Information about Manokan Country
The local government established the complex in the 1980s to provide a space where the various chicken inasal vendors could sell their food. It is located along Father M. Ferrero St, just across SM City Bacolod. The majority of the stalls found in the complex were part of the first set and continue to keep their original recipes alive.
Chicken Inasal is prepared by using a number of ingredients (usually garlic, soy, vinegar, salt, and Sprite) for its marinade and basting sauce, compared to the usual barbeque which is drenched in mainly soy sauce-based ingredients and barbequed. It is then skewered and roasted over flames before being served on a banana leaf. The result is a yellowish chicken bursting with a smoky flavor.
Other than Chicken Inasal, Manokan Country also serves classic Filipino street food such as isaw, atay, puso, and isol among others.
How to get there
The most convenient way to get to the Manokan Country is by taking a taxi straight to the property's entrance. Otherwise, you can take a northbound jeepney in Bacolod City that follows the Batad-Libertad route. Ask the driver to drop you off at SM Bacolod. From there, the complex is just across the mall’s eastern entrance.
Best time to visit
The food stalls here each have their own operating hours but the majority of them are open daily from 9 AM to 9 PM. You can visit the Manokan Country any time of the year but it is best to avoid the rush of customers coming for lunch at around 12 noon.