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

a noodle soup

stylistically spelled batchoy; sometimes spelled bachoy

from the Hokkkien Chinese baq cui, meaning pieces of meat

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

* There is the slang word batchoy, which is short for tabatsoy (chubby person).