The Bacolod food Hunters were celebrating a birthday of one of it’s most beloved members and what better way to celebrate a birthday than a chinese banquet with the traditional noodles to wish the celebrant a long and happy life?
Diamond palace is like any other chinese restaurant in bacolod. It’s a bit more convenient to dine at diamond palace since it is located near Lacson street and there is abundant parking nearby. The menu could use a little more work since it was mostly text and no pictures to show the diners what they were ordering. The Bacolod Food hunters ended up ordering “normal” chinese food since they didn’t want to order some mystery dish and end up with fried cat or snake! (This really happened on a 1990’s trip to China. 1 hour after lunch the tour guide cheerily announced that we had eaten fried cat.)
We had ordered several dishes. Let’s start with the ones we liked best.
We ordered a great cold cut platter which had plenty of assorted stuff like char siu pork, soy chicken, century eggs, sea urchin, innards and Lechon Macau. It came with hoisin sauce as dip.
We also ordered some sweet and sour fish which was great because it came breaded and crisp and the sauce wasn’t too sweet.
The seafood noodles were a “miss” since the seafood was mostly bland stuff like squid, shrimps and some assorted stuff that people didn’t enjoy. The noodles were well done and firm which made up for the “blah-blah” flavour of the dish.
We didn’t have their roast duck but I sneaked a shot of it just the same.
The last dish was a favourite with the kids since they love chicharon.. It’s the ever so popular crispy pata!
Diamond palace is one of the more accessible Chinese restaurants in Bacolod. Give it a try.. The food’s okay.