Deco's La Paz Batchoy Valeria unveils new look

Photo credit: Deco's La Paz Facebook page
When one thinks of Iloilo City and food, one immediately thinks of the famous batchoy. When I think of batchoy I think of home - noodles in bone broth with meats and drizzled with crunchy chicharon, best served with steaming puto or pandesal. Batchoy is truly the Ilonggo's classic comfort food.

Deco's La Paz Batchoy is one of the first batchoy restaurants in Iloilo City and has been nicknamed "The Father of All Batchoys". They recently re-opened their Valeria branch last December 18 with a new design - where customers can see how the batchoy is prepared before serving. It resembles the set-up of a Japanese ramen house but with an Ilonggo twist.

They also have an Instagrammable wall with art depicting Ilonggo culture, perfect for picture-taking for both tourists and locals. This is their second branch which features this unique design, the first was in Deco's Robinsons Place Jaro branch.

Since Iloilo City is a venue for meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (MICE),SB Magalona Alliance, the licensed operator of Deco's La Paz Batchoy is keen on revolutionizing the look of a batchoyan in Iloilo to make it more exciting and safe for guests.

Marichel Magalona, chief executive officer of SBMA, said that despite their modernization, Deco's La Paz Batchoy continues to prepare this old-time favorite dish the traditional way.

“We continue to prepare our soup the same way it was done when it was created by Federico Guillergan Sr. before the 2nd World War broke out. This is how Ilonggos love their batchoy, and to this day we continue to please their palate,” says Magalona.

Deco's menu includes Special Batchoy, Super Batchoy, and Extra Batchoy. One may choose among egg noodles, miswa and bihon. The ingredients include a hot clear soup of boiled bone marrow, meat (pork or beef), liver, guinamos (local shrimp paste), chicharon and garlic. Deco's also serve Dinuguan, Siopao, Siomai, Pandesal and Puto.

Deco's branches are located in Robinsons Place Iloilo, Robinsons Place Jaro, and La Salette Building, Valeria Street.

Deco's La Paz Batchoy also offers food vouchers in P100 denomination, are available and honored in the three branches.

Deco's Batchoy Valeria Highlights the following features:

  • Ramen-house style
  • Eat and watch as your batchoy is prepared
  • Clean place, Instagrammable wall
  • Soup made by boiling bone marrow, no shortcuts
  • Batchoy sizes: Special, Super and Extra
  • Also serves Diniguan, Siopao, Siomai, Pandesal and Puto

Deco's La Paz Batchoy in Social Media:

Thank you to Iloilo Bloggers Society and Deco's La Paz Batchoy for inviting me! 

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