When I went home for the holidays, my mom surprised me with a treat from my childhood—La Paz batchoy! It’s a delicacy from my mom’s hometown—a pork broth soup with homemade egg noodles, pork belly, liver, pork rinds, green onion and an egg that cooks in the hot broth. Her family kept this recipe, and she brought it to the big city when she moved when she was older. She opened a restaurant in Manila, and now she’s taking the recipe to the states—and voila! I was able to try it and it took me back to when I spent days tending my mom’s restaurant growing up. Thanks mom for the flashback!
Someday, I’ll learn this recipe, and let the tradition live!