When life gives you pandemic, make "pancit batil patong"

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Pancit batil patong is a noodle (pancit) that originated from Tuguegarao City located in the valley of Cagayan, the northern part of the Philippines. The noddle used is miki (egg noodles) that may come in different thickness depending on who makes it.

It is mixed with minced/chopped vegetables and meat. The main meat used is usually carabao meat but it can be substituted with other meat mostly pork.

Batil patong is loosely translated as beaten egg on top. "Batil" means to beat an egg and "patong" is to place on top. However, the egg put on top of the noddle is not beaten.

I placed the additional chopped onions on top of my plate before realizing I haven't taken a photo of the food yet.

Also, the dish comes with an egg soup as you can see in the photo above.

There used to be a place that we like to eat this one for it was by far the most authentic that we have tasted. Also, it is worth every penny. The serving is a lot it could be shared between two people depending on how big or small of an appetite you have. It is packed with ingredients not just topped with it but also mixed in it. However, when pandemic hit, that business closed. When things slowly started going back to normal and we were craving for that one time, another business was already in its place.

We tried other businesses selling the same kind of pancit but nothing comes close to that.

Not until yesterday.

We were craving for batil patong. We could have ordered from the usual but then decided to search in fb to see if there are other choices. We found a post about this place located in the next town. According to the post, the owner who was a former overseas Filipino worker (OFW) was here in the city but then COVID hit and lockdown was imposed. Instead of going home to Tuguegarao, she set up a business instead in the next town cooking pancit batil patong.

According to the comments there, it is better than one of the popular places here in the city that sells that kind of dish. So we tried our luck.

It was just one ride away from the city anyway, less than 4 km. It was easy to find the place for the post in fb gave enough directions to follow.

We were the only customers when we went there and waited no less than 10 minutes for our order to be cooked and served. It tasted as authentic as it can be. While it did not match the quantity that we were used to in the place that I mentioned above, the taste is good. I also like that the amount of saltiness in it was just right. For Php100.00 per serving, it was a great find.

We were satisfied and will surely go back.

With the little chat I had with the owner, she mentioned that they are making their own noodles (miki). They also have another branch somewhere in town which I am familiar with the place when she gave the directions.

That was our food adventure yesterday which was all worth it.

With what the owner have done, it reminded me of "whenever life gives you lemons, make lemonade" and that is what she has done. It is a reminder to us all that just because things don't go our way, we give up. We have to find ways to continue on with life. We take risks for that is what life is all about. It is all about risks, wins and losses.

Let us be resilient, resourceful and creative.

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Nakakagutom! Tried that pansit ages ago and iba yun sarap nya compared to the usual pancit na binebenta like canton and bihon.

Yung noodles talaga ang nagpapasarap dyan lalo na pag sila mismo ang gumawa ng noodles.

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1 year ago

Oh ganun pala un. Sabi nung owner sila daw gumagawa.

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1 year ago

mukhang masarap nga tingnan

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1 year ago

Masarap din ang lasa :D

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1 year ago

Ahhh grabi lang, nakaka gutom 🤤 ganitong pancit ang masarap sana. Walang ganysn dito ata ee. Or baka dahil di ako palalabas kaya kala ko wala 🤤

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1 year ago

Try mo na lang maghanap baka may nakarating na jan hehe.

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1 year ago

Hahaha yon nga ee try ko kapag ready na akong humarap sa mundo, charowtttt haha

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1 year ago

Sige samahan kita at libre mo ako haha!

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1 year ago

Ay sige masama ako tas ako treat mo HAHAHA

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1 year ago

Haha!

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1 year ago

The lady is really industrious and resourceful and you have said. I admire her relentlessness and can-do spirit. In a short while, her restaurant business might turn out to be among one of the most successful in the district. That's how most success story begins

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1 year ago

Indeed. At her old age, she still manages to cook such delicious food.

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1 year ago

May I take some food from there my dear friend? It was so delicious. Perfect food from great cook.

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1 year ago

Sure! Come on over :D

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1 year ago

Wala na, nagutom na ako Kuyaaaa! Huhuhahaha

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1 year ago

Lol! Tara kain na :D

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1 year ago

Ahh batil patong is food😄 i dont know that before.. Nd it looks delicious🙈 Nd that chopped onions make it more delicious🙈

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1 year ago

Yes, onions make everything good! lol!

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1 year ago

I wonder how that pancit batil tastes like my friend lee. But I presume that it tastes so good. If only I could just email that food here to taste. If only hehe.

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1 year ago

Lol! I would love for you to taste it :)

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1 year ago

I can smell that delicious Noodles. Sarap Yan Lalo na kapag tag lamig. P100 lang naku nakakatakam naman.🤤

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1 year ago

Kaya nga e. Sulit na sulit :D

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1 year ago

Ang sarap naman niyan sir lee. Ngayon ko lang yan narinig. Mapaparami talaga rice mo yan sir lee. Ang sarap naman talaga ng pansit sir lee. Every occasions meron talagang mga pancit. Na miss ko na din kumain ng pansit sir lee.

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1 year ago

Di na need ng rice eto hehe.

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1 year ago

Shit man, you made my stomach excited. Now it won't settle without tasting something delicious.

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1 year ago

Lol! That's how it's supposed to be. Gotcha! :D

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1 year ago

appetizing food becomes the main course. Mie mixed with soy sauce tastes every tongue, especially if the taste is spicy, it may continue to fill the stomach until it is full. I'm getting hungry

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1 year ago

Right on! :D Noodles fill your stomach quickly :)

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1 year ago

Rest aside, invite me 😍

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1 year ago

Come quickly before it's all gone lol!

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1 year ago

it's amazing how the pandemic also was a blessing in disguise for others...

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1 year ago

It truly is :) Which reminds me, ang daming van owners and yumaman dahil sa pandemic dahil ni-take nila un opportunity nung wala talagang bbyahe na bus. Gang ngayon limited pa rin ang bus sa amin.

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1 year ago

That's good that you found the dish near you that you want to try. I haven't tried any dish with crabo meat yet hope it's tasty

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1 year ago

It is tasty :)

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1 year ago

I am from Cagayan Valley and yeah that pancit is classic here haha, dami ding nagbebenta but di talaga magaya ang recipe ng tugue.

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1 year ago

Un nagustuhan ko nung una tas un ngayon, parehong tiga Cagayan kasi ang may ari kaya authentic talaga.

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1 year ago

Hala, mukhang masarap yan sir. Mahilig ako sa pancit bam-i at malabon talaga. Ito oh, picture pa lang bet na bet ko na. Nagutom ako bigla. Nag crave na naman ako ng pancit 🤤

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1 year ago

Sis? Lalaki si Sir. Lee uyy haha

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1 year ago

Wag na kasi "sir" kasi di naman ako teacher lol! Bro na lang.

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1 year ago

Hahaha sir pala. Akala ko tlaga babae 🤣 Sorry na agad . Edit ko na 🤣

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1 year ago

Lol! Dami talaga nagkakamali kaya okay lang yan. Nasanay na ako :D

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1 year ago

Actually bro, I haven't eaten yet this kind of food. Parang dun lang ako sa mami at gotohan haha. Level up version kasi to eh. Charr. Ngayon ko lang din kasi to nalaman, yung Pancit Batil.

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1 year ago

Baka meron na din jan hehe. Dumarami na nagbebenta dito neto.

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1 year ago

Everything happens for a reason talaga, ng dahil sa pandemic ay nakapag patayo siya ng Pansit Batil Patong.

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1 year ago

Oo nga e. Till now open pa naman ang business. Buti nakasurvive.

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1 year ago

Nakakatakam. Hindi young basta blasting pancit lang. Better siguro kapag carabao meat pero dahil hindi pa ako nakatikim pero baka hindi malambot ang meat?

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1 year ago

Okay naman un meat nya :)

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1 year ago

Oi, its been years since the last time I tasted that. Its one of the version of pancit na masarap!

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1 year ago

Dami na nagbebenta neto dito hehe.

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1 year ago

This noodles look delicious 🤤🤤i like to eat it.

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1 year ago

Come on over and let's go get some :D

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1 year ago