|Pancit batil patung a.k.a Pancit Tuguegarao (Triangle Panciteria version)|
Being in and out of Tuguegarao for more than a decade and half now, I say I'm used to eating batil patung that I can proudly claim I can now finish off a "super" or a "mega" serving of this venerated noodle dish. When I was a newbie pancit eater, I can only consume half way through a regular serving. Now, I eat pancit batil patung once or even twice a week in my various favorite panciterias in the city. It's becoming a necessity, a need, though not a luxury even if I pair it with a bottle of Red Horse. I got this pancit itch in me as I was adapted and acclimatized in this place and on the culture, the Ilokano me like all the Cagayano Ilokanos in here who love batil patung because it has become their own pancit, too.
So, here, I'll start documenting my pancit batil patung forays in Tuguegarao City and elsewhere in Cagayan.
|Occasional Triangle pancit eaters.|
|I spiced up my pancit now, poured my own sauce with chopped onions and of course, those fermented sili ti sairo.|
|My plate's really getting messy, ahem, and now here's the soup to down the pancit and to wash off my palate the hotness of the chili.|