Monday, August 26, 2013

Pancit Batil Patong - Kamuning, Quezon City

Pancit Batil Patong

And the quest is still on for the next best Tuguegarao’sPancit Batil Patong in the metro. And luckily, me and my foodie buddy found one near my place - it's even just a jeepney ride away from work. It’s the Rapsatodits Restaurant’s version of our latest food craving.

Searching for this modest eatery in Quezon City is easy. Coming from the main intersection of EDSA and Roosevelt Avenue (Muñoz) you can either walk west-bound or ride any Quiapo-bound jeepneys. Watch out for the first Metrobank branch along Roosevelt Ave. on your right side. And just beside it is the building that houses the Rapsatodits Restaurant. The eatery is just simple and unpretentious. We chose to dine outside the eatery alongside the tires from their neighbor-shop. Pollution wut?!

bike for nearby delivery service
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leftmost stall
It was late in the afternoon and we were so excited to get hold of our favorite pancit. The eatery offers a wide choice of all-day meals. They have lugaws, silogs and other Pinoy favorites. But as they claim, the house specialty is the Pancit Batil Patong from Tuguegarao; the sole reason why we were there. Another interesting item on the menu was the Longganisa Tuguegarao which wasn't available at that time. Sayang. 

We chose from three different sizes and we chose to have the huge one for sharing; the Super-size for 80 pesos.

Pancit Batil Patong

Pancit Batil Patong
longganisa your next!
While waiting for our pancit, we chatted with one of the servers, Ryan. He’s a native of Tuguegarao and told us that he’s been currently training to be a soldier and wait tables to keep up with the city lifestyle. He also acts as the cook if the need arises or if you’d request for him (definitely our next plan). 

It didn’t take so much time for our order to be out of the kitchen. Their serving is not that huge compared to the other ones we had. One unique ingredient on their pancit was the bean sprouts (toge) which we found weird at first. We’ve also noticed that their version used chorizo rather than hotdogs. The soup (batil) was also darker than usual. After concocting the condiments of white onions and calamansi (and/or soy sauce), we both indulged.

Pancit Batil Patong

The verdict? It was good! I mean, the feel and taste were far from the original one we had in Tuguegarao but everything they added/replaced worked very well. The carabeef didn't have that maanggo taste at all and it was cooked perfectly. The chorizo added a distinct flavor that didn't overpower the whole thing. The bean sprouts (which we find weird at first) was great and added some texture to the whole dish. Gawd! I'm sounding and feeling like a legit food critic here eh?

The pitfalls of their version were the supposedly poached egg (patong) and the soup (batil) which made a big difference to the whole experience. It was far from the original one. 

Pancit Batil Patong

Rapsatodits Restaurant's version of the Pansit Batil Patong is yummy in its own right. It may not be the most legit we've had, but it's distinctly good that we're so coming back for more. And maybe, we'll ask Ryan to cook next time too! But this definitely made our tummies and hearts happy. Hearts? Yes, hearts.


Rapsatodits Restaurant
281-A Roosevelt Ave., Brgy. San Antonio, Quezon City
Comtact Numbers: (+63) 2.391.9318 | (+63) 2.412.1408
                                 (+63) 917.852.1350 | (+63) 932.862.0272 

**Updated October 1, 2013**

The Eatery has relocated to their new home at;
84 San Antonio st. cor Sto. Niño, Brgy. San Antonio, Quezon City 
Contact Numbers: (+63) 2.391.9318 | (+63) 2.412.1408 
                                (+63) 917.852.1350 | (+63) 932.862.0272 

**Updated September 1, 2014**


The panciteria is already closed and all of their phone lines are not working anymore. Thanks to a reader who personally went there and updated me about it. Too bad, their version is the best for me here in Metro Manila :( 







23 comments:

  1. You've become a pancit queen indeed. Sige will let you know kung san may Batil Patong. :)

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  2. Wow ate the search is on for our very famous Batil Patong :)

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    1. onga vash eh. san pa ba ang alam mo na meron? :)

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  3. I have to try this! Gusto ko sya kasi andaming sahug! LOL But it looks so darn delicious!

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    1. hi shugah! if you're fine with carabeef then mae-enjoy mo to for sure.

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  4. uy we have batil patong pala here! thanks for sharing.. my dad eats this whenever he travels to the north..

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    1. yep berylle. gulat nga din ako kasi meron nga dito :)

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    2. hi maryrose! i was just there this week and it will be my next post na :)

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  6. Your standard for eating Pansit Patong is high na kasi, kaya hindi mo makalimutan ang original, hehehe.

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    1. haha. tama yan! alam na alam ko pa yung taste and feel nung pancit sa Tugue :)

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  7. Anything that's overpowered by carabeef ain't good. And it's true, mataas na nga standard mo. Hihi. Sana makahanap ng alternative within the metro na at par.

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    1. hi gay! we're still giving this certain panciteria a second chance. para naman mabigyan ng tamang hustisya:)

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  8. nice meron na din dito matikman nga .nabusog ako nyan sa tugegarao

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  9. try jibs panciteria along angel linao st. cor quirino avenue manila..,take lrt line 1, if from the north ... get off at quirino station ... cross at taft avenue ... walk towards singalong st ... next street is angel linao turn left po ... hanapin na lang dun yung jibs panicteria ..,

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  10. san banda to sa kamuning? lapit lang ako sa kamuning, i wanna try too!

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    1. Hi CA! T.Gener st., cor. K-1st. Alam mo yun fo sho :)

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  11. Hi, hope you can try our authentic pancit batil patung at 3rd floor foodcourt, Taft Centrale Exchange mall, Buendia cor Taft sts with connecting way from Buendia LRT station..thanks..

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    1. We'll try it one of these days George. Thanks for the info :)

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