|Philippine's Best Grilled Chicken|
Chicken inasal is probably the most popular dish from the City of Smiles, Bacolod. Unlike the common barbecue or grilled chicken that uses soy sauce (toyo), this specialty uses different ingredients for its marinade and basting sauce that create that sought-after unique flavor. The smoked flavor added by cooking the chicken on a hot charcoal grill imbibes the marinade and makes the dish tastier. Chicken Inasal is also distinct for its yellowish color brought about by the application of achuete or annatto oil. Served with steamed rice and a dipping sauce made up of vinegar, calamansi, sot sauce and siling labuyo, aaah this dish is heaven.
Although Chicken Inasal is now widely available in the metro with proliferation of fast food restaurants such as Mang Inasal, Inasal Bacolod and others, still, the best and the authentic recipe can be had in Bacolod City.
One of the popular place there where you can eat (and where the above photo was taken) is in Manukan Country which is a row of carinderia or eatery that serves this special dish. Also, the price compared to Manila restaurants are lot cheaper wherein you can have a very satisfying meal for less than a hundred pesos.
Also, there are several ihaw-ihaw corners that offer Chicken Inasal for a measly fifty pesos per piece. Order a couple and you will have Chicken Inasal overload.