Lunch at Bacolod Chk-n-BBQ House | Lady & her Sweet Escapes

Nov 3, 2013

Lunch at Bacolod Chk-n-BBQ House

A lot of Filipino restaurants in Dubai have chicken inasal on their menu, but nothing comes close to the authentic. I can honestly say that my expectations are very high when it comes to this native dish, most probably because I grew up having inasal on my plate almost every other weekend! For us Negrenses living abroad, chicken inasal is a comfort food. It reminds us of home. That is the reason why I was extremely happy when I discovered that Bacolod Chk-n-BBQ House has recently opened their doors in Karama. Since it carries 'Bacolod' in its name, this newly-opened restaurant brings so much hope and joy to everyone who seek for the "real thing" miles away from home.

While I was patiently waiting for the weekend (and the payday), I followed the restaurant's Facebook and Instagram accounts; drooled on every food photo and shared the craving to my friends. I never thought that the sincere LIKES on Instagram and the simple SHARE on Facebook could make me Bacolod Chk-n-BBQ House's Fan of the Week, and that entitled me to have a dish for free! :) 

Bacolod Chk-n-BBQ House Dubai

Ed and I finally went to Bacolod Chk-n-BBQ House for lunch last Friday. It is located in front of College of Islamic Studies along Za'abeel Road, under the same roof with Bavarian Bakery. The restaurant has a homey atmosphere. It has brick walls and lovely decors. The wooden tables and benches remind me of the typical Inasal restaurants in Bacolod. 

Bacolod Chk-n-BBQ House Dubai Interior

Bacolod Chk-n-BBQ House and Bavarian Bakery Karama

Bacolod Chk-n-BBQ House and Bavarian Bakery's menu

We both ordered inasal na Paa or grilled chicken leg/thigh served with unlimited garlic fried rice. I was very pleased with the size, but was a little surprised with the sophisticated presentation. It wasn't skewered and not on a native weaved plate with banana leaves just like the ones back home. It was served in a very fancy way with odd-looking, or shall I say trendy, tableware. In spite of that, the taste was close to the inasal served in one of the popular local restaurants in Bacolod... and that's the most important part! It actually made me feel I was dining along Lacson Street and not along Za'abeel Road! Namit gd! :) 

Lunch at Bacolod Chk-n-BBQ House

photo from Bacolod Chk-n-BBQ House's Instagram:

And because every Negrense meal isn't complete without a postre, we chose a dessert from Bavarian Bakery's counter. Out of all the mini cakes and Filipino desserts on display, the chocolate mousse topped with a tiny chocolate bar caught our attention. It's a lusciously rich and smooth mousse covered with dark chocolate. Perfect ending! :)  

Bavarian Bakery's Chocolate Mousse

Inasal na Paa (with unlimited garlic fried rice): 24 AED
Iced Tea: 5 AED
Chocolate Mousse: 15 AED

Bacolod Chk-n-BBQ House
 in front College of Islamic Studies
Za'abeel Road, Karama

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