Giant batchoy bowl aims for Guinness

ILOILO CITY, Philippines—There will be more than enough servings for lovers of Iloilo’s famed La Paz batchoy on January 22 as makers of the savory noodle dish eye a world record in cooking the biggest batchoy bowl.

Around 3,500 liters of batchoy will be cooked in public at the La Paz district plaza, according to city tourism officer Ben Jimena, who spoke with the Philippine Daily Inquirer in a telephone interview on Monday.

The popular dish, which was first prepared nearly 80 years ago at the La Paz market, has become the city’s most popular dish and is already available in franchise stores in shopping malls nationwide.

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