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Visit the new Orange Karenderia in Bacolod City
A mere mention of the word “carinderia” brings to mind that family-run eatery in your neighborhood that serves delicious home-style food at affordable prices. These canteens usually cater to customers from all walks of life, such as students, teachers, travelers, office employees, street vendors, and everyone else. It is unintimidating, accessible to the masses, and very budget-friendly.
This is the kind of vibe Orange Karenderia is aiming for – but with a little twist.
Instead of being located in the sidewalk, the food shop is found in a nice building. In place of wooden chairs, they use modern furniture and lighting. There’s also a Nune Alvarado painting hanging on the wall plus the menu on the counter is printed on the blackboard.
Still, general manager Michael Pato loves the idea of using the name in his casual restaurant to instill a friendly approach to the public. He added the word “orange” for the simple reason that it was his father’s favorite color.
Originally a psychology major from De La Salle University (DLSU), Michael decide to pursue his passion for food by going abroad and enrolling at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) to take up restaurant management.
He then returned to the country, armed with new knowledge and skills, to start a business in Cebu. Thus Orange Karenderia officially born.
Now in Bacolod
With two successful branches in Cebu, Orange Karenderia opened up a new branch this year located at 22nd Lacson Street, Bacolod City and is open every day from 11am to 10pm.
So what does this restaurant offer their customers?
We’ll, they’ve got great-tasting Filipino dishes that will surely whet your appetite.
First off, they have fantastic tuna dishes such as the Crispy Tuna Bagaybay (Crispy Tuna Gonad), Crispy Tuna Bihod, Crispy Tuna Buntot, Grilled Tuna, Tuna Sisig, and many more. This is obviously a restaurant that loves their tuna – and they make sure that they get the best ones that’s why they order directly from Davao and General Santos.
Orange Karenderia is also home to the award-winning Betsy’s Garlic Chicken (which bagged Sun Star‘s Best Chicken Dish in 2014). Consume this with the signature special sauce and you’ll realize why this continues to be one of the restaurant’s bestsellers.
They also have various customer-favorites such as the Chicharon Bulaklak, Larang Endong (Moray Eel Soup), Tinola Mamsa, Grilled Pork Barbecue, Chopsuey and many more.
If you’re all for mouthwatering Pinoy dishes, then you can be sure that Orange Karenderia is absolutely worth the try.
Orange Karenderia is located at 22nd Lacson Street, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental (on the same building as Pizza Republic).
They are open daily from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM. For more information, check out their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/orangekarenderia