Visiting a new place is not only about the scenic views and the tourist attractions. In order to fully experience and learn about a new place you’re visiting, you need to try their food. If you are in Bacolod to visit The Ruins and their other tourist attractions, you definitely should try their delicacies too.
Here are four places to get your foodie self on!
Location: North Reclamation Area (beside SM City Bacolod)
Manokan Country is a chain of restaurants specializing in chicken inasal and other grilled chicken parts. My favorite here is Aida’s restaurant and the best parts are the leg and breast parts. They also serve steamed oysters.
Pala-Pala Seafood Market
Location: San Juan St, Bacolod
Pala-pala seafood market has the same idea as D’Talipapa in Boracay where you buy seafood in a wet market and have a restaurant cook it for you. But seafood in Pala-pala is definitely much more affordable than the ones in D’Talipapa.
We dined at Hyksos Tulahan and I really loved the sauce for the garlic and butter prawns.
Even if there are new and popular Pala-pala restaurants like Ading’s and 18th street, it’s still great to dine at the old Pala-pala as they have a wide variety of fresh seafood and there are lots of stalls where you can choose your seafood from.
Calea Pastries & Coffee
Location: Lourdes – C Bldg., Lacson St., Bacolod
Calea is Bacolod’s famed bakeshop offering an array of sumptuous cakes such as cheesecakes, ice cream cakes and more.
Napoleones is a popular confectionery from Bacolod and often bought as pasalubong. It’s a pastry with a custard-like filling and glazed with sugar. You can buy them at Roli’s bakeshop or Merzci bakeshop but I found more Merzci branches so I bought mine there.
Don’t forget to grab a bite when in Bacolod, they have inasal, seafood and sweets!