Tuguegarao’s hot weather coupled with its fast-paced lifestyle leaves its people hungry for a high-carb food that also makes you sweat. Note: Sweating has a cooling effect in our bodies. And what more can you think of if you want to eat this kind of food – of course, it’s Pansit (also spelled as pancit) Batil Patong! The aroma itself of Tuguegarao’s Pansit Batil Patong (also spelled as patung) is inviting us to try some new stores or ‘panciterias’ that are offering this famous dish.
So we came across Jairon’s Panciteria, Kambingan, Bulalohan Atbp. – a panciteria which we haven’t tried before. This panciteria is only 11 months old (during our visit). Jairon’s also offers rice meals aside from the famous Pansit Batil Patong of Tuguegarao. They are offering the Ilocano delicacies like papaitan, dinakdakan, dinuguan, and a lot more.
We went there on a not so busy time and just ordered the Php 80.00 variant of the pansit and paid it right away. They gave us a number of our orders as we waited in one of their ‘kubos’ or bamboo shack. A few minutes later our orders arrived.
I was a bit skeptical because hubby and I agreed to divide our pansit into two. Our order is not even enough for one person! The pansit has only small portions of miki (egg noodle), and some few toppings. I did not even realize that we finished it in just about 5-10 minutes! If you’re new to eating this dish, always remember that the pansit batil patong also comes with a free soup.
Jairon’s version of the pansit is delicious yet something is still lacking (maybe because we did not order the most expensive one). I also don’t like their serving of the PHP 80.00 pansit, I felt that it is not enough for one person especially the toppings.
If you did not have Pansit Batil Patong for so many years, I recommend that you should go to the original or pioneering panciterias like Lamud’s, Jomar’s, Triangle or Eva’s.
Although Jairon’s was a bit disappointing, this will not stop us from discovering more new panciterias in our town. I know there’s a lot more out there. I hope that next time we will find the pansit that will truly satisfy us.
HOW TO GET THERE:
1. Take the tricycle and tell them Jairon’s Pansitan. The driver will then take you there.
FARE: Php 10-50.00
2. If you are going via private/ own car you might want to take the way going to Camp Adduru.
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