Manokan Country – Bacolod

Ah, the things you usually take for granted when it’s always near you.

Bacolod is my lovely hometown.  I grew up there and yes, I grew up with the best, most authentic Chicken Inasal there is in the world.  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.  Fortunately, Bacolod is a tiny humble town and you can go around the city in a day!  All you need is a hungry tummy and decent cash to go with it 🙂


Manokan Country – the best in the World.

Bacolod Chicken Inasal

Me-ann and Cassey of AirPhil express Visayas were very hospitable and took us out for lunch.  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

Bacolod Chicken Inasal

together with other travel bloggers, Sinjin taking the photo, Mica, Eric, Cassey and Me-ann and  X

The place is not at all grand, they won’t even give you utensils.  Yes, you eat with your hands!  But that’s the good part!  You won’t be tempted to use your phone while eating and just concentrate on the food.  I tell you, inasal is best eaten with your bare hands so go wash your hands before you eat.

Bacolod Chicken Inasal

Mica using her hands 🙂

Bacolod Chicken Inasal

There are many kinds of inasal.  We have the regular chicken (which is what we had for lunch) and the “Bisaya na manok”  – native chicken.

Bacolod Chicken Inasal

Also, one of my favorites – OYSTERS! Or “Talaba” in our local tongue.  If you have a very sensitive stomach, just bring your meds – anyway hospitals are nearby too.  In my experience I haven’t gotten any food poising of some sort from this place.

Bacolod Chicken Inasal

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.

Bacolod Chicken Inasal
Bacolod Chicken Inasal

I was surprised to find a man selling fresh honey!  Honey is supposedly very good for your health.  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!  Finding it is easy, taxi cabs know their way here just tell them “Manokan Country”  Going around Bacolod is also not very expensive, it’s a small city and you can go around easy.

Bacolod Chicken Inasal

Mica trying out Eric’s costume

till the next adventure – xoxo,

Flaircandy 🙂

photo credit to Mica 🙂

*AirPhil Express flies to Bacolod daily, check out their daily schecule at

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