La Paz Batchoy

Batchoy is a noodle soup made with pork organs, crushed pork cracklings, shrimp, vegetables, chicken stock, chicken breast, beef loin and round noodles.  This recipe all started at La Paz, Iloilo City, Philippines. Thus, the name La Paz Batchoy (Thanks Connille for the correction!).

A bowl of La Paz batchoy
A Bowl of La Paz Batchoy Image Via Wikipedia

Estimated time to finish (cooking and preparation):

1 hour and 30 minutes

La Paz Batchoy Ingredients:

* 1 kilo mami noodles

La Paz Batchoy Broth Ingredients:

* 1 medium size onion, quartered
* 1/2 head garlic, crushed
* 1/2 tsp. shrimp paste (bagoong)
* 1 tbsp. peppercorns, crushed
* 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
* 10-12 c. beef/pork stock
* 1 tbsp. sugar
* 1 tsp. soy sauce
* salt to taste

For The La Paz Batchoy Toppings

* 250 g. pork
* 150 g. pork liver
* 150 g. shrimps
* 1 pc. chicken breast


* chicharon, crushed
* chopped garlic,fried
* chopped spring onion

La Paz Batchoy Cooking Instructions – How To Cook La Paz Batchoy:

1). In a large pot, pour in 10-12 c. of stock (from boiled beef and pork bones) and add all broth ingredients and bring to a boil.

2). Reduce heat and blanch shrimp until cooked.

3). Remove shrimp from the pot, remove shell and head each shrimp, set aside.

4). Add in pork, chicken and liver in the pot, let simmer for 20–25 minutes or until pork, chicken and liver are tender add more stock if necessary.

5). Remove pork, chicken and liver from the pot, drain and let cool.

6). Continue simmering the broth in low heat until ready to serve, season with salt to taste.

7). Slice the pork, chicken and liver into thin strips and set aside.

8). Place noodles in serving bowl and pour strained boiling stock over the noodles. Top with pork, chicken, liver, shrimp. Garnish with chicharon, spring onion and fried garlic.

Best serve immediately after cooking.

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11 thoughts on “La Paz Batchoy

  1. Raine Pal

    La Paz Batchoy has many versions in cooking. Though Batchoy is the most common name for it, but to give credit for the soup's inventor they called it La Paz because it's origin came from La Paz Iloilo City. But whatever they called it I love Batchoy, especially when it rains. Perfect!

  2. Maritel Ledesma

    the best Batchoy I tasted is not in La Paz but in Bacolod…hahaha at Bar21 🙂 We did try to cook this but somehow it does not taste the same because it is not just the broth but the noodle too. maybe we should try again using your recipe 😉

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