Iloilo's Newest Fusion Dish: Pancit Molo With Buko

Aside from batchoy of La Paz, another soup is also well loved in Iloilo. It’s the molo soup!

The same eatery in Mandurriao has another dish to offer. It’s the molo soup with a twist! And, yes, there’s buko in it.

The process is sort of the same in making the flavorful pancit molo soup, only that there’s an additional ingredient!

Pancit Molo with a Twist


  • Pancit Molo Balls
  • Chicken breast, shredded
  • Chicken broth and/or chicken broth cubes
  • Garlic, minced
  • Onions, sliced
  • Chives (kusay), chopped
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Oil
  • Coconut water
  • Scraped coconut meat
  • Taosiam
  • Coconut


In a heated pan, place oil then fry garlic. Set aside half for toppings.Add onions, chicken breast. Season with salt and pepper.Add chicken broth. Coconut water and coconut meat.Adjust flavor using broth cubes and more salt/pepper. The balls will also give more flavor to the broth once added. Add pancit molo balls and let it boil for 3-5 minutes or until the balls start to float.Remove from heat and transfer in a bowl.Garnish with fried garlic and chopped kusay.Enjoy!

Sir Larry of Lars Buko Batchoy said that since Iloilo is known for batchoy and pancit molo. And, they have already given batchoy a twist. They thought “why not give pancit molo a twist.” This will also give a variety on their eatery’s menu.