Bacolod – Namit gid!

I recently went to Bacolod with some co-workers and even though it was a fun sightseeing trip, it was most definitely a scrumptious trip too. One of the places we visited was Father Gaston. He grew up in Bacolod and still lives in his ancestral home. He is an avid cook and has been featured in Food Magazine. It was a delight to actually flavor some of his food. We started out with this wonderful salad of lettuce, tomatoes, eggs, and bacon bits topped with a creamy vinaigrette made out of olive oil, white wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar and heavy cream. I know the combination sounds weird but trust me – it was amazing.

He also served us deep fried tilapia which was so crunchy that you could eat the entire thing and not worry about the fish bones.

After eating at Father Gaston’s, we visited one of our co-worker’s relative who is based in Bacolod and because the Negrense are considered to be the most hospitable people in the Philippines (in my opinion), we obviously had another feast.

We were given for dinner the famous Bacolod Lumpia (Spring Rolls) and Arroz ala Cubana. We also had roasted chicken and ofcourse, no feast would be complete without the famous LECHON!

Finally, a trip to Bacolod would not be complete without trying the famous Chicken Bacolod. There are a lot of restaurants in Manila that serve Chicken Bacolod and honestly before this trip, I thought they tasted pretty good. But nothing can top the original Bacolod Chicken House. (I know the picture doesn’t look appetizing but believe me it is when you taste it)

It was my first time in Bacolod and I think I will be coming back to try some more of the food! As the Negrense would say – NAMIT (everything good!)


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