02 Mar2009

We just got back from a 40 hour trip to Bacolod. Never have I fallen in love with a city or province SO QUICKLY as I have with Bacolod/Negros from the perspective of the food and the people behind the food. This week’s schedule is crazed so I am catching up on other stuff before I get back to blogging, late today. In the meantime, enjoy the archives… And to our many hosts in Bacolod who made it possible for MM and family to taste more dishes and delicacies than I have EVER tasted in any forty hour period (including 16 hours of sleep), thank you very, very much. I now truly understand why the phrase is indeed “Namit Gid.” More later.

 

COMMENTS:

  1. jade186 says:

    Bet you tried the chicken inasal! ;)

    Mar 2, 2009 | 6:39 am

     
  2. Mik says:

    Oooh, waiting for your Bacolod series with bated breath! Right on the heels of NR, tugging at my already homesick heartstrings *sigh* (but good sigh haha)

    Mar 2, 2009 | 8:04 am

     
  3. rustcell says:

    Newbie to your blog via the Bourdain hype. I’m from Bacolod. Haven’t been there for 14 yrs. so I’m looking forward to it … Yeah, chicken inasal. Mmmm …

    Mar 2, 2009 | 8:23 am

     
  4. angelbride says:

    I so miss Silay and Bacolod. Enjoy all the food for me please. Can’t wait for the beautiful pictures…*grin*

    Mar 2, 2009 | 8:42 am

     
  5. mdg says:

    MM u hit YUMMY again!!!…….this time you’re no longer a mystery unlike the 1st one =D>

    Mar 2, 2009 | 8:46 am

     
  6. Lex says:

    Borrowing from many questions addressed to Anthony Bordain……..MM, what took you so long to visit Bacolod? Can’t wait for your blog about your short visit.

    Mar 2, 2009 | 9:12 am

     
  7. Mila says:

    Oh, I do hope you saw Lee and his wife, will check out his Flickr site for pictures.

    Mar 2, 2009 | 9:46 am

     
  8. Jel says:

    MM,

    Hope you had a good taste of BCD, I miss “Inasal” at Manukan Country, “linaga” and “laswa” of my mother-in-law”. I consider BCD as the next food capital of the Philippines.

    Mar 2, 2009 | 9:50 am

     
  9. Rhea says:

    yeah indeed MM, what took you so long to visit the City of Smile? I wish you had more than 40 hours there as there are lots of things to do and lots of food you have to taste. I’ll be going home to Bacolod later in the week and the first order of business would always be the Inasal na Manok at the Manukan Country!

    Mar 2, 2009 | 9:59 am

     
  10. ariel says:

    Does “Namit Gid” mean “Damn it that was good” ? wish you took some pictures.

    Mar 2, 2009 | 10:19 am

     
  11. sanojmd says:

    looking forward to your chicken inasal recipe!! and photos and more photos of your bacolod trip!

    Mar 2, 2009 | 10:27 am

     
  12. ansj64 says:

    I consider Negros my home province and Bacolod sort of like my hometown since most of my cousins are still living there. I used to go every other summer when I was a kid and it was a blast. Hopefully, when I go home, I get a chance to visit Bacolod. Food is the best! and it’s not just the inasal!

    Mar 2, 2009 | 11:17 am

     
  13. bearhug0127 says:

    bacolod chicken inasal, piaya, kalamay hati…. what else?

    Mar 2, 2009 | 12:08 pm

     
  14. juls says:

    heheheh…. i hope the ones in Bar21 did you good in their superb Batchoy… was it Gaita Fores (the one you’re with in Bar21 i heard) who prodded you to visit delicious Bacolod?

    Mar 2, 2009 | 12:22 pm

     
  15. BYAHILO says:

    ohhhh im so glad you enjoyed your short trip to my dear hometown bacolod!

    Mar 2, 2009 | 12:59 pm

     
  16. Jel says:

    what else? serafina, boat tart, napoleones, kansi, barquillos, banadas, lubid-lubid, endless specialties

    Mar 2, 2009 | 1:32 pm

     
  17. RoBStaR says:

    I miss my hometown….I make a point whenever I go home to the philippines to allocate atleast 1 week out of my two weeks vacation for bacolod.In my previous visits I would always have batcho at ted’s… but last visit… I was introduced to bathchoy at bar21..my new found fav. Inasal everyday… manokan country… or even quartermoon in golden fields..
    Hope you got to try my old time favorite ..KBL or kadios baboy and langka.Btw, if anyone has the recipe for this… can you please post it… thanks..

    Mar 2, 2009 | 3:23 pm

     
  18. Katrina says:

    Oh, I was just there! Three days was not enough to taste all the goodies Bacolod’s famous for, so I can’t imagine how you did it in 40 hours! I’m looking forward to seeing your posts so I can see if we ate the same things, and to find out what else I want to eat the next time I go. And there will be definitely be a next time. Like you, F fell in love with Bacolod before our first day was over.

    Mar 2, 2009 | 3:51 pm

     
  19. steven says:

    try the bihod and batitis in silay…

    Mar 2, 2009 | 4:22 pm

     
  20. Maki says:

    @Ariel..

    wahahaha.. “Namit Gid” mean “Damn it that was good” ?

    it means “its delicious”
    or maybe we should stick with “Damn it that was good” its much cute

    ^___^

    Mar 2, 2009 | 7:07 pm

     
  21. Lani says:

    MM. Congrats!!! You’re in the March issue of YUMMY mag with Joey. You also shared one of your recipes there. Thanks.

    Mar 2, 2009 | 7:41 pm

     
  22. chrissy says:

    we ate, ate, ate in the 2 days I spent in Manapla and Bacolod with family and friends! Hacienda Rosalia, Bob’s, Chicken House, Calea, Pendy’s, Cafe Uma, Roli’s, Virgie’s! Can’t wait for what you’ll share…

    Mar 2, 2009 | 8:14 pm

     
  23. teny says:

    spareribs of time out
    Inasal of chicken house
    cafe uma’s pasta
    desserts and coffee at kuppa
    pendy’s merienda

    Mar 2, 2009 | 10:04 pm

     
  24. natie says:

    Bacolod–my second hometown–first is Iloilo. visited Bar21 last year..food was great. Calea choc cake, unforgettable!! and the other sweets there!!

    Mar 3, 2009 | 6:00 am

     
  25. steph says:

    if i were to go back and live in the philippines, i would choose to live in bacolod, no questions asked. the people are nice and food is great! :)

    Mar 3, 2009 | 7:52 am

     
  26. ted says:

    sanojmd:
    I think MM and Betty Q already posted the Chicken inasal recipe previously, just search the archives.

    Mar 3, 2009 | 9:20 am

     
  27. rina says:

    i miss Bacolod – considered it home for 3 years.
    recently got a copy of Namets sent to me here in Calgary. it’s an Ilongo food movie that was a Cinemalaya entry in 2008. brought back so many food memories! preview it here: http://namets.multiply.com/

    Mar 3, 2009 | 2:14 pm

     
  28. Mangaranon says:

    I think Silay is one of the places in the Philippines where the food is really good.

    Mar 4, 2009 | 3:46 am

     
  29. Celina says:

    Mangaranon, good food is not limited to Silay

    Mar 4, 2009 | 5:54 pm

     
  30. Angie from NY says:

    RoBStaR, here the recipe for KLB … boil 2 cups of kadios, wash & change water and boil again until tender. Saute chopped garlic, onions and tomatoes in lttle oil, then add the pork (you can use sliced pigs feet – best to use pork w/ fats). Add tanglad 1-2 stalks (pound and tie). when pork is half cooked, add the kadios (& purple water)and cook until the pork is cooked. Add 1 packet of Knorr Sinigang mix. Last add the langka. Season with salt/pepper to taste.

    Mar 6, 2009 | 11:16 pm

     
 

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