Quezon City is faraway from where we live and we seldom go there because of how heavy the traffic is going to and fro. However, Quezon City is also home to numerous food finds that are only available there. If you noticed, a lot of our recent EATSperiences were from Quezon City and yes, even though it’s far from where we live, there are still some restaurants that are worth the heavy traffic and travel time. In this edition of EATSplorations, I, Mr. Eats, will be sharing about an eatery that I have seen so much on social media because of their Chicken Inasal. In case it’s your first time to hear about Chicken Inasal, it’s a famous grilled chicken dish from the Visayas especially in Iloilo and Bacolod. It’s very tasty and satisfying especially when eaten with lots of chicken oil and condiments like soy sauce, chili, and calamansi. Join me as I share with you my recent Quezon City EATS, Inasal Food Trip at Bacolod Chicken Parilla! Kaon ta!
Inasal Food Trip at Bacolod Chicken Parilla!
Bacolod Chicken Parilla is located right at the corner of Scout Gandia and Scout Reyes in Quezon City and is just a few blocks away from Mother Ignacia Avenue and Timog Avenue. Just look for the San Miguel Beer signage with Bacolod Chicken Parilla below and you’re there, hehe!
Bacolod Chicken Parilla has an air-conditioned dining area! So, if you don’t like it hot like most of us Filipinos, you may choose to dine in here. It looks like it can accommodate around 20 diners if I’m not mistaken.
If you weren’t able to get a table inside, don’t worry because there are lots of tables outside! Before I forget, I was with my friend @foodgrammer.ph in this EATSperience and we chose to eat out here so that it will feel more legit and that we will smell like inihaw, hehe!
Bacolod Chicken Parilla, like any other Pinoy eateries that serve anything grilled, has a huge charcoal grill outside where they cook all of their grilled offerings. If it’s clear enough, there’s chicken, chicken ass, and pork bbq somewhere there. Imagine how awesome we smelled like after this EATSperience!
This one’s really nice! An outdoor faucet for everyone! Yes, good Filipino food must be enjoyed with clean hands so this one’s a great addition to the outdoor dining at Bacolod Chicken Parilla.
Bacolod Chicken Parilla’s menu is highlighted by, of course, its Inasal offerings! I got the Pecho (breast part), a couple of sticks of Pork BBQ, a Garlic Rice, and Kansi which I split which Mr. Foodgrammer (Bacolod’s version of Bulalo but has Batwan or Batuan as a sour ingredient).
Garlic Rice (Php 30)
A cup of rice with lots of crispy garlic bits! Whenever I eat Inasal I always choose to have a cup of two of Garlic Rice because it’s more flavorful and enjoyable. The garlic bits just seem to add a little more “oomph” in every mouthful!
Kansi (Php 250)
This one was really really good! Probably one of the best I have ever tried. A serving of this can feed around 3-4 hungry diners. It was really tasty, thanks to the batwan, huge chunks of super tender beef, and bone marrow. For only 250 pesos, this one’s a bargain!
Pork BBQ (Php 65 for two sticks)
I know I came to Bacolod Chicken Parilla for their Inasal but I just couldn’t pass up on these tempting sticks of Pork BBQ! It smelled really good on the grill and it was even more amazing when eaten, hehe. I love the barbecue sauce that they dab on the pork, Pinoy-style sweetness. The pork was really tender and the fat at the end of the stick was burnt just right. Well done!
The main event… Bacolod Chicken Parilla’s Inasal na Pecho! It’s as good as advertised. I was extremely happy with how perfectly cooked the chicken was. I also love the salty and sour marinade. It was just perfect, Inasal the way I like it. If I wasn’t cutting down on my rice intake, I would have easily ordered another Garlic Rice because the Chicken Inasal was huge in size and flavor. Awesome stuff!!!
I lived in Quezon City for around 7 years and I’m ashamed to admit that this EATSperience was just my first time in Bacolod Chicken Parilla. After this EATSperience, I was thinking like “Where have you been?!” or “Where have I been?!” I regret not knowing about it before or not trying it out earlier because it’s truly a gem. It really felt and tasted like I was in Bacolod enjoying my favorite Chicken Inasal. Yes, Bacolod Chicken Parilla was that good. I will definitely be back! Hopefully, really soon so that my wife and baby who both love Chicken Inasal will get to try what I just EATSperienced. That’s it for this edition of EATSplorations, ’til next time!
Bacolod Chicken Parilla
10 Scout Gandia Corner Scout Reyes Street, Paligsahan, Quezon City
10:00am to 11:45pm (Tue-Sun)
*Closed on Mondays
Budget: 500 php for two