a noodle soup

stylistically spelled batchoy; sometimes spelled bachoy

from the Hokkkien Chinese baq cui, meaning pieces of meat

Batchoy has its origins among the Chinese immigrants of La Paz, Iloilo.

Ingredients of La Paz Batchoy:
animal liver, spleen, kidney, heart, crushed pork cracklings, vegetables, miki noodles


* Slang word batchoy is short for tabatsoy (chubby person).

Many spelling variations.