This article was made possible by the kind sponsorship of Dr. P.R.M, the newest member of the Bacolod Food hunters.
The island of Negros is blessed with abundant natural resources and surrounded by clean blue sea. It is not surprising then that seafood restaurants are popular in Bacolod. Tourists and locals alike enjoy the delicious bounty that the waters around Negros offer.
18th street PalaPala is one of those popular “al fresco” seafood restaurants. Tucked away along quiet 18th street Bacolod city, the restaurant attracts a lot of people.
The Bacolod Food hunters were invited to dinner by Dr. P.R.M. It was a dark and stormy night, but that didn’t dampen anyone’s enthusiasm in the least.
The inside of Palapala was well lit. Whimsical boat lamps hung from the ceiling while lamps inside huge shells adorned the walls. The seafood selection area was well lit with fluorescent lamps, enabling the diner to see with clarity the food that he orders.
We headed to the selection area to make our orders. During the day, there are a lot of flies hovering about the fish and the crabs which is quite a turn-off for the squeamish. At night, there are fewer flies and it is a bit “cleaner”.
Dr. P.R.M generously ordered a lot of food, enough to feed an army! I only wanted one thing, 18th street Palapala’s Kinilaw.
It is so delicious! Tangigue chunks mixed with white onions, salted egg, coconut milk, black beans and vinegar and then left to marinate so the citric acid cooks the fish before being served at your table. This is the dish that 18th street Palapala is famous for. The finest sushi in Bacolod does not even come close to the sheer magnificence of this dish !
Dr. P.R.M’s ordered food began to arrive and everything looked and smelled wonderful! It seemed that we had ordered too much food at first.
If you ever want to try seafood try 18th street Palapala! We highly recommend their Kinilaw.
Thank you Dr. P.R.M for the wonderful evening!
Dr. P.R.M likes Pao Tsin’s fried sharksfin siomai but he only eats it at Harrison’s plaza with plenty of chili soy sauce and washed down with buko juice and for his after meal exercise, a round or two at the stuffed toy crane game.
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