Batchoy, less commonly spelled batsoy, is a noodle soup made with pork offal, crushed pork cracklings, chicken stock, beef loin and round noodles. Its origins can be traced to the district of La Paz, Iloilo City in the Philippines, hence it is often referred to as La Paz Batchoy.
- 1 lb miki noodles, boiled for 1 minute and drained
- 1 lb pork
- 1 lb pig’s intentesines; cleaned, boiled, and sliced
- 1/4 lb pig liver, sliced into strips
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon shimp paste (bagoong or guinamus) * optional
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 cup pork cracklings (chicharon), crushed
- 3 tablespoons spring onion, chopped
- 1/4 cup toasted garlic
- 7 cups water
- Boil water in a cooking pot.
- Put-in salt, sugar, onion powder, ground black pepper, and shrimp paste. Cook for a minute.
- Add the pork and cook until tender (about 30 to 45 minutes)
- Put-in the intestines and liver, and then cook for 6 to 10 minutes.
- Remove the pork, liver, and intestine from the broth (caldo). Set aside.
- Slice the pork into strips.
- Arranged the cooked miki noodles in a single serving bowl.
- Place the strips of pork, liver, and intestine on top of the miki noodles.
- Pour the broth in the bowl, and then garnish with spring onions and toasted garlic.