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7 Of the Best Places You Can Order for the Pancit Molo in Iloilo City

Here’s where to find the best pancit molo in town!

By: Hyacinth Bangero | May 30, 2022
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Pancit Molo is the Filipino version of the wonton soup dish!

Images: Ted’s Oldtimer Lapaz Batchoy Facebook page

Two of the most popular Iloilo dishes are La Paz Batchoy and Pancit Molo. The former is associated with the La Paz district, while the latter originated in the Molo district, where most Chinese Ilonggos lived. While Pancit Molo has Chinese influences, Ilonggos have made this dish truly their own. If you’re craving something hot in the City of Love, below is a list of where you can eat the best Pancit Molo in Iloilo City.

1. Kap Ising Pancit Molo

South San Jose, Molo; Monday to Sunday, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
GT Mall Plaza - Molo; for delivery via Foodpanda and GrabFood
Shops at Atria, Ayala Malls; for take-out and delivery only via ANA – Atria, Maxim, Foodpanda, and GrabFood
Red Plaza Building

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Wonton soup as prepared at Kap Ising

Image: Kap Ising Pancit Molo

Kap Ising Pancit Molo is one place where locals can satisfy their soup cravings. Kap Ising’s is said to have the best-tasting Pancit Molo in town. This famous Ilonggo soup is priced at PhP50 to PhP75, depending on the number of wonton balls. They cater to individual or bulk orders. In addition, Kap Ising has put up a mobile kitchen near The Medical City Iloilo to cater to more clients and bring people closer to their favorite dish.

2. Tita Paz House of Pancit Molo

Location: Avancenia St., South Fundidor Molo, Iloilo City, Iloilo
Operating Hours: Monday to Saturday; 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM

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Pancit Molo is best enjoyed with bread.

Image: Randy Javier Fadrigo

Tita Paz House of Pancit Molo claims to be where the famous soup originated. The said restaurant shares space with Molo County Bakeshop, where locals can also purchase take-home gifts or pasalubong items from Iloilo.

If you can’t stay long enough to try their Pancit Molo, you can buy freshly prepared wonton balls. Then, just boil the wonton balls with the suggested amount of water, and you can already enjoy Pancit Molo at home.

3. Carlo’s Bakery Cafe

Benigno Aquino Avenue, Jaro District, Brgy. Dungon A, Iloilo City; 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
JM Basa St., Iloilo City, Iloilo, Region VI; 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Robinsons Place Iloilo; Mall hours
Robinsons Place Jaro; Mall hours
Carlo’s Bakeshop Café Robinsons Place, Carlo’s Hypermarket, SM Hypermarket Jalandoni Street, Carlo’s Downtown, JM Basa Street, Carlo’s Bakeshop Kiosk, SM City Iloilo, Carlo's Bakeshop Metro, Shops at the Atria, San Raphael Mandurriao Iloilo, Carlo’s Bakeshop Robinsons Supermarket Robinsons Place Iloilo, Carlo’s Bakeshop Robinsons Supermarket Robinsons Place Roxas, Carlo’s Bakeshop Robinsons Supermarket Robinsons Place Antique, Carlo’s Bakeshop Robinsons Supermarket City Mall Roxas

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A generous serving of Pancit Molo from Carlo’s Bakery Cafe

Image: Carlo’s Bakery Cafe

If you wish to taste Pancit Molo without really visiting the Molo district, you may go to any branch of Carlo’s Bakery Cafe within the city. Their Pancit Molo comes with big wonton balls with a generous amount of garlic toppings and serves with a slice of bread.

Diners can have Pancit Molo from Carlo’s Bakery Cafe inside significant malls and supermarkets in Western Visayas to try out Iloilo's unique dining experience.

The shop also offers delivery via Facebook messenger, FoodPanda, and GrabFood apps, or customers can call 0963 8027050 or 033 3211592.

4. JD Bakery Café

Branches: SM Iloilo, Robinsons Iloilo, Robinsons Place Pavia, Robinsons Roxas, Robinsons Antique, Iloilo Airport, E. Lopez, Rizal LaPaz, Roadhouse Gen Luna, Infante Molo
Operating Hours: Daily; 8:30 AM to 9:00 PM

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Pancit Molo may be tasted at any JD branch in Western Visayas.

Image: Jay Levi Sy

Homegrown restaurant JD Bakery Café also offers this popular Ilonggo dish. JD’s version has a little deviation from the original recipe because of the addition of shrimps. Nevertheless, it can still satisfy your craving for this Ilonggo dish at a very minimal cost.

You can order JD Bakery Café’s Pancit Molo thru the GrabFood app.

5. Ted’s Oldtimer Lapaz Batchoy

Location: Diversion Road, Mandurriao
Operating Hours: Thursday to Saturday, 24/7

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Ted’s Old Timer La Paz Batchoy offers the ultimate favorite Ilonggo dish.

Image: Ted's Oldtimer Lapaz Batchoy

Perhaps you’ve been used to going to a branch of Ted’s Oldtimer La Paz Batchoy to try La Paz Batchoy. Interestingly, Ted’s has also started preparing Pancit Molo, the twin dish of batchoy, meaning you need not go to other restaurants to try these two famous Ilonggo dishes.

The shop offers delivery via Foodpanda, GrabFood, and Lalafood apps.

6. Book Latté

Branches: Robinson’s Place Iloilo and Festive Walk
Operating Hours: Daily; 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM

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A satisfying serving of Pancit Molo from Book Latté

Image: Book Latté

Do you wish to have a comforting bowl of soup while studying? Book Latté is then the best option for you. Located at Robinson’s Place Iloilo and Iloilo Business Park, Book Lattté is the first and only library lounge in Iloilo that serves Pancit Molo. The hotness and taste of their Pancit Molo are just perfect for you to stay awake while studying or finishing your school requirements. Diners who want to read can also enjoy comfortable seats at Book Latte.

The shop accepts pre-orders and deliveries. You may call the shop at 033 3204939 0977 7124595, and 0961 0708794, or you can order thru Zoom Moto, Dash2Doors, and GRAB Food apps.

7. Lars Buko Batchoy Mandurriao

Address: 122 De Leon Street, Mandurriao, Iloilo City
Operating Hours: Daily; 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

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Pancit Molo in buko from Lars Buko Batchoy

Image: LARS Buko Batchoy Mandurriao

If you wish to try a one-of-a-kind Pancit Molo recipe, you can head to Lars Buko Batchoy, where they serve the dish inside a coconut. The sweetness of the buko (coconut) and the dish’s saltiness blend well to give customers a unique dining experience. Locals and tourists can always come back for more with its affordable price. You may contact them at 0916 4011778, 0929 8219439, and 5095503 for deliveries.

When in the City of Love, be sure to taste Pancit Molo, a dish that reflects the identity and history of Iloilo.

Visit Yoorekka Magazine for more travel and dining updates and guidelines in Iloilo!

Stay safe as you travel and dine in! Make sure to follow social distancing protocols and observe health precautions. For now, keep safe!

This article was initially published in Yoorekka on February 21, 2018.

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About Hyacinth Bangero
She is a young broadcast journalism professor and marketing officer of the University of San Agustin. She's a proud volunteer of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines. Hyacinth is geared to educate, experience, and explore.
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