“Masskara, Masskara, Masskara”, I’ve been hearing those same words over and over for the past few weeks. Some of my friends were talking about how intense Masskara Festival was for them, together with some tweets too. And what made me a little bit jealous is the FOOD they had. It makes me want to book a flight to Bacolod.
Fortunately, I was invited by people from Bacolod (Negrense) to have dinner with them and experience their food at the least. Bob’s in Makati was the restaurant they picked. Upon seeing my invitation for the invitational dinner, I had a slight grin on my face and immediately charged my camera battery for this dinner. Right on track, right on time, for the Bacolod craze is still ON, at least for me.
I thought I was late, thank goodness I was not. Arrived at Bob’s with the first dish on the table, Pancit Molo (Php 85). Believe it or not, I was a bit shy facing them because it was my first time to meet everyone on the table. I anticipated them speaking their language and feeling left out, which didn’t happen at all. I really appreciate the hospitality of the Negrenses I met with the kind of treatment they showed me. Made me feel so special and part of their province. :D
They served me a bowl of this hot Pancit Molo soup. I don’t know if they used MSG for this soup as it was flavorful and delightful to start the dinner. Not too salty, not too pepper-ish. According to the verdict of Negrenses, Bob’s is well-known in Bacolod for authentic Bacolod food. This is like the family restaurant of the city.
Family Wagon (Php 965) wheeled to our table right away. When we all saw this coming, everyone immediately put out their cameras to take a shot of this creative presentation.
Family Wagon is composed of Western Favorites like Barbecued Pork Ribs, Beef Ribs, Barbecue Chicken, Baked Potatoes, Baked Beans, Onion Rings, Corn and Carrots. In short, it’s one fully loaded order for the family.
The Onion Rings and the Mashed Potatoes were my favorite side dishes during that time. I couldn’t get enough of filling my spoon with the Mashed Potatoes. Seemed to find it as a better-tasting replacement for a cup of rice. It was creamy, cheesy and really yummy. Enough said!
Don’t you just want to try them ALL? The beef was the best for me out of all meats served in the Family Wagon. However, I think I would have it enjoyed it more if there were extra BBQ sauce served separately. I’m a BBQ fan
Family Fiesta Tray (Php 965) - The pride of Bacolod is definitely their Chicken Inasal. Their Chicken Inasal is not like the one you order from fast food chains. You would see the difference when you taste it. Quality chicken meat + chicken oil + soy sauce (toyo) + calamansi + red chili = Bacolod goodness!
I noticed that their Pinakbet, part of the Family Fiesta Tray, had coconut milk or gata in it. This gave a good mixture to the taste of the vegetables. I’m sure dad would copy the recipe when he tastes their Pinakbet.
Fruit Punch (Php 95) - Dessert and beverage combined in one glass. Sweet and fruity drink that complemented our food for the night.
The desserts you can try at Bob’s:
Classic Chocolate Cake
Get a taste of authentic Bacolod food at Bob’s. I loved the dining experience, I hope you guys would love it as well.
Thank you Bob’s for this photo! :) Thank you also to the Negrenses who were there to entertain me the whole night. You guys are so sweet and hospitable! :)
P.S. Enjoy the long weekend ;)
Pray, Eat and Love
The Food Scout
Location: OPL Bldg., Dela Rosa cor Gil St., Legaspi Village, Makati City