chicken cartoon beside a cruet with an orange liquid

Chicken Oil Recipe - Skin, Atsuete, Garlic, Recado, and Salt

I mean no offense to the popular Mang Inasal but when it comes to our own Bacolod specialty, I’ll swear by the inasal and chicken oil offered at my favorite inasalans. Sorry Mang Inasal, but we, Bacolodnons, have set the bar high, and there’s…
paa insal rice green plate

Bacolod Inasal - What to Order, How to Eat

No tourist should leave Bacolod without having a taste of our famous chicken inasal. If you're travelling to our city, the home of Masskara Festival, you should make it a top priority. Whether you head to Manokan Country or drop by "classier"…
pecho pak and paa chicken inasal

Bacolod Chicken Inasal – Most Popular Specialty

Pecho is breast.Pecho-pak is breast and wing.Paa is thigh and leg.That’s the Chicken Inasal language!But of course, we Bacolodnons know it too well. After all, chicken inasal is what our city is known for—moist, tender, marinade-seeped…
matcha green latte with floral milk design

Matcha Latte in Bacolod? They Have It!

Coffee is not only the drink that can give you a buzz. Matcha can do the trick as well, maybe even better. To tea-crazed customers who'd love to drink tea that has body, milk, and a strong punch of flavor, here are the cafes and tea stands I…
fake chicken oil bottle

Faux Chicken Oil, Try this Hack at Home

Aside from mouthwatering chicken inasal and talaba, there's one other thing that excites me whenever I'm at Manokan Country. Can you guess what that is?It's yellow but sometimes it's orange. It sits on every table, right next to the sinamak…
Manokan Country Bacolod roof signage

Fate of Bacolod Manokan Country Remains to be Seen

I did something I've never done before. For the first time, I paused and took my time to breathe in the sight of our Manokan Country. How I love this hawker-ridden, fluorescent-lit strip that offers the main gastronomic pride of our city: Bacolod…
bottle of nescafe smoovlatte

Nescafe Smoovlatte: Velvety Ready-to-Drink Coffee

The last time I shopped for groceries I saw bottles of Nescafe Smoovlatte sitting beside stacks of Nescafe French Vanilla and White Mocha. I know the #KapeSarapInABox products are new but I wasn’t quite sure about the Smoovlatte. I don’t…
Nesfruta Melon-Mango-Orange Cooler

Nesfruta Melon-Mango-Orange Fruit Cooler

I love fruit coolers. They’re light, sweet and oh-so refreshing.Iced, chilled, or a slushy, it’s the perfect drink on a sultry day. It lifts your mood as it cools your body. The fruit slices and the occasional mint leaves make it even…