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Visit Nena's Beth Chicken Inasal at Food Central in Mandalagan and you will get more than Bacolod chicken inasal.

Nena’s Beth Chicken Inasal and More

Nena’s Beth Chicken Inasal has been around since 1952. It is one of the original Bacolod chicken inasal outlets in the City of Smiles.

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Nena’s Beth Chicken Inasal has been around since 1952. It is one of the original Bacolod chicken inasal outlets in the City of Smiles.

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Our meal at Nena’s Beth Chicken Inasal Lacson that looks like fiesta fare. Notice their serving plates and dinnerware.

Bacolod Chicken Inasal

When you think of Bacolod Chicken Inasal, one woman’s name would come out from the tip of your tongue. That name would be Nena’s.

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The main events for a Bacolod chicken inasal meal — paa (leg) and pecho (breast). At the background, you will see the ingredients for the sawsawan (dipping sauce) as well as the anato oil. Mix the oil with rice and add some salt to make flavorful, yellow orange-colored rice.

At present, there are so many variations for the second name, but the first name remains — Nena’s. It’s like a byword, as if any branch that carries that name is synonymous to original, authentic, and delicious Bacolod Chicken Inasal.

Nena’s Beth Chicken Inasal

But the original, Nena’s Beth Chicken Inasal remains strong. The descendants of the original owner, Antonina Velez Bolonia, have kept the legacy going by opening up new branches outside of the Manokan Country.

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Skewered chicken parts ready for grilling.

And one of the newest players is the one opened by a granddaughter and her husband at the Food Central, Lacson St., Mandalagan, Bacolod City. Good food in a nice place.

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Inasal nga pak-pak (wings) and isol (backside). The sawsawan (dipping sauce) usually includes soy sauce, spicy vinegar, chili, salt, and calamansi. The serving plate looks like a woven basket but it’s not.

Arjie Yelo and wife Kleszabeth Baker, a Bolonia granddaughter, decided to put up their own branch of Nena’s Beth Chicken Inasal at the Food Central. This venture is in partnership with Arjie’s sister, Laiza, and is located in the newest open air food court in Bacolod City.

Different Chicken Parts

In Bacolod City, the whole chicken is made use and cooked as chicken inasal. We even grill chicken feet and heads. Yep, nothing is wasted around here!

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The marinated isol (backside), ready for grilling.

They offer our favorite Bacolod Chicken Inasal in paa (leg), pecho (breast), pecho-pak (breast with wings), pakpak (wings), and skewered innards. These include atay (liver), baticolon (gizzard), corazon (heart), bul-o (fat) and isaw (intestines). They also have the =isol (backside)

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Different chicken inards on skewers. From the front row: atay, baticolon, corazon, isaw, and bul-o (fat.)

The chicken inasal are skewered and displayed for customers to choose from. Then these are grilled over a charcoal pit for that special smoked open grill flavor. The aroma of chicken being grilled will titillate your nostrils from a couple of hundred meters off.

More than Chicken Inasal

But since this branch of Nena’s Beth is a new partnership involving more people, there are also more ideas and menu innovations. They can give you more than just our favorite Bacolod chicken inasal.

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Cansi soup at Nena’s Beth Chicken Inasal is served in this horn-shaped bowl that reminds one of a cornucopia.

Nena’s Beth Chicken Inasal at Food Central also serves other Pinoy favorites like cansi soup, fried lumpia, and their very own chicken sisig. Additionally, they have rellenong bangus that’s really affordable and so yummy! And of course, steamed talaba (oysters) are also part of their menu.

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Sizzling chicken sisig

You will also like the fact that they have found ceramic dinnerware and serving dishes with native design. They are no longer using woven baskets and banana leaves, so the dishes are more sanitary because they can be washed more effectively. But still, you get the native Pinoy feel while dining using your hands.

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Fried lumpia.

Moreover, they also have different homemade desserts. But if you want more, check out my list of the top desserts in Bacolod.

So if you want more than just chicken inasal, they have something more for you.

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Don’t miss the rellenong bangus. It’s a must-try at Nena’s Beth Chicken Inasal. Yummy and affordable.

Food Central

While Manokan Country is the most famous Bacolod Chicken Inasal haunt in the City of Smiles, we like the ambiance at Food Central. There are six other Bacolod restaurants here, each with their own specialties.

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The Nena’s Beth restaurant at Food Central with the sawsawan and anato oil on the foreground.

But what we like is that, this place has its own enclosure so it’s rather safe. Additionally, there are ample parking lots in front of the restaurants as well as at the back.

So if you haven’t been to this area, visit Food Central, beside Ikthus Church in Mandalagan, Bacolod City.

Bacolod Pasalubong

If you are not from Bacolod City, ask them, too, how you can bring home Nena’s Beth Chicken Inasal as Bacolod pasalubong. They have a way to do that so that you can bring back the flavors of Bacolod with you. Ask them how they can package it for you.

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Bring home Bacolod chicken inasal. Ask the restaurant how they can pack it for you.

Bacolod Food Delivery Service

You want Nena’s Beth dishes but don’t want to leave the comforts of your home? Then have your orders delivered. They are connected with Tapao, Maid in Bacolod, and Juan Ride.

Cebu Pacific Flights to Bacolod

The low-cost Philippine airline Cebu Pacific flies daily to Bacolod from four major cities. From the capital in Manila, they fly up to 5x daily. Meanwhile, flights from Cebu are 2x daily while it’s once a day from Clark. From Davao City, flights are scheduled every other day.

Contact Information

Nena’s Beth Chicken Inasal – Lacson
Food Central, Mandalagan, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
Open daily from 10am to 11pm
For orders, call (0928) 829-1868
FB page: Nena’s Beth Lacson

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