Negros Occidental the best Food Destination
Negros Occidental is the food haven of the Philippines. If you love food (well, everyone loves food), then this place is perfect for you! Bacolod and the entire Negros Occidental have too much to offer for your food trip. More than the friendly smiling faces of the locals are the delicious delicacies they serve for visitors.
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This destination has several food festivals you can enjoy during your visit.
Bacolod City – Chicken Inasal Festival
This food festival started in 2018 and had its recent celebration on May 25, 2019. During this occasion, people gathered – including the senior citizens and guests – at the 300-meter long boodle fight with three thousand sticks of Chicken Inasal as the main dish.
Participants ate with their bare hands. 30 various Chicken Inasal showcase their recipes together during the event.
Talisay City – Himos ni Kulas Food Festival
Talisaynon families run on their blood the traditions of creating their signature dishes. At the festival, 19 food exhibitors showcased their home-cooked dishes at San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish Grounds. Local and foreign tourists had a chance to taste the heirloom recipes provided by the family cooks.
Ismael Penado, the Talisay Assistant City Administrator, said that he wanted the city to become a culinary tourism destination. Be part of this festival and enjoy their unique dishes you’ll never find in other places!
Silay City – Kaon Ta Food Festival
Here is another festival where food tradition was handed from one generation to another. This celebration was in its fourth year on June 8 and nine.
Make sure to put this occasion on your list for the coming years. Moreover, it displays Ian Valladares’ artworks, including his student’s masterpiece. Music and dances filled the day with happy people.
Municipality of Ilog – Talaba Festival
If you want to witness and be part of this Talaba Festival, make sure to be there in Ilog Negros Occidental to see the street dancing parade competition. It is for showing tribute to the city’s abundant marine resources.
More than exciting activities is the eat-all-you-can oysters that are open for all guests. Don’t forget your medications!
Negros Organic Farmers Festival
What you will love about this festival is that the city gives a brighter chance to the farmers to showcase the products they reaped on farming. It encouraged them to do more and be happy with what they are doing.
Visit their stalls at 10:00 in the morning. Avoid haggling. The reason for this festival is to give these workers a chance to earn decent money.
Famous Foods in Negros Occidental you should try.
· Chicken Inasal
Chicken Inasal has always been the Bacolod’s signature dish. Don’t even try to leave the city without trying to taste this food.
· Kadyos Manok sa Ubad
For your knowledge, Ubad is the banana trees’ pith. The ingredients included in this recipe are native chicken, mung beans, and moringa leaves.
· Chicken Binakol
A refreshing taste of chicken with coconut water and meat. Yum, yum, yum!
K stands for kadyos, B for Baboy, and L for Langka. The taste of these ingredients together is surprisingly unique and tasty.
Kansi, the world-class beef soup, became one of the Top 50 World Street Food Masters should not be out of your list.
· Pendy’s Half-Moon Cakes
This light and fluffy golden sponge cakes are covered in creamy egg custard and seriously addictive, you will ask for more.
Top Restaurants in Bacolod That You Should Not Miss
21 Restaurant is a fine dining venue offering all kinds of fresh food, which often includes their seafood taken from the owner’s own fishpond.
- Address : 21 Lacson St., Bacolod Negros Occidental
Call : (034) 433-4096
Aboy’s Restaurant is a dampa kind of restaurant where you can choose from the selection of meat or seafood and they will cook it however way you want it. In their turo-turo section, you can choose from their pre-cooked dishes laid out at the counter.
Location : Liroville Subd., Singcang, Bacolod City
Call : (034) 435 0760
El Ideal Bakery
El Ideal is a must-visit if you’re in Negros. The food is so delicious, and the prices are so reasonable. This place is always buzzing with activities during lunchtime and merienda time. Their Guapple Pie and the Buko Pie is a must try.
- Location: 118 Rizal Street, Silay City, Negros Occidental
Sharyn’s Cansi House
Sharyn’s Cansi House is famous for its Ilongo fare called Cansi or Kansi using batuan fruit to give the soup a sour taste. The beef broth is tasty, soothing to the palate on a cold rainy day. The meat is very tender that they quickly come off from the bones yet still chewy and delicious. The place is always full of people during lunch hours. The price is very reasonable.
Sharyn’s Cansi House is a “come back to” place.
- Location: C-58 Narra Ave., Capitol Shopping Center, Bacolod City
The Best Bacolod Chicken Inasal for me can be found in Aida’s Manokan. What I like about their Chicken inasal is that it is fresh and juicy. A dash of garlic oil and garlic rice add to the inasal dining experience.
- Address: Father M. Ferrero St, Bacolod, Negros Occidental
Bacolod 18th Street Palapala Seafood Grill and Restaurant
Fan of sea foods? Or might I say fresh seafood? Well, when it comes to Bacolodnons, Palapala is the same as having that fresh seafood on display and you can say what way you want them cooked. Sounds yummy? Yes, this has been a tourist attraction in Bacolod.
Bacolod 18th Street Palapala is a perfect place to treat your family and friends to enjoy the best Seafood of Bacolod City.
- Location: 18th & Aguinaldo St., Lacson Ave., Bacolod City