Ah, the things you usually take for granted when it’s always near you.
Bacolod is my lovely hometown. Â I grew up there and yes, I grew up with the best, most authentic Chicken Inasal there is in the world. Â I have tried many chicken inasals here in Manila, but nothing beats the inasal from my hometown!
I was only left to explore Bacolod with my dear friend Mica for a day for the Bacolod Masskara Festival. Â Fortunately, Bacolod is a tiny humble town and you can go around the city in a day! Â All you need is a hungry tummy and decent cash to go with it 🙂
Manokan Country – the best in the World.
Me-ann and Cassey of AirPhil express Visayas were very hospitable and took us out for lunch. Â They were supposed to take us to a more expensive grill restaurant but I suggested that we eat at Manokan Country, after all I have been craving for 3 years for this!
Thank you Me-ann and Cassey <3
The place is not at all grand, they won’t even give you utensils. Â Yes, you eat with your hands! Â But that’s the good part! Â You won’t be tempted to use your phone while eating and just concentrate on the food. Â I tell you, inasal is best eaten with your bare hands so go wash your hands before you eat.
Mica using her hands 🙂
There are many kinds of inasal. Â We have the regular chicken (which is what we had for lunch) and the “Bisaya na manok” Â – native chicken.
Also, one of my favorites – OYSTERS! Or “Talaba” in our local tongue. Â If you have a very sensitive stomach, just bring your meds – anyway hospitals are nearby too. Â In my experience I haven’t gotten any food poising of some sort from this place.
I hate making food blog posts near midnight coz I get hungry gaaah.
Anyway, pair it with really cold soda and you will have the best inasal experience of your life.
I was surprised to find a man selling fresh honey! Â Honey is supposedly very good for your health. Â It doesn’t cost a lot – for that container, you can get it for I think P100 (USD 2)
Anyway, I could only tell you about the Manokan Country but you have to taste it for yourself! Â Finding it is easy, taxi cabs know their way here just tell them “Manokan Country” Â Going around Bacolod is also not very expensive, it’s a small city and you can go around easy.
Mica trying out Eric’s costume
till the next adventure – xoxo,
photo credit to Mica 🙂