**Update: Bruno’s Tuguegarao Pansit Batil Patung is now located at Kamuning Road Corner, 11th Jamboree, Quezon City and they’re still serving the ever famous, absolutely delicious Pansit Batil Patung!
The very first encounter I had with the Batil Patung was in Isabela. It was one of my closest friend’s wedding and we had to fly all the way to the North for it. Of course, eating on local eateries was our great raison d’ etre and that was how we found out about this local treasure.
When we went back to Manila, I researched on where to access this delicacy. We came up with places in Pasig, Marikina, and nothing can compare to that distinct taste. We thought, it may be lacking of that “local” touch.
We happen to mention this mission to Kim’s (my partner) mom. She immediately and enthusiastically told us that Kim’s dad used to eat Batil Patong near Judge Jimenez and Kamuning Road. So off we went. We walked around until we saw this shack with a banner screaming “Bruno’s Tuguegarao Pansit Batil Patung“!!!
We didn’t think twice and ordered 2 servings of Hataw (their biggest serving). We thought, “hey, this is Manila so the serving is definitely smaller.” To our great delight, the order came and hell, they were huge! They even threw in “egg sabaw” that is refillable!
So for all of you who are confused on how to properly eat this Northern Love, here is a step-by-step procedure:
1. Place the Pansit and part of the egg on your plate.
2. Add sibuyas (chopped onions) all over.
3. Add sukang iloko (Ilocos Vinegar) and sili (chili pepper).
4. And finally add the egg sabaw and enjoy!
The place is very cool and if you are as “cowboy” as the rest of the Kamuning crowd, then it’s the place to be. We got fat because of this place and there was even a series of months that this shack became our weekly stop!
How to Go to Bruno’s Tuguegarao Pansit Batil Patong:
1. From Kamias Road, ride any jeep heading to Welcome Rotonda – 7.50 Php
2. In Kamuning Road, ask the driver to drop you off the street T.Gener and Scount Torillo.
3. Walk along T. Gener until you see the shack. You are not to miss it!
***Bruno’s Tuguegarao Pansit Batil Patong is located at #37 T-Gener St. Corner K-1st Kamuning, Q.C.