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Lil’s cupcakes: Sandwiches, pasta and Cupcakes!

I wrote about Lil’s cupcakes a few months ago.   Lil’s has graduated from being a stall to a full fledged cupcake store! Located on LaSalle avenue, Lil’s cupcakes opened their doors a few days ago and the Bacolod Food Hunters paid them a visit! The Mango chili is my favorite new flavor!  It tastes of […]

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Love Cab: The Taxi with Wi-Fi in the Philippines.

I was coming home from work when I saw a very colorful taxi which had a Wi-fi sticker on it.   Wi-fi? on a Taxi? Sounds to good to be true.  I went towards the taxi, talked to the driver, found out it really had Wi-fi and a lot of other gadgets!   I snapped […]

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Convenience store food: How health takes a back seat to convenience.

Convenience stores are popping up everywhere.  These stores offer a wide variety of goods and even some convenient meals for those too busy to cook.  Are these meals really that great?  We do an in depth analysis of a convenience store’s food and present it here for you our beloved readers. We went to this […]

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Experience: Negros Farmer’s Weekend Market!

Finally Bacoleños have their own version of the famous Salcedo Saturday Market!    We now have the Negros Farmer’s Weekend Market! This weekend Market allows farmers and producers from all over Bacolod to come and take part in a weekend Market that celebrates farming and products from Negros. The Negros Farmer’s Weekend Market opened several […]

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Little Miss Cupcake Cafe

One of the cutest cupcake shops in Bacolod is Little Miss Cupcake Cafe.  We were looking for a place to have lunch when we passed by, saw that they were serving meals so we decided to stay and order lunch! We were not at all disappointed! When you enter, you can immediately see the cute […]

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Virgelio’s: A Really Special Carinderia! (The best Soup #5 in Bacolod)

Bacolod has numerous roadside eateries and carinderias.  Everywhere you look, you can find them.  But there’s one place that really stands out.  If you drive at night on Alijis Road you will notice one peculiar sight.  There are carinderias and eateries everywhere but they are practically empty.  As you drive past Jade Court you will be surprised by […]

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The Art of Rafael Paderna

Hello Good morning! We’re here with one of our famous local artists Mr Paderna.  This is the third of our articles on the local Bacolod Art scene.  To preserve this interview the article is published in the Hilgaynon dialect.  For an English Translation  please scroll down for to  the comment section. BFH: Hello Mr Paderna, […]

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Kenaji Japanese Restaurant: Filipino-Japanese fusion.

Kenaji is a new Japanese restaurant in Bacolod that pairs affordability with Filipino-Japanese Fusion food.  It is located on the ground floor of Mayfair Plaza. We went there to try out their dishes. Immediately as we entered we were greeted by an enthusiastic “Irrashaimase!” by the staff. Incidentally the Japanese word “Aji” means “taste” so […]

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Herbert Chavez: The Philippine Superman

Hello Bacolod Food Hunter Readers! Today we have an extra super special interview with you with my good friend and the famous Philippine Superman Herbert Chavez!  To preserve this interview, we published it in its original Tagalog form.   For those who can’t read tagalog, Please scroll down to the comment section for the ENGLISH […]

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The Art of Ramon De Los Santos

Hello Bacolod! We’ve got a special article for you today and it’s an interview with one of our local artists: Ramon De Los Santos!  To preserve the interview we’ve posted it in it’s original hiligaynon language.  The English translation will be posted in the comments section so scroll down for the ENGLISH or if you […]

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Palawud Resto Grill & Bar

Late afternoons are a time to relax especially after work.  If you’re looking for a great place to unwind, Palawud Resto Grill & Bar is the perfect place! Palawud is located near the port area in Banago.  It is quite accessible yet at the same time seemingly distant so one can really enjoy some peace […]

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Mushu’s New Menu: Filipino Food reinvented.

We’re proud to bring you another new story for the month of June! The Bacolod Food hunters were invited to try out and to try out the new items on Mushu’s Menu. We trooped over to JP Anglo’s restaurant to try them out. For this review I had brought along my Korean students, BR and […]

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Pizza Ruperto: Popular pizza parlor in Victorias City!

Filipinos love pizza.  The appetite for pizza is simply amazing.  We have the ninja turtles and the original greenwich for introducing pizza to hordes of children in the early ’90s. Pizza Ruperto is a roadside pizza place in Victorias that serves Filipino style pizza.  The place is always full of hungry people ready to chow […]

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A Chef’s table dinner at the Bacolod Academy For Culinary Arts

Finally after several months B.A.C.A (Bacolod Academy for Culinary Arts) is now open and ready to accept new students!  We wrote about them several months ago and now finally they have TESDA acceditaton for their cooking courses which are up to European Educational Standards and they use the Dual- Education System from Germany. We were […]

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An interview with Abby of Flibby’s sweets and treats!

Hi guys, to round out the sweet month of May we’ve got a premium interview to surprise you loyal readers!  Thanks to Chefs and Bakers for making this interview a reality! (Some pictures were taken from Flibby’s portfolio of orders) BFH:  Hello to all our readers! We’re here with Abby Guillergan of Flibby’s.  Abby is the […]

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Contest!: Win three original games!!

Hello! Are you a gamer who loves food?  Are you a frequent reader of this website?   We’ve got a sweet treat for you guys to round out this month of may! We’re giving away to ONE lucky reader  an access key to download THREE awesome games for the PC.  Psychonauts, Costume Quest and Stacking! […]

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The Sweet World of Lorraine Yusay

Hi Bacolod Food Hunter readers!   We’ve got an extra sweet treat for you this May! Decorated fondant cakes have recently become very popular.  It seems that everyone wants their cake decorated with elaborate decorations and cute animals or objects! We bring to you our interview with Lorraine Yusay, one of the youngest and rising […]

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American Kitchen: Breakfast All day

Have you ever experienced craving for pancakes in the middle of the day? Do you love hash browns and sausages?  I’ve got good news for you.  One of the newest restaurants in Bacolod’s Art district specializes in serving your breakfast favorites any time of the day. American Kitchen is located in Bacolod’s art district.  They serve […]

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Miracle Berry: Turn sour tasting things into sweet!

One of the most interesting things that we’ve recently come across during the recent Panaad Festival is the Miracle berry. A Miracle berry is a very special fruit that when eaten, temporarily rewires your tastebuds.  It makes sour things taste sweet.  You can eat kalamansi or lemon juice or anything sour and acidic and it’ll taste like the […]

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Saigon Cafe: Vietnamese Cuisine in Bacolod

Today the Bacolod food hunters present to you the popular and trending bacolod restaurant on the  internet: Saigon Cafe! We came across Saigon cafe when we read one of the posts on mamacooks, a blog that we follow.  Her post was so well written and the pictures so enticing that we decided to go visit […]

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Txacho: Authentic Spanish Cuisine

Txacho is one of the most popular  restaurants in the art district.  They specialize in 100% authentic Spanish food (tapas).  This is totally awesome because Bacolod is quickly becoming a food mecca with all these international cuisine restaurants popping up everywhere! Txacho has three dining areas, one outside dining area and two indoor dining areas […]

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Spice Kitchen: Affordable Mexican Food.

Spice kitchen is one of the latest mexican restaurants to open in Bacolod.  Its clientele is mostly students so the prices are very cheap (most of the items on the menu are below 100 pesos.) We decided to drop by and take a look. Spice kitchen is located beside Italia and Riverside Medical Center.  The […]

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Cooking in Singapore: An Interview with Chef JP Anglo.

The Bacolod Food Hunters proudly present an exclusive  in -depth interview with Master Chef Judge JP Anglo. We’ve known Chef Jayps for years but due to his busy schedule this is the only time we’ve gotten to sit down and really talk to him and take him on a food hunting expedition in Bacolod! Pictures […]

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Bacolod Academy for Culinary Arts

The Bacolod Food Hunters received an invitation to the opening of the Bacolod Academy for Culinary Arts.  (BACA) We were excited to see that a very special cooking school like this had opened in Bacolod.  This will contribute significantly to the dining scene and generate jobs and job opportunities for Bacolenos. Bacolod is currently undergoing a boom […]

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Eat N’ Fill Cafe

Eat all you can restaurants are very popular in the Philippines especially in the more urban areas such as Manila or Cebu.  However these types of restaurants usually don’t do very well when they are in the provinces. We heard of eat all you can cafe and decided to go and take a look for […]

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Archie’s Apiary: Bee-keeping and Honey Production in Bacolod

Today the Bacolod Food Hunters were meeting up with a friend who has a very unusual hobby; Bee keeping! Our friend and bee enthusiast Archie Acuna invited us to his house to check out his bee hives and taste his bees’ honey. We were a bit apprehensive about accepting the invitation.  After all when one […]

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Dalum Balay Burger

I remember back in the 90’s when one wanted to eat hamburgers in Bacolod, one’s choices were limited to Bob’s or Popeye’s. (Anyone still remember Popeye’s and their Wimpy burger?) Those burgers came with a toothpick inserted on the top bun skewering a pickle slice. It seemed that that was the standard recipe in the […]

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Chefs & Bakers

Are you looking for baking supplies?  Are you interested in cooking lessons? One of the best places to go to for all these in Bacolod is Chefs & Bakers. Chefs & Bakers is located in Triangle Island Plaza Bacolod (Near the Shopping Ceres Terminal).  Their store is the biggest store in Bacolod dedicated to baking […]

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 95,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that […]

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Fresh Start Organic

Fresh Start Organic is one of the few stores in Bacolod that offer healthy and delicious meals made with fresh organic vegetables.  They also carry some herbs and other organically grown produce.  We decided to swing by for a visit. We were pleasantly surprised to discover that they sold piaya.  We gave it a try […]

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Kristin’s Steakhouse

Kristin’s steakhouse is one of the old restaurants in Bacolod.  I remember when it first used to be located in front of Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Hospital and its storefront had a sign with a picture of a happy little dancing chef holding a covered tray. We’re glad the new Kristin’s has reopened along Lacson’s […]

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Masskara Chicken: Chicken Inasal

Another new chicken inasal themed restaurant has just opened – Masskara chicken.  It is located near Robinson’s triangle on the site of the former Great wok of China restaurant. It’s an open air type resto and the interior is clean and quite pleasing to look at.  We especially liked their doors and counters made up […]

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Wamba’s

Wamba’s restaurant is located near Lopue’s Mandalagan in the same building that houses cookies and crumbs and Pepe’s. ;The Bacolod food hunters went and took a visit. When we went there, Wamba’s had just opened so they were ironing out the kinks but they had already attracted a nice crowd. We sat down and viewed […]

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Contest! Contest!

Hello to our readers! We’re giving away two copies of the Filipino edition of The Hunger Games! The Hunger Games is a 2008 young adult novel by American writer Suzanne Collins. It is written in the voice of 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives in the post-apocalyptic nation of Panem, where the countries of North America […]

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Mely’s Garden: Filipino dishes

One of the restaurants in Bacolod that serves Filipino favorite dishes is Mely’s Garden.   Mely’s Garden is located in 6th street and it serves Filipino food.  It’s also known for you eat all you can buffet days and specials. One of our friends told us that Mely’s Garden used to be a restaurant run out of […]

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A night at The Freakin’ Chicken

The Freakin’ chicken is a house converted into a restaurant near the entrance Eroreco subdivion.  We’ve been there during their soft opening and there were a few kinks to be ironed out so we waited until we finally had the opportunity to visit them again. One of the Bacolod Food Hunters; Cring called us one […]

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Lil’s Cupcakes: Gourmet cupcakes for discerning adults.

Lil’s cupcakes is one of the best cupcake makers in Bacolod.  Most cupcakes are just for show, with all those sugary sculptures and excessive decoration on top.  Those are fine for kids but in the end, taste is what matters. Lil’s cupcakes has their main branch along Taculing road but they recently opened a branch […]

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Aribu: Sausages and cold cuts

Due to overwhelming response on our facebook page to the “sneak peek” photo of Aribu’s cold cut platter we decided to release the article a month early!   Thanks for your support guys! When one speaks of cold cuts in Bacolod the average guy will think of cold cut platters in one of the Chinese […]

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Food Movies That You Mustn’t Miss!

All right, time to pop the popcorn, jump on the sofa and get ready to watch some movies about FOOD! We’ve compiled a list of our favorite food movies that are sure to inspire you and make you hungry! 1.) NAMETS!  Namets is one of the must-watch movies if you’re a Bacoleno.  You will laugh […]

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Bar Oasis: A bar tending game for the iPhone.

One of the games that we really enjoy on the Iphone is Bar Oasis.  It’s a bar tending game in which you take the role of a bar tender and you learn how to mix drinks. The creators of the game have integrated the Iphone’s touch screen and gyroscope into the game.  You make a […]

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Lil’s food adventures

The Bacolod Food hunters went out to try Lil’s food adventures, a new restaurant from the owner of Lil’s cupcakes. Lil’s food adventures is right beside Lil’s cupcakes on the main Taculing road.  The restaurant is simple but it serves great roasted chicken (Three flavors!!) lechon and sandwiches! The wonderful staff put up with our […]

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Batchoy wars: Which restaurant serves the best batchoy in Bacolod?

The Bacolod food hunters visited three restaurants reputed to serve the BEST batchoy in Bacolod.   We graded each bowl of batchoy according to 4 categories.  For reference purposes and for standardization, we ordered the most expensive bowls of Batchoy in each place.  Yup, that means all your super special batchoy with special ingredients. Here […]

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Indian Restaurant: Curries, Samosas and Indian sweets

(We would like to thank pepe (a reader of this blog) for suggesting this place and making this post possible.  Thank you very much pepe! This is a great find!  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE INDIAN RESTAURANT HAS TRANSFERRED LOCATIONS BUT IS STILL LOCATED ON THE SAME STREET.) Are you hungry for curry?  Can’t get enough […]

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J & L Maranon art house: VISIT THIS NOW!

One of the boarding houses in Bacolod that is open to the Public is the J&L Maranon Arthouse.  Located at the side of Metrodome (on the way to the old bacolod airport) this house is the epitome of kitsch and eccentricity allowed to run wild. This house is so bizarre that it is totally a […]

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Shabu Niku: Yakiniku and ShabuShabu in Bacolod.

Bacolod seems to be in the grips of a Korean restaurant craze as several korean restaurants have just popped up.  Shabu Niku is one of the newest Korean Restaurants in Bacolod. Shabu Niku is a special restaurant that is divided into two parts.  On one side you have the Yakiniku or grilling area where you […]

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Mushu’s 5th Anniversary!

It’s Mushu’s fifth anniversary! And it sounds especially epic! (Mushu throws some of the best parties in Bacolod especially their halloween parties). I’m particularly interested in the fire dancers and saturday’s event. Fire dancers+ Asian buffet + DJ…  Sounds like a recipe for epicness! Congrats Mushu!! Congrats Chef JP!!!

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Kuster’s smoked Ham and Food Hub: Ham sandwiches, bagels and more!

First of all, a big thanks to Gary author of the blog All around Bacolod for his original informative post about this stall.   We read Gary’s post about Kuster’s and I was like “OMG.. BAGELS!!“. I had first eaten bagels on a trip to New York and immediately fell in love with it.  Every […]

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Chick-N-Grill

We visited Chick-N-Grill, the chicken place right across Robinson’s Bacolod! It’s a huge open air restaurant but it is squeaky clean (nice bathrooms too!) specializing in chicken inasal and barbeque! They serve the typical chicken inasal stand fare.  You can get your chicken inasal with chicken oil, your isaw, your chicken hearts, gizzards and livers.  All the […]

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Great Panda Amusement: Arcade Games, PC gaming and 4d theatre!

Parents of Bacolod listen up!  If you think the downtown area is not worth visiting and would rather take your kids to the malls for a good time then YOU are seriously missing out.  One of the most awesome places to visit in downtown Bacolod is Great Panda Amusement! Great Panda is a family entertainment […]

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Cafe Uma: Simply the best pasta in Bacolod.

The Bacolod Food Hunters were craving for pasta.  It had been so long since they tasted a plate of the really good italian stuff. After much prodding, Martin was cajoled into joining the gang at Cafe Uma.   Martin walked in, took one look at the prices on the menu and nearly hit the ceiling. […]

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