Manokan Country – Home of the Best Chicken Inasal!

The Chicken Inasal is now popular here in the Philippines. In fact, several franchise restaurants such as Bacolod Chicken Inasal and Mang Inasal are now reaping lots of money out of it. Since this delicious chicken dish originated in Bacolod, I didn’t really miss the opportunity to try and eat the authentic version in Bacolod!

Lunch at Manokan Country
Lunch at Manokan Country

To be honest, I am not really that impressed with the Chicken Inasal being served in most restaurants in Metro Manila. I guess the best one I’ve ever tasted is in a place somewhere in Quezon City during the time when it was not yet a fad. I’m glad that Casey and Me-Ann of AirPhil Express decided to bring us to Manokan Country to satisfy our Chicken Inasal cravings. weeee!

Hannah and Mica = Hungry again
Hannah and Mica = Hungry again
Me-ann and Casey of AirPhil Express-Visayas
Me-ann and Casey of AirPhil Express-Visayas

The Manokan Country is divided into several stalls all serving the delicious Chicken Inasal. We went to Rosing’s and we ordered our desired Chicken Inasal part. I chose the paa (thigh) part while most of my companions ordered the pecho (breast) part. Go girls LOL.

Chicken Inasal from Manokan Country's Rosing
Chicken Inasal from Manokan Country's Rosing

The place is not an air-conditioned area (open space) and they encourage eating using your bare hands. It is much fun to eat without the utensils! Don’t worry, there’s a sink there where you can wash your hands before and after you eat your meal. Don’t be surprised if from time to time, vendors would enter and try to convince you to buy some stuff. We encountered some vendors selling Pirated DVDs (No Other Woman, Ma’am?), Wood Carvings and Pure Honey (with bubuyog ftw!). Just turn then down by saying No politely.

Talaba Talaba Talaba!
Talaba Talaba Talaba!

In order to make our lunch experience a bit more special, Casey and Me-Ann ordered Oysters (Talaba) and Isol (Chicken Butt). I didn’t know that the Chicken Inasal+Oysters combination will work. Add the fact that we had garlic rice too. Yum!

Solb na Solb!
Solb na Solb!

I really enjoyed eating the Chicken Inasal! The smell, the juicy taste – i just love it! When our order arrived, most of us didn’t talk and just focused on eating. I made my sawsawan out of Calamansi and Toyo. Sarap! It reminds me of my kamayan days in Pangasinan with the Tomeldan family (my mom’s side). I still not sure why the Inasal+Oyster combination worked LOL. In this type of pigouts, a Coke litro is a must! Ang sarap-sarap uminom ng coke! Hehe. Byahilo, Sinjin and X were eating the same dish at the other stall (Nena Beth’s). Cyclone wire lang ang pagitan 😛

Team AirPhil Express at Manokan Country

When in Bacolod, make sure to drop by Manokan Country for Lunch or Dinner. It is also affordable and your Php100 will go a long, gastronomic way! It is located near SM Bacolod.

Special thanks to Casey and Me-Ann of AirPhil Express for the delicious Bacolod lunch treat! It’s actually nice to visit and eat in Manokan Country with Bacolod originals Byahilo and Flaircandy. Nice to see my Cebu buddies Sinjin and X too! Us already! 😛

11 Comments

  1. dong ho said:

    still the best place for chicken inasal. daming options.

    October 22, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Tumpak! 😀

      November 16, 2011
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  2. doi said:

    i miss Manokan Country 🙁 yung foodtrip plans namin last Sept nag fail dahil natakot sa bagyo. LOL.

    October 22, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Awts sayang. Balik na ulit! 😀

      November 16, 2011
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  3. eric said:

    ang fun noh! cyclone wire lng pagitan natin! bwahahah infernez masarap talaga ang talaba nung araw na yun kasi maaraw. i never order talaba during rainy season, matabang.

    and yan din usually order ko, pechopak (pecho na may pakpak) and isol + isang talaba ahehee btw extend ako dito until december. wehave another competition sa december 8th. LOL

    October 22, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Hehe goodluck! I’m glad na finally nakapunta na ako sa Bacolod 😀

      November 16, 2011
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  4. iba talaga ang lasa ng manok sa manokan country. namangha talaga ako, natanong ko yung taga bacolod ko na kaibigan kung meron bang secret ingredient dito hehehe…

    October 22, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Sarap noh? Namimiss ko tuloy hehe 😀

      November 16, 2011
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  5. Mark Wiens said:

    Mmm, the combination of Chicken Inasal and oysters looks fantastic!

    November 15, 2011
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  6. Wow! looks delicious talaga. I love the bacolod chickken inasal here in Manila but I’m betting that tastes better.

    November 17, 2011
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