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ASEAN delegates savor Ilonggo cuisine


By Tara Yap

Iloilo City — Delegates of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) not only spend their time attending meetings. They also get to taste the flavors of Iloilo.

City Tourism Officer Junel Divinagracia said topping the menu for the delegates is the soup-based pancit molo, which is made with chicken dumplings.

Iloilo is more popular for its La Paz batchoy, a noodle-based soup with pork meat and pork innards.  But the organizing committee opted not to include it in the menu since many ASEAN delegates are Muslim.

Aside from pancit molo, another hit among the delegates are the array of seafood including oyster, squid, shrimp, and milkfish.

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