Food Review: Bacolod Chicken Inasal

I love weekend duty days since I can pull in a few more minutes of sleep due to the improved traffic conditions along the lanes of c5 and also since less people are out on the road in the wee hours of the early morning. I have a lot of back log with regards to the restaurants that I have gone along this week and the various food trips that I ventured into.

We first went off scouring the various stalls in the HoReCa festival last week in celebration of the Hotel, Restaurant and Catering event which promotes camaraderie and also which provides an avenue for the various businesses, catering joints, restaurants and hotels around the vicinity of Makati to plug and advertise their services and entice people to their stalls and avail of their packages and deals since their goal is to increase traffic and people coming in to their businesses to make Makati a rising district once again. πŸ˜€ Go Makati! πŸ˜€

Web Advertising Stall
Web Advertising Stall

 

Some sweets and treats that I freely sampled from the New World Hotel
Some sweets and treats that I freely sampled from the New World Hotel
Photo booth in the Fern C Booth!
Photo booth in the Fern C Booth! Thanks for my freebies!
Having a skin consultation with the Glutathione experts
Having a skin consultation with the Glutathione experts

 

Me sampling their delectable mooncake
Me sampling their delectable mooncake

So after that tedious round that we did. We decided to quell our hunger pangs and head off to try something new within the vicinity of the area since it was almost past lunch time and we were already getting some rumbles in our tummy. πŸ˜€ We ended up choosing Chicken Bacolod since we haven’t tried that out before and since we wanted something affordable andΒ  it was very convenient for us since we were already in Glorietta. Also because I wanted to have bangus/ milkfish for lunch that afternoon. So here’s how it all went down. We ordered the following:

1. Sizzling Garlic Mushrooms (P107)

One of my favorite appetizers
One of my favorite appetizers

2. Isol (Chicken tail) P53.50

Something new for the palette
Something new for the palette

3. Paa (P99.50)

Feast your eyes on this
Feast your eyes on this

4. Garlic Rice (P35.5)

5. Grilled Boneless Bangus (165)

Bangus for lunch :D
Bangus for lunch πŸ˜€

 

6. Buko Pandan Delight (58.5)

7. Calamansi Juice (53.5)

Sour and tangy taste which provided the right kick for me
Sour and tangy taste which provided the right kick for me

The food was okay and definitely affordable! πŸ˜€ Plus there is a certain time wherein you can get a 12% discount if you come before 5pm. The waiter just pointed it out for us and instead of footing around 600 we ended up shouldering just 512 bucks for the meal which came in with some desserts like the Buko Pandan and the Maja Blanca.

The Maja Blanca was a bit bland and quite lacking in sugar but for the price I guess it was okay. The Buko Pandan on the other hand was okay also however, they could have made it more tastier by making their nata de coco more fresh or adding a little flavor.

My Bangus dish was kind of dry but with the right condiments mix like some lime, soy sauce and vinegar plus some chili it was quite good to go. I especially loved their Isol! It was really tasty, soft and easy to chew and masticate! πŸ™‚ Also their Juice offered a refreshing twist and had a tangy taste to it which eventually gave me the right kick since I love sour drinks! One of my go to drink is the Kalamansi Juice or the Green Mango Shake from Conti’s everytime I eat out with the family.

The chicken was also something to note about since it was really something that Bacolod takes pride in. πŸ™‚ It was comparable to Mang Inasal and JT’s in a way and the chicken was grilled just right for me.

Their mushrooms was served on a hot, sizzling plate which you had to wait first before forking up a bite πŸ˜€ It was okay in flavor however I wanted something more of a twist or perhaps more seasoning or garnishing.

Overall, I would give this joint around 3.5 stars since their waiters were very accommodating and the service was fast and efficient. Food wasn’t so bad but perhaps a little tweak in their Menu would garner them more traffic and customers.

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