Home of the original
La Paz Batchoy
Continuing to serve Filipinos with the flavours of Ilonggo cuisine for over 40 years nationwide.
The freshest ingredients
Casa Ilongga proudly uses the freshest ingredients on a daily basis. We seek to provide the best quality Ilonggo meals possible.
Casa Ilongga keeps the Ilonggo culture vibrant with its flavorful home-cooked dishes that makes you feel at home.
Casa Ilongga does not only serve to the Ilonggo community. Flavors of the cuisine are all available in the Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao regions.
Casa Ilongga can proudly trace its humble beginnings back to the early 1980’s, when Emilio and Julieta
Uytiepo decided to move to Manila amidst the downturn of the sugar industry in their home province of Negros. With little knowledge on the food industry and limited resources, the couple, inspired by their Ilonggo roots, opened a small 8-table eatery in a rented heritage home in bustling Vito Cruz.
The menu exclusively featured “La Paz Batchoy”, a home-style soup broth that boasted handmade noodles and savoury slices of pork and beef, sprinkled with a generous helping of toasted garlic, pork cracklings (chicharon) and green onions. This signature dish reminiscent of their old life soon attracted a steady stream of devoted customers. In the spirit of running a true family business, Emilio and Julieta’s nine Uytiepo children found themselves rolling up their sleeves to help their parents as the business began to flourish.