lomi: What Is This Filipino Batangas Dish?

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Filipino lomi is a Filipino-Chinese dish made with thick egg noodles of about a quarter of an inch in diameter, soaked in lye water to give it more texture. It is usually served with chicken, and vegetables and a dipping sauce on the side.

This dish is popular in the Philippines, and it is often eaten as a snack or for breakfast. Filipino lomi is also sometimes called pancit lomi.

Because of its popularity at least in the eastern part of Batangas, there are as many styles of cooking lomi as there are eateries, panciterias or restaurants offering the dish.

What is lomi

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How are lomi noodles made?

Lomi noodles are made by soaking them in lye water. This gives them their chewy texture. They are thick egg noodles that work well in soups.

What is the difference between lomi and pancit?

Pancit is a general term for any dish made with noodles. Lomi specifically refers to a dish made with thick, egg noodles.

What does lomi taste like?

Lomi has a chewy texture and is usually served with a savory, slightly sweet sauce. It is often compared to lo mein or chow mein, although it is not as greasy.

How long do you cook lomi?

Lomi is typically cooked for about 15 minutes. The noodles should be tender but not mushy.

Where did Lomi originate in the Philippines?

Lomi originated in the city of Lipa in Batangas province, Philippines. It was invented by restaurateur To Kim Eng in 1968.

What’s the difference between lomi and mami?

Lomi and mami are both noodle soups, but lomi is made with thicker egg noodles while mami is made with thinner rice noodles. Mami is also generally sweeter than lomi.

What’s the difference between lomi and miki?

Pancit miki is very similar to lomi, but they use different noodles. Miki means fresh egg noodles. These are thinner than the egg noodles used in lomi.

Where to eat lomi?

There are many places to eat lomi in the Philippines. Restaurants that specialize in this dish can be found in most major cities.

How much does lomi cost?

Lomi typically costs around 50-60 pesos ($1-1.50 USD) per bowl.

Is lomi healthy?

Lomi is generally considered to be a healthy dish. It is high in protein and low in fat. The egg noodles are also a good source of carbs and fiber.


Lomi is a great dish with thick egg noodles that’ll leave you fulfilled.

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Joost Nusselder, the founder of Bite My Bun is a content marketer, dad and loves trying out new food with Japanese food at the heart of his passion, and together with his team he's been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with recipes and cooking tips.