Ilonggo cuisine is one we all enjoy around the metro: from their famous inasal, batchoy, and silvanas. There’s even more to enjoy from them that you should definitely also try. These dishes from the Visayan region creatively use spices and churn out delicious, rich stews. Once you try cooking these recipes, you’ll be using them for a long time.
Dig into these famous Ilonggo recipes and bring a taste of Iloilo to your dining table:
1 Laswa (Vegetable Soup) Recipe
This laswa recipe is an Ilonggo favorite that’s a delicious medley of vegetables and shrimp. It’s the perfect way to change up the way you have your veggies.
2 Kansi Recipe
Kansi brings together two of your favorite things: the indulgent beef bone marrow that’s reminiscent of bulalo and the vibrant taste of sinigang. We really have to thank the Ilonggos for this one! Trust us when we say that you’ll need a lot of rice when you try this kansi recipe at home.
3 La Paz Batchoy Recipe
The rich pork broth and the silky noodles coming together make up the perfect comfort food: La Paz batchoy. This is perfect as a meal or an afternoon snack, and it’s also one of the best hangover noodle dishes you’ll ever have.
4 Pancit Molo Recipe
This comforting soup recipe is one you’ll be using for a long, long time. Pancit molo or molo soup is an Ilonggo dumpling soup dish that is usually made with dumplings filled with ground chicken and ground pork.
5 Bangus Inasal Recipe
Inasal is for more than just your chicken. Give your bangus the same distinct flavors with this bangus inasal recipe.
6 Chicken Binakol Recipe
There’s always room for chicken at any spread. Everyone will love this chicken binakol recipe especially with the fresh notes of coconut.
7 Silvanas Recipe
These delicious cold treats can be made at home and stored in the freezer. They’re essentially sandwiches made with cashew wafers and frozen buttercream. You’ll want to make a big batch of this silvanas recipe because it’s hard to stop at just one (or two)!