Better places to stay, food to eat and what to enjoy-A A +A
Thursday, July 5, 2012
A LOT of Negrenses and Bacoleños have never had the chance to enjoy the comforts of some hotels in Bacolod City. For one, the hotels never offer special deals for local residents to try sleeping a night or two in the hotels in the city.
Some comfortable places to stay are Chalet of L’Fisher Hotel and Sylvia Manor (now owned by the LKY Hotels Group in Luzon). Their beds are good and the rooms are modestly pleasant.
The most important thing in a hotel is the bedroom because that is what the guests pay for. For banquets, surely it is the food plus the ambience and service of the personnel.
For good food, it’s still the baby back ribs of 21 Restaurant that is best as many insist. The big bangus of Bob’s Restaurant is an attraction to Ilonggos, plus its chorizo sandwich and big hamburger. Many restaurants have come about and their specialties vary.
Many like the hamburger of Sugarland Hotel, the old style that is still popular today. Other hotels serve international food because the siblings of the owners graduated from their respective culinary schools. Some pass. Others fail in their desire to serve their guests.
Most travelers insist that there are more restaurants to go to now in Iloilo City. Somewhat I agree with their observations. There is now the Plazuela de Iloilo with restos serving Japanese, Italian, American, Chinese, Filipino, Thai and other international cuisine. For years now, the Smallville Complex at the Pison property has also been a destination for the younger set.
Our Rotarian friends District Governor Biboy Jocson, Percy Comia, Oca Esler and Philip Lacson saw with their own two eyes that there were just too many people still moving about on late night weekends in Iloilo City. That was during a dinner at Smallville 21 Hotel of the Rotary Club of Iloilo South induction night.
Hopefully, there will be a branch of the Singapore Food Republic in Iloilo City and this will be another dining experience for the Ilonggos and visiting Negrenses. Cakes and Pastries are also an attraction of Maridel’s Cakes at Plazuela de Iloilo.
But if you talk about the popular lechon manok, the best and only the best is the one at Chicken Alley at Goldenfield. Tell me if I said it wrong and I will refund your two hundred pesos for that lechon manok. If you like it then please tell me. Chow!
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on July 05, 2012.