Bacolod City: A Home of Delicious Chicken BarbequeDestinations
Bacolod City is known in the Philippines as the "City of Smile" as popularized by our Masskara Festival (Mask Festival) every mid October. It symbolizes the hospitality of Bacolodnons that even in the period of sadness and financial crisis, we can still afford to smile with kindness in our hearts for the people who visits our home.
People from other cities and foreigners from different countries keeps joining the celebration not only because of the amazing dance parade contest but they keep on coming back because of the delicious Chicken Inasal (grilled chicken barbeque) marinated in delicious native herbs and spices as a trademark specialty of Bacolod City. Masskara Festival is also like a Chicken Barbeque Festival in Bacolod because the whole Public plaza is surrounded by stalls serving native chicken barbeque. We have a lot of Chicken Barbeque restaurants located in many areas in the city but Manokan Country is the ultimate destination. It is a whole lane of different native restaurants serving only grilled chicken barbeque at a very affordable price coupled with garlic rice or yellow asuete rice. Some part of Manokan Country also serves steamed oysters for additional taste with vinegar and chili sauce. When you visit Manokan Country, you will see how people enjoy eating with their hands termed as “kinamot” in the city but of course you can still ask for spoon and fork if you're not comfortable. Other cities in the Philippines also have Grilled Chicken Barbeque but the taste of Bacolod’s Chicken Inasal is never the same.
Mang Inasal, a native restaurant whose main menu is Chicken Barbeque as taken from the tradition and culture of Bacolod already has 191 branches in the whole Philippines and still making more. It is popularized of its ambiance, delicious taste and affordable price. It is the first restaurant in Bacolod to offer unlimited rice which makes people eat more and save more. They also offer many choices of budget meals that even students can afford to buy. Other menus they offer includes burger, pork barbeque, leche flan, mais con yelo, fish soup, vegetables and halo-halo. Complete presentation of their menus can be found at Mang Inasal’s Official Website.
People who visits Bacolod City, Philippines make sure that they will be dining in Manokan Country, Mang Inasal or Chicken Deli as the finest native restaurants of Bacolod. Foreigners who happen to visit the place for business purposes always go back to taste again the mouth watery and unique taste of chicken inasal.