Friday, August 30, 2013

Pancit Batil Patong – Muñoz, 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 :( 


22 comments:

  1. yayain mo naman ako minsan sa mga foodtrip na pancit ang specialty nila, hahaha di halatang mahilig ka sa pancit hehehe... craving batil patong

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    1. hindi naman talaga manong eh. nagkataon lang na mahirap humanap dito ng legit the batil patong :)

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  2. Ate Carla! Samahan kita paguwi ko :) Batil Patong namiss ko din yan :D

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    1. gusto ko yan vash! kelan nga ba kasi yan? treat mo ko ha! hehe

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  3. Never pa ako nakatikim ng pansit batil , ito ung pansit na kakaiba ang atake sa ingredients

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    1. at may iba-iba pang bersyon kulapitot! :)

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  4. they are transferred at san antonio street.. just the street at the back of that building

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  5. For info po, we transfered to 84 sn antonio st cor sto nino, the street opposite eastwest bank beside BDO, 1st street on the left if your fronting the former place. Same tel numbers, 3919318, 4121408, 09178521350, & 09328620272.

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    1. Thanks for the info po, hope to visit it soon and try your pancit again...

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  6. For info po, we transfered to 84 sn antonio st cor sto nino, the street opposite eastwest bank beside BDO, 1st street on the left if your fronting the former place. Same tel numbers, 3919318, 4121408, 09178521350, & 09328620272.

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  7. For info po, we transfered to 84 sn antonio st cor sto nino, the street opposite eastwest bank beside BDO, 1st street on the left if your fronting the former place. Same tel numbers, 3919318, 4121408, 09178521350, & 09328620272.

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  8. oh...this is near my place. also tried it months ago...

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    1. they transferred already and malapit ka rin pala sa area ko! :)

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  9. I passed by today and the guy said they are closed, it seemed forever but the tarp was still up. None of the phone numbers work anymore. Mpr

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    1. Hi there. Thank you so much for this information. I also tried contacting the numbers but it's not working. Thank you so much for the information. I'll update the blog post ASAP :)

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  10. I tried pancit batil patong for the first time at Jibs in A. Linao corner Quirino after watching this yesterday
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYzr_s2hhcg
    Hope you can review this as I am curious to know how it compares to the ones in Tuguegarao. I plan to go back :-D. Mpr

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    1. hmmm... pwede! try namin yan. thanks! :)

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  11. wala na po ba qng batil na ito po??? im searching ryt for this food... :(

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    1. The last time I went there sarado na po :(

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