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Recommended Spots for Eating the Best Pancit Molo in Iloilo City

Have a taste of the popular Illonggo dishes in Iloilo City at these food spots.

By: Hyacinth Bangero | February 21, 2018

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Two of the most popular Ilonggo dishes are La Paz Batchoy and Pancit Molo. The former is associated with La Paz district, while the latter originated in 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 for 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

Price: PhP45 to PhP75
Where to Buy: South San Jose, Molo


best Pancit Molo in Iloilo

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.

Kap Ising’s caters to individual or bulk orders. To cater to more clients, Kap Ising’s has put up a mobile kitchen near The Medical City Iloilo to bring people closer to their favorite dish.


2. Tita Paz House of Pancit Molo

Price: PhP50 to PhP100
Where to Buy: Molo, Iloilo City


best Pancit Molo in Iloilo

Pancit Molo is best enjoyed with bread.

Image: Randy Javier Fadrigo


Tita Paz House of Pancit Molo claims to be the place 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. 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

Price: PhP70 to PhP100
Where to Buy: Various places in Panay Island


best Pancit Molo in Iloilo

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 Molo district, you may opt to go to any branch of Carlo’s Bakery Cafe within the city. Their Pancit Molo comes with big wonton balls sprinkled with a generous amount of garlic toppings and served with a slice of bread.

Diners can have a taste of Pancit Molo from Carlo’s Bakery Cafe inside major malls and supermarkets in Western Visayas for them to try out iloilo's unique dining experience.



4. JD Bakery Café

Price: PhP40 to PhP60
Where to Buy: Various places in Panay Island


best Pancit Molo in Iloilo

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.

JD Bakery Café has branches in La Paz, Molo, Iloilo City, SM City Iloilo, Robinsons Place Iloilo, and Antique.


5. Ted’s Oldtimer Lapaz Batchoy

Price: PhP100
Where to Buy: Diversion Road, Mandurriao


best Pancit Molo in Iloilo

Ted’s Old Timer La Paz Batchoy also 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. This means that one need not go to other restaurants to try these two famous Ilonggo dishes.

The branch of Ted’s by the Diversion Road, Mandurriao, Iloilo City is open 24 hours a day.


6. Book Latté

Price: PhP80 to PhP100
Where to Buy: Robinson’s Place Iloilo and Festive Walk


best Pancit Molo in Iloilo

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, the first and only library lounge in Iloilo also serves Pancit Molo. The hotness and taste of their Pancit Molo is 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.



7. Lars Buko Batchoy Mandurriao

Price: PhP100
Where to Buy: Mandurriao, Iloilo


best Pancit Molo in Iloilo

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 Mandurriao where they serve the dish inside a coconut shell. The sweetness of the buko (coconut) and saltiness of the dish blend well to give customers a unique dining experience. With its affordable price, locals and tourists can always come back for more.

Make sure to visit Yoorekka to learn more and find out the best places eat in Iloilo City.

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


* Prices may change without prior notice.



Two of the most popular Ilonggo dishes are La Paz Batchoy and Pancit Molo. The former is associated with La Paz district, while the latter originated in 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 for 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

Price: PhP45 to PhP75
Where to Buy: South San Jose, Molo


best Pancit Molo in Iloilo

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.

Kap Ising’s caters to individual or bulk orders. To cater to more clients, Kap Ising’s has put up a mobile kitchen near The Medical City Iloilo to bring people closer to their favorite dish.


2. Tita Paz House of Pancit Molo

Price: PhP50 to PhP100
Where to Buy: Molo, Iloilo City


best Pancit Molo in Iloilo

Pancit Molo is best enjoyed with bread.

Image: Randy Javier Fadrigo


Tita Paz House of Pancit Molo claims to be the place 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. 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

Price: PhP70 to PhP100
Where to Buy: Various places in Panay Island


best Pancit Molo in Iloilo

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 Molo district, you may opt to go to any branch of Carlo’s Bakery Cafe within the city. Their Pancit Molo comes with big wonton balls sprinkled with a generous amount of garlic toppings and served with a slice of bread.

Diners can have a taste of Pancit Molo from Carlo’s Bakery Cafe inside major malls and supermarkets in Western Visayas for them to try out iloilo's unique dining experience.



4. JD Bakery Café

Price: PhP40 to PhP60
Where to Buy: Various places in Panay Island


best Pancit Molo in Iloilo

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.

JD Bakery Café has branches in La Paz, Molo, Iloilo City, SM City Iloilo, Robinsons Place Iloilo, and Antique.


5. Ted’s Oldtimer Lapaz Batchoy

Price: PhP100
Where to Buy: Diversion Road, Mandurriao


best Pancit Molo in Iloilo

Ted’s Old Timer La Paz Batchoy also 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. This means that one need not go to other restaurants to try these two famous Ilonggo dishes.

The branch of Ted’s by the Diversion Road, Mandurriao, Iloilo City is open 24 hours a day.


6. Book Latté

Price: PhP80 to PhP100
Where to Buy: Robinson’s Place Iloilo and Festive Walk


best Pancit Molo in Iloilo

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, the first and only library lounge in Iloilo also serves Pancit Molo. The hotness and taste of their Pancit Molo is 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.



7. Lars Buko Batchoy Mandurriao

Price: PhP100
Where to Buy: Mandurriao, Iloilo


best Pancit Molo in Iloilo

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 Mandurriao where they serve the dish inside a coconut shell. The sweetness of the buko (coconut) and saltiness of the dish blend well to give customers a unique dining experience. With its affordable price, locals and tourists can always come back for more.

Make sure to visit Yoorekka to learn more and find out the best places eat in Iloilo City.

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


* Prices may change without prior notice.



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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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