6 Reasons Batangas Lomi is so Special

What is the first place that comes to mind when you hear the word “Lomi”? This is the typical food you will hear from a Batangueno or Batangas local. Why? Because this is where Lomi is born, and for that reason alone, Lomi Batangas is the food that almost everyone desires. And, of course, the authentic “Mga Pagkaing Pinoy.” These foods will always be there, in every restaurant or canteen you will dine in. We always love to order kaldereta, pancit, lechon, dinuguan, and sisig and you will always find Lomi on the menu. Indeed, Lomi has evolved in recent years. Lomi is now more aesthetically pleasing, with toppings nearly filling half of the bowl with a wide variety of toppings. 

“Lomi” is just one of many noodle dishes known as pancit (also spelled pansit) that have become popular in Filipino cuisine. And what makes Batangas lomi so unique? Among the more notable variants of the pancit lomi is that known as “Batangas Lomi,” even though this type of lomi was first introduced and became increasingly popular in the City of Lipa. The absence of vegetables distinguishes the Batangas lomi from other variants. And here are some of the reasons why Batangas lomi is a must-try for anyone looking for something unique and special:

1. Overflowing toppings

Most Lomi in Batangas is devoid of vegetables, instead featuring a wide variety of meat toppings such as kikiam, fish/squid balls, chicharon, eggs, and much more. Some Lomi dishes include tofu and lumpiang shanghai (spring rolls). To name a few, Special Lomi Batangas is loaded with various types of meat and offal, such as crispy pork belly, pork liver, chicharon (pork rind), regular pork meat, kikiam, fish balls, and/or squid balls; others include meatballs, intestines, lumpia, and boiled eggs and also optional for a toasted garlic bits and green onions for garnish.

2. Thick, flavorful soup

Lomi batangas flavorful thick soup is made from flavorful caldo, which is a flavorful broth made by simmering the beef or pork shanks for several hours before adding the other ingredients. And the beaten eggs, which will be poured while constantly stirring. To enhance the wonderful flavor, the eggs must be evenly distributed throughout the noodles. The consistency of a Lomi sauce is determined by the thickening agent; traditional Lomi uses cornstarch, which thickens the sauce. Lomi soup will always provide satisfaction and comfort. It’s a heartwarming soup that makes you proud to be Filipino!

3. Delicious “Miki” egg noodles

Lomi is a thick sauce over egg noodles. And Lomi noodles are a type of thick egg noodles that are typically soaked in lye water during the manufacturing process to give them their characteristic chewy texture. Miki noodles are just plain egg noodles. Miki noodles are more commonly used in the Philippines than egg noodles. Miki noodles can be prepared in a variety of ways, including pancit miki guisado, lomi, and beef mami. This egg noodle recipe is simple, requiring only a few ingredients that you may already have on hand. What’s more, no special equipment, such as a pasta roller, is required. Because of the fat in the egg, the noodles have a rich flavor and a silky texture.

4. Making your dipping sauce allows you to customize the taste

The Lomi Batangas is even better with soy sauce, chili, and calamansi. Calamansi gave the Lomi a more authentic flavor, and you can adjust the saltiness to your liking by adjusting the amount of soy sauce used. The chili also adds a kick to the flavor of the Lomi. This dipping sauce is very savory and is best served with chili soy sauce squeezed with calamansi juice.

5. There are Lomi houses all over Batangas

The Batangas Lomi will always be the best Lomi was said to have originated in the Batangas city of Lipa. If you want to try authentic lomi, go to any town in Batangas. The towns compete to see who can make the best lomi. But they are all the best in my opinion!

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6. Best to eat in Cold weather 

Lomi is a traditional Filipino comfort food that originated in Batangas and is ideal for cold, cloudy, or rainy days. And because September, October, November, and December in the Philippines fall under the wet or rainy season, the weather can get a little colder than usual. The best Lomi in Batangas will not only fill your stomach but will also warm your heart by how delicious it taste. In Batangas, if you don’t burn your tongue while eating lomi, you’re not eating it correctly. The belief is founded on the fact that the thick lomi soup stays thick while still hot. As it cools, the soup becomes thinner and more liquid than when it was hot. So, the faster you eat it, the better. This is why it’s ideal to eat in rainy or cold weather.

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In conclusion, when it comes to lomi, there is probably no better place to visit than Batangas. Like other places in the Philippines that have their signature dish, such as Bicol for bicol express, Pampanga for their famous original sisig, and many others. Batangas, on the other hand, is known for its Lomi. Originally a Chinese dish of rice noodles and egg soup enjoyed with vegetables and pork toppings, lomi has evolved and tasted more like Batangas’ traditional flavors, much like its Kape Barako. It is obvious that it is a local specialty, as evidenced by the numerous lomi stands found in every corner of the province, and not having a single bowl of special Lomi Batangas during your visit is equivalent to not setting foot in Batangas at all.

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Written by Mark Anthony Seña