La Paz Batchoy (in 3 Forms)
Served in a small bowl, the fast food version comes with thin-round noodles, a slice of egg and few meat pieces, garnished with chopped spring onions, strips of napa cabbage, fried garlic and a heaping spoon of chicharon (pork crackling). Taste wise, it's generally acceptable albeit salt peaks are perceivable and short in meaty after taste. It's overpowering with a chicharon top note. For the price, who would't be intrigued to try it out? There might be some limitations with the serving size though. It's really too small.
The next form of La Paz Batchoy that's been available in the market for more than a decade already is Lucky Me! Supreme's instant version. It comes in three sizes now; the regular bowl (good for 1 -2 servings), mini bowl and pouch. These are sold at a price range of Php 11 - Php 25. This consumer good was given a product innovation award by Philippine Association of Food Technologists (PAFT) back in the 90's. Lucky Me!'s version promises its consumers of "savouring the flavor of hearty southern Filipino noodle soup with enjoyable spoonfuls conveniently possible". To put it simply, it's for the people on the go who wishes to experience the richness of La Paz Batchoy but doesn't have the time to prepare it. Evidently, it's making you have it whenever, wherever you want it.