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Cagayan's Best Pancit Batil Patong Bustillos Manila

It’s not where I want to eat, it’s what I want to eat. We were headed to Manila, and I knew right then what my buddy was craving for when I asked her for lunch, a plate filled with noodles from north of the Philippines, pancit batil patong.

I know just the place where we could get one without going all the way to Tuguegarao City.

Cagayan's Best Pancit Batil Patong Bustillos Manila
OPEN-AIRED SET UP, WE DECIDED TO EAT OUTSIDE

Having previously tried most of the panciterias selling pancit batil patong in Metro Manila, I knew that going to Cagayan’s Best Pancit Batil Patong would be a challenge. Most of these eateries are located on out of the way places, along unknown and narrow streets. This one near the Bustillos area in Sampaloc proved to be the same.

Cagayan's Best Pancit Batil Patong Bustillos Manila
SIMPLE BUT CLEAN SET UP

With my eyes glued to Google Maps on my cell phone, we finally arrived at the place; sweaty, grumpy and hungry. There weren’t much people eating when we visited, only a couple of students having the usual silogs for lunch. The place is open-aired with a few electric fans situated here and there. We decided to sit outside.

After a quick scan of their menu, we spotted what we were looking for. Merly Taguinod, the store’s proprietor explained the differences between their Regular, Special and Super Special noodles. The first one has a bit of carabeef, the second one has enough carabeef but only a bit of liver, and the last one has an overload of both carabeef and liver.

Why settle for anything less, we asked for two plates of their Super Special Pancit Batil Patong.

Cagayan's Best Pancit Batil Patong Bustillos Manila
THEY HAVE CHICHA-RABAO!

Cagayan's Best Pancit Batil Patong Bustillos Manila
AND MILK CANDIES FROM TUGUEGARAO!

While waiting for our noodles, we saw that Cagayan’s Best also sells a few treats from Tuguegarao City. We immediately grabbed a few packs of Chicha-Rabao (Php60.00), a local chicharon made from carabeef, and Alcala Sweets. This place is starting to feel more legit by the minute.

Cagayan's Best Pancit Batil Patong Bustillos Manila
I CANNOT WAIT TO HAVE A TASTE!

Soon, two platefuls of this northern delight were steaming across our table. With it came a bowl of egg drop noodle soup (batil) and some chopped onions with calamansi. It was noticeable that there was no carajay or crunchy pork toppings, and the poached egg (patong), was buried beneath everything.

Cagayan's Best Pancit Batil Patong Bustillos Manila
SUPER SPECIAL PANCIT BATIL PATONG

Merly told us that while most panciterias in Tuguegarao, like the famous Jomar’s Pancit Batil Patung, sprinkles chicharon toppings, their version do not since their miki, which they have shipped every other day from Tuguegarao, is specially made. She then went on to say that they actually have been doing this since 1977, as they also have an eatery back in Tuguegarao City called Cherry’s Panciteria.

Cagayan's Best Pancit Batil Patong Bustillos Manila
DEFINITELY HUGE SERVINGS

We need not have worried about the lack of carajay on our pancit. It was pure Tuguegarao goodness on my first forkful; one can immediately notice that livery taste that distinguishes this noodle for me. The miki itself was very flavorful and the carabeef was cooked right, meaning, it has no funky maango flavor. The batil soup was also one of the best I’ve ever tried in Manila, very creamy.

Cagayan's Best Pancit Batil Patong Bustillos Manila
CAGAYAN’S BEST LONGGASILOG

We were so enamored with Cagayan’s Best Pancit Batil Patong in Bustillos that we set off two days after our first time there to have a taste of their noodles once again. Plus, we also wanted to try their carabeef longanisa and tapa.

Cagayan's Best Pancit Batil Patong Bustillos Manila
CARABEEFSILOG, SLIGHTLY SWEET AND VERY TENDER

And again, we were not disappointed. Everything, tasted exactly the same as was before. Even the tapa and longanisa was how I remembered it to be when we ate one at Tuguegarao.

The panciteria’s name, Cagayan’s Best Pancit Batil Patong, do not lie. This is my new favorite pancit batil patong place in Metro Manila.



Cagayan’s Best Pancit Batil Patong
Address: SDRC Bldg., 1318 G. Tuazon St., Sampaloc, Manila (in front of Jehova’s Witness church)
Contact Number: (0926) 773-7303
Open Hours: Everyday from 7:30am to 9:00pm
Menu: Click Here

GPS Coordinates Map: 14.602758, 120.994910


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Posted by Christian Sangoyo on Monday, June 29, 2015

39 comments:

  1. Sir, how to get to the place when coming from taft avenue manila? :)
    Thank you... :)

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  2. From Taft Ave., sakay ka LRT to Doroteo Jose, then either walk all the way to Bustillos (see map link above) or take the LRT2 to Legarda Station, then lakad na lang. I think meron din jeep from kanto ng Avenida and Recto Ave., pero di ko kabisado :)

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    1. Commute ba? Baba ka harap UST corner f cayco....then pwede ka sumakay tri bikesabihin mo sa jehova chapel sa tuazon...from that corner diretso lng tumbok mo descend then kanan

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  3. ..thanks a lot!! :)
    ..your blogs are very helpful..so comprehensive :)

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  4. just asking if ngddeliver din ba kayo.

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    1. I'm not sure if they deliver, but you may call their number for confirmation, I posted it below the article :)

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  5. Uses carabeef, meaning carabao beef?

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    1. meaning chicken meat

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    2. Pano pumunta kapag galing ako welcome

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    3. Carabeef is carabao meat po, that's what they typically use for pancit batil patung :)

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    4. You may check the map link I posted below the article for directions po :)

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  6. Do they have parking lot? And can it accommodate 3 cars? thanks!

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    1. They don't have a parking lot but the street fronting the panciteria is quite wide and not that busy. You can probably park there :)

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  7. There's one at West Avenue, Q.C., along Del Monte called Weng's Pancit Batil Patong.

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    1. I've tried Weng's a couple of weeks ago, will feature it here in the coming days :)

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  8. Sir magkano ung super special pancit batil patong

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  9. benn to all over the philippines but never taste this pancit.. and the fact that its only in Bustillos.. whew.. im excited to have a taste of this...

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    1. Pancit batil pating is very different from our usual pancit here in Manila and even the rest of the Philippines :)

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  10. Nice the taste is Good yummmmmmy:-))

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  11. sir di worth it. malamig na pg sinerve. then bagal ng service ksi iisa lng ngsserve.

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    1. Kasi po biglang dami ng cstomers.. Naun po nagaadjust parin po sila to give u a better servce..

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    2. Kuya Nuel, Wanna try it too. db sainio ung cherry's sa tuguegarao? sainio din b yan? hmmmn natatakam aq. KIMBEE here.

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  12. Malapit lng po b kayo sa yvan navy sa g tuazon? Store hour pls...

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    1. Store hours is posted at the end of the post po, as for Yvan Navy, di po ako familiar sa kanila, sorry :)

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  13. Bukas punta aq g tuazon.. sa

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  14. I've been there 3x already. I will go back again!

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    1. Their pancit batil patong's really good, right!?

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  15. Sir pa detail ng trapik route from cubao. thanks!

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    1. Hi Salvador, I posted a link to Google Maps for Cagayan's Best at the last part of the article, do check it out, I'm not familiar with the route from Cubao :)

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  16. From manila ocean park to papunta jan pano sir?

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    1. Same as above, please check the map link I posted :)

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  17. Sir may contact kapaba sa kanila i wonder kung ilan katao pede dun sa extra large pansit bilao

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