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Food from established Restaurants/Cafes.

Binakol na Manok

You might think that this is a typical Tinolang manok, but No. This is way much tastier than that. I first tasted “Binakol na Manok” when an uncle came to visit and demonstrated his kitchen skills – yes, I’m always happy with visitors who cook! Anyway, the taste of the broth is so different from tinolang manok that it’ll leave your buds wanting for more. The coconut water(or juice) is what creates a distinct taste – a tinge of sweetness – on this soup.

This is an original Ilonggo food, so what better way to sample the best Binakol na Manok but from IloIlo City itself. So we went to Plazuela De iloilo – a gorgeous place with a Spanish-Italian inspired building enclosing a plaza – where you can find a chain of restaurants. We chose this restaurant “Ponsyon by Breakthrough”. The Binakol na Manok here is truly delicious. Definitely on my top list of Filipino Food.

On Binakol na Manok;

  • The traditional way of cooking Binakol na manok is by cooking it inside a bamboo (tube) over an open fire.
  • Ilonggos are proud to claim that Chicken Binakol is an original Ilonggo dish
  • Binakol is said to be an Ilonggo term(karay-a) for cooking inside a bamboo tube – thus the name Binakol na Manok.
 
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Posted by on April 27, 2012 in Restaurant/Cafe Foods

 

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Dear Manok Grilled Chicken – Cagayan de Oro City

Dear Manok Grilled Chicken – Cagayan de Oro City

Dear Manok is considered as one of the best places to dine with family and friends in Cagayan de Oro City. My husband and I are regulars here and we love coming back here every now and then to taste Dear Manok’s famous juicy grilled chicken cooked to perfection. I must confess I really wanted to learn how to cook the same juicy grilled chicken on my own.. well, its just a dream though.. I tried and tried and failed several times..

Interesting FACTS about Dear Manok;

  • 1st Dear Manok Restaurant was in Iligan City in 1997
  • 1st Dear Manok Restaurant in Cagayan de Oro City was located in Capt. Vicente Roa St. in 1998

The present location of Dear Manok Restaurant Main Branch in Cagayan de Oro City is along Tiano-Montalvan Streets near Pilgrim College.  They have another branch along Capistrano-Chavez Streets near Lourdes College, providing the same quality service and affordable and juicy grilled chicken that the restaurant has been known for through the years.

Have you tasted Dear Manok’s signature grilled chicken? If so, how would you rate it?

 
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Posted by on February 3, 2012 in Restaurant/Cafe Foods

 

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Butcher’s Best Barbecue – Cagayan de Oro

Butcher’s Best Barbecue – Cagayan de Oro
Butchers Best Barbecue

In the previous post, I mentioned about Butcher’s Best Barbecue. So here it is. What I like about Butcher’s Best Barbecue is that you can choose to have it on the original or spicy flavor. Either way, the taste is fantastic! You must try one of these if you’re in Cagayan de Oro City.

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2012 in Restaurant/Cafe Foods

 

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Jollibee Champ – All over the Philippines

Jollibee Champ – All over the Philippines

“The Big Champ”
Philippines very own burger-chain Jollibee with its signature burger : “Champ”. While this is not a native snack item of the Philippines, hamburgers have become a popular choice as a snack item because of its accessibilty anywhere in the country.

 
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Posted by on January 24, 2012 in Restaurant/Cafe Foods

 

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Le Café Baby Back Ribs – Malaybalay City, Bukidnon

Le Café Baby Back Ribs – Malaybalay City, Bukidnon

A Pre-Christmas Delight.

I was at Malaybalay City the day before Christmas to visit my grandmother and before heading back home, my sister and I decided to grab a meal. We were looking for a nice place to eat and we ended up at Le Cafe  just in front of the city plaza and along the highway of Malaybalay City. The food was great especially the Baby Back Ribs. I was told that their lasagna and garlic bread is a must try… That should be on my next visit…

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2012 in Restaurant/Cafe Foods

 

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Butchers Best Barbecue Fresh Garden Salad – Cagayan de Oro City

Butchers Best Barbecue Fresh Garden Salad – Cagayan de Oro City

Butcher’s Best is one of those places considered as a haven for barbeque lovers just like most Kagay-anons.  Imagine my surprise to be able to order fresh greens over the long list of meats…

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2012 in Restaurant/Cafe Foods

 

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