After my kid got his check-up at Manila Doctors, we went to SM City so that my mom can claim her items in exchange of the Worlds of Fun tickets she have been collecting since early this year. My son also got to play of course. I remembered that I have a voucher and instead of having a snack, we decided to have early dinner at Bacolod Chicken...it was quite a long walk from SM City to the restaurant in Trinoma. It is located on the 2nd floor near the fountain area. The Bacolod Chicken Inasal branch was huge and has that festive ambiance which would remind you of dining in the province.
I asked the waitress first before ordering if we would be charged VAT and service charge if our order exceeds the amount of the voucher and she said I would only have to pay the exceeding amount so we ordered more than P300 worth of food and drinks. Since Bacolod Chicken Inasal is famous for its Chicken Inasal, we ordered two Petso worth P95.50 each plus three plain rice worth P25.50 each. My mom wanted soup so she ordered Solo Batchoy worth P61.50.
The Batchoy tasted just like any ordinary batchoy...nothing special about it...so my kid and mom shared it to keep their tummy warm. The price is just fine, but I would not really order that next time.
Now for the main entree! The famous chicken inasal...hmmm...how come it looks smaller than what I used to order years ago? Or maybe the size has never changed, but unknowingly I tend to compare it to the petso at Chic-Boy. The chicken tastes good and grilled just right, but it seems a bit dry. I miss the juiciness and oiliness of the chicken which you can get from JT's or Chic-Boy.
The condiments lack the chicken oil which I love pouring on my rice...yummy but deadly! The vinegar is good so I mixed that with the soy sauce, calamansi and sili. I asked the waiter if they have chicken oil and they gave me a small amount...which is fine so I can control my cholesterol intake.
When we got our bill, I think we only paid around P50 (excess of the voucher amount) which I think was a great deal! My dining experience at Bacolod Chicken Inasal was average. Service was good since we got there during off peak hours and the waiters were accommodating. The location is great since you can watch the fountain after dining and it is near the entrance of the mall. The downside is that they don't have their own restroom so you need to go out to mall for that.
Those who want to dine at Bacolod Chicken Inasal can check out their Menu