Friday, February 3, 2012

Dingkoy's Pancit Batil Patong in Tuguegarao

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So going back to the food trip, we went to Dingkoy's Bar and Restaurant. The pansit houses here only serve pansit - literally. No other food but pansit. Dingkoy boasts its original pansit batil-patong and we were so ready to try their specialty. 


ze group L-R: dra. ivy, doni, peng, me, chyng and our host - sol.
thanks for this photo peng! :)
Pancit Batil Patong
all pansit - plus drinks of course
We ordered their super special which had chorizo, carabeef (carabao meat), liver, lechon kawali (yummy) and egg for only 60 bucks! Quite a steal right? They also have a seafood counterpart for the non-red meat eaters.

Pancit Batil Patong
the master chef
there were 3 of them assisting 
food critics?
They have an open kitchen and they cook your food right in front of you. We watched how they cook the pansit and observed how they carefully layer those yummy ingredients on top of each other. We first noticed the eggs - they were poached. And then the other ingredients - toasted chorizo, the carabeef, the yummy lechon kawali and the liver (you can omit any of those - just tell them beforehand). We got hungry more and more after each ingredient. And the aroma? I can't describe it but it smelled fantastic (huh?!).

nice eh?
Pancit Batil Patong
poached eggs baby!
Pancit Batil Patong

Pansit batil-patong is unique because of the egg. The "batil" part was on the soup (kinda like nido soup - the egg was beaten into the soup). They give you this soup but you should have it right after finishing the pansit - yes, soup after the main dish. That's how it should be eaten. The "patong" part was the poached egg on top of the pansit itself. Nice. They also served a special sauce (read:sawsawan) which looked like your typical soy sauce with lemon (calamansi) and chili (sili) thing but with a twist - it also had some shredded red onions.

Pancit Batil Patong
ready?
the sauce
Pancit Batil Patong
the soup (right after  the pansit)
Of course I failed the "soup-right-after-the-pansit" part because I can't resist the yummy look of it and I like my soup before the main meal. Bad me. The taste was - uhm, like a soup. Maybe if I ate it the "right" way I would've appreciated it more. 

I dug in into my plate and tasted the bits and pieces that was incorporated into my pansit. It tasted different and I appreciated it more with the sauce. It was really different. The texture of the lechon kawali and the egg, they compliment each other. 

Pano na nga ulit yun?
The group's verdict? 2 out of 5 didn't finish their pansit. You know why? They didn't like the carabeef. In some terms they call it "maang-go". I told them to remove the carabeef instead but they still can taste it thus, it ended their meal.

Pancit Batil Patong

As for me, it's ok. I can still remember how it tasted and how I felt after eating it. I dunno if it's good or bad but I finished everything. It's unique and it's really a must-try when you're in Tuguegarao.

5 comments:

  1. una sa lahat, sa lahat ng bagay na depressing, yung cebu pacific mo ang nakakatawa! window seat tapos ala ka naman window? haha! what did you do when before ascending and touch down? di ba they'll ask you to open the window? *tinanong ko pa talaga!*

    sosyal pala ang dingkoy's may tagline silang, "bringing class to the masses"! bring it on, dingkoy's! :D

    i haven't tried carabeef or anything with it. baka pag may chance ako makatikim, maalala ko bigla sagot ko sa ielts exam ko last nov --i was proudly describing a carabao to the speaking examiner. maiyak p matawa ako siguro habang kumakain.

    this is pancit!

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  2. I'm worried about the 40% passing "grade" for the pansit taste test LOL.

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  3. hi doc gelo! korek ka diyan sa depressing na nakakatawa... nakakaloka actually.... :)

    and napansin ko din yang "class to the masses" tagline.. ang bongga! kasi yung ibang pansitan daw eh nasa kalye lang so sila pang "class" dahil restaurant style!

    hi bertN! haha... natawa naman ako sayo, you should try it para malaman natin kung ano rating mo...

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  4. nalungkot ako bigla di ako makakasama dito sa tuguegarao + palaui trip namin sa march. gusto ko pa naman tikman tong pancit batil patung:/ anyhoo nakakatakam ung mga kuha mo.

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  5. hi killerfillers. you should go! sayang ang opportunity. ang hirap mag solo sa cagayan north! :)

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