Tagaytay’s Best Pancit Batil Patong

The best-loved Pancit Batil Patong from Region 2, or Cagayan Valley Region, of the Philippines is now making its way to the hearts (and tummies) of tourists in Tagaytay.

Masingngo Filipino Restaurant is the only place in Tagaytay offering this appetizing treat as their specialty.

Siblings BJ Callangan and Nina Tan (together with their business partners), who come from Cagayan, brought their hometown favorite to Tagaytay and is now their restaurant’s bestseller. Masingngo means “masarap” or delicious in their native dialect Ibanag.

Pancit Batil Patong is made of homemade noodles, meat, vegetables, egg, chicharon (pork rind), and so much more. On the side, there’s egg soup that some use as sauce. Chopped onions, calamansi, vinegar, chili and soy sauce are what you mix for your condiment and this gives a spicy kick to make the Pancit Batil Patong a gastronomic experience fully enjoyed.

Mix the chopped onions, calamansi, vinegar, chili and soy sauce

Batil means “to beat” and “patong” means to put on top. Some say that this refers to a beaten egg put on top of the noodles and mixed. Still others say that batil refers to the soup with the beaten egg and patong means you pour the soup on top of the dish as sauce.

I’ve tried this dish when I visited Region 2. You know what? Masingngo’s version is by far the best Pancit Batil Patong I’ve tried.

Pancit Batil Patong Php120 / Add on Lechon Kawali Php30

Go to the second floor and enjoy your pancit with the stunning view of Taal Volcano

In this restaurant, you’re not supposed to pour the soup as sauce. Instead, put the mixed onions, calamansi, vinegar, chili and soy sauce on the dish. It’s very filling. In fact, it’s a full meal in itself. But let’s make room for the other dishes served in Masingngo.

Sizzling Tofu‘s an amazing appetizer. Start with that.

Sizzling Tofu Php210

Bulalo. When people go to Tagaytay, they expect restaurants to serve bulalo. Masingngo’s bulalo doesn’t use beef broth cubes, or other artificial flavorings. So when you sip the broth, you’ll taste the beef’s natural umami.

Bulalo Special Php399

If you want fish, order their Binukadkad na Tilapia in Tausi Sauce and crispy Fried Tawilis.

Binukadkad na Tilapia in Tausi Sauce Php280

Fried Tawilis Php125

For vegetables, their Pinakbet with Crispy Pork is the real deal. The vegetables are so fresh and even has a crunch with every bite.

Pinakbet with Crispy Pork Php280

Here’s the menu:

MASINGNGO FILIPINO RESTAURANT

Address: Purok 124 Mendez Crossing East, Tagaytay City along Aguinaldo Highway
Tel. No.: 09176402029
Operating Hours:
Mon – Thu: 8am – 9pm
​​Fri – Sat: 8am – 12am
Sun: 8am – 9pm
Website: http://www.masingngo.com/
Email: [email protected]om
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/MASINGngo1/
Instagram and Twitter: @masingngo
Foursquare: https://foursquare.com/v/masingngo/583a8c07fc73d412609ca2e7

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