Lars Buko Batchoy | Things to do in Iloilo City-Iloilo

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A Batchoy foodtrip in Iloilo wouldn't be complete without a visit to Lars Buko Batchoy near the Mandurriao Public Market. While a bowl of this soup usually tastes really sinful (with all the fatty but succulent components in it), this diner offers a fresher, lighter take on the Ilonggo favorite. Served in a coconut shell, the broth tastes sweet without being overpowering. It complements well with its perennial partner, the Puto Manapla. Other bestsellers on their menu include the Buko Pancit Molo, Buko Lomi, and Buko Burger.
Open: Open Daily, 8am - 8pm
Address: 122 De Leon St., Mandurriao, Iloilo City, Iloilo
Fee: Buko Batchoy is only P95
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Nearby attractions

Netong's (Atria)
1.76 km away

The battle of the best batchoy in Iloilo is endless; however, many locals seem to agree that Netong’s is on the running to be number one. With its buto-buto broth slow cooked for hours, fresh meat and offals, bone marrow infused with guinamos or shrimp paste, crushed chicharon, garlic, egg noodles, it comes to no surprise that a steaming bowl of Netong's batchoy is one of the most sought-after Ilonggo guilty pleasures. From starting out as a humble stall in Lapaz Market, Netong’s has established another branch in the commercial district of Atria, giving more local and foreign foodies easy access to a bowl of Iloilo pride.

Molo Plaza and Church
2.26 km away

The façade of the church, telling of the neogothic influence, already gives travelers a preview of the rich history of the building. The church was raised in 1831, under the supervision of Father Pablo Montaño, and was completed under the direction of Don Jose Manuel Locsin. Coral stones, as well as the two red pyramidal spires, show how the so called Feminist Church has aged with glory. It is easy to reach the area as almost all jeepney routes with “Molo” or “Arevalo” on the signage will pass by the plaza. Inside the church, one can find the centerpiece that holds the image of the patron saint, St. Anne, and the 16 statues of female saints along the aisle.

Molo Mansion
2.29 km away

Right across the town church is the grand Molo Mansion built in the 1920s. To save the structure from deteriorating, it has been restored and turned into a heritage museum. It now houses crafts and arts by the Ilonggos, and tourists can conveniently shop at a cultural retail store by the lobby. At the backyard, one could find a sweet spot for sweet organic treats! Table Matters sell artisanal ice cream made from blue ternate and also a variety of coolers—a perfect break from touring around the district of Molo.

Where to stay

J7 Plaza Hotel
Hotels and homes
0.83 km away

Here at J7 Plaza Hotel, it is our pride and passion to provide the best to our valued guests. Located near prime spots of the city, our hotel is complete with a state-of-the-art architecture and interior, a vast array of amenities, and a friendly and accommodating staff, eager to give you an unforgettable guest experience. When in Iloilo, make J7 your one stop place. Stay at Iloilo’s best address!

Exquisite Spaces
Hotels and homes
1.00 km away

Exquisite Spaces is a group of fully furnished flats in Iloilo City owned by Amara Wright. Currently, they have 2 spaces ready for occupancy and will add two more at the end of the year. The company aims to bring comfort, great experience for family and friends at a reasonable price.

Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo
Hotels and homes
1.06 km away

Courtyard Iloilo welcomes guests with spacious hotel rooms, superb service and the perfect location in Iloilo City, Philippines. The first international hotel in Iloilo, travelers can relax in bright, airy rooms decorated with contemporary furnishings. Every accommodation offers deluxe bedding, flat-panel TVs, large windows, ample desks and Wi-Fi, the fastest in the city. Concierge Lounge hotel rooms and suites grant exclusive access to the Lounge and amenities like complimentary hors d'oeuvres and desserts. Indulge in the all-day buffet or a la carte options at our delicious Runway Kitchen or sample light bites and your favorite libations at our lobby or poolside bars. Our Iloilo City hotel also features an indoor pool, fitness center and convenient airport shuttle. If you are planning an event, you will appreciate our more than 6,000 square feet of versatile venues. The property is just a short walk to the Iloilo Convention Center and minutes from SM City and Iloilo National High School.

Getting there and around

122 De Leon St., Mandurriao, Iloilo City, Iloilo

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