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Lion’s Park Bacolod Chicken Inasal

Bacolod chicken inasal
Our one-time lunch at Lion’s Park Grill Haus with talaga, inasal nga paa, rice with anato oil, and spicy sawsawan. Not in photo was the sizzling sisig that I ordered on the side.

The Manokan Country of Bacolod City at the Reclamation Area is home to a string of native restaurants whose specialties are Bacolod chicken inasal. These are non air conditioned restaurants with simple furniture and where the people of Bacolod opt to eat with their bare hands, licking the flavors of the chicken barbecue, chicken oil, and anato oil-soaked rice off their fingers.

Sounds primitive? Maybe, but that’s how we like to have our chicken inasal and other grilled food. One of the restaurants that stand out in the area is Lion’s Park Grill Haus. I am not sure about the origins of the place but my husband says that this area was used before as a children’s playground by the Lions’ Club, hence the name. Anyway, it has long been there, since 1990 to be exact, and people are used to the name Lions’ Park already. Many come here to lunch, especially because the place is cool even during the day because it’s the only place here with its own garden and high ceilings. So the cool breeze comes in freely.

Bacolod chicken inasal
Paa or chicken leg, cooked the Bacolod chicken inasal way at Lion’s Park.

Read: Know Your Bacolod Chicken Inasal

Bacolod chicken inasal
Pecho (breast) at Lion’s Park served with atchara as appetizer.

One time, hubby and I with some friends had a late dinner there, around 9pm, and we took the table outside and we dined al fresco under the moonlight. It was a cool evening and we were very hungry. We had chicken inasal and the last orders of talaba. Thankfully, we were not disappointed. 😀

Bacolod chicken inasal
Yummy, tambok (fat) talaba (oysters).

Lion’s Park Grill Haus
Manokan Country
Father M. Ferrero Street
Reclamation Area, Bacolod City 6100
Negros Occidental, Philippines
Open daily from 9am to 11pm

Bacolod chicken inasal
The covered aisle leading to the main dining area. You can see the talaba corner on the right.

As with chicken inasal joints, Lion’s Park serves pecho (breast-P75), paa (leg-P70), and other chicken parts that have been barbecued Bacolod style. But their specialty is the native chicken inasal pecho and paa. Plus they also serve talaba (P45) or oysters, which hubby and I caught at good times maybe because they were fat and really tasty. Another good thing about them is that they have a turo-turo (fastfood) counter, serving several kinds of viands daily. So those who do not want inasal or would like other dishes with their inasal can also other offerings of delicious, freshly cooked native ulam to choose from. Dishes here range from P40 to P90 per order, depending on the kind.

Bacolod chicken inasal
The turo-turo counter at Lion’s Park. I had the sisig., which was served on a sizzling plate.

Visit Lion’s Park at the Manokan Country, Reclamation Area, Bacolod City. They are open from 9am to 11pm daily.

Bacolod chicken inasal
The garden at Lion’s Park has a children’s playground–the only one in the area.
Bacolod chicken inasal
Lion’s Park Grill Haus is located at the Manokan Country, Reclamation Area, Bacolod City.

Read: Where to Eat: List of Bacolod Homegrown Restaurants

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