We finally managed to get a table at one of Bacolod City’s hottest restaurants – Delicious Bacolod! This restaurant is making waves in the culinary scene. Everybody just wants to visit this awesome place – read more to find out!
Call to get a Table
Call ahead to make a reservation. This is a small restaurant and if you don’t make reservations, you’re just not going to get seated. You can attempt to walk-in but you will be most likely be turned away. We live on the street behind this restaurant, a 1 minute walk and it took us months to get a table.
The restaurant was established by chefs based overseas and they even have an extensive write-up of their achievements on the menu.
Once you get inside, you’ll be pleasantly surprised as the interior is very different from the outside. The inside of Delicious bacolod can seat about 20-30 people. Large windows let in plenty of light and the black and white motif accentuates the most important things in the room – your fellow diners and the food.
The small space unfortunately means that conversation between other diners can be heard quite clearly. So out of consideration for other people, it is best to keep your voices down.
You will be given two menus at Delicious Bacolod – a wine and drink menu and their food menu. Their wine menu is lovingly curated by the owners and they can suggest wines that go well with the dishes that you order.
Check the Special Board – Always!
Delicious Bacolod has a blackboard with the specials of the day written on it. These specials change so take note that some really good finds might be written on it. It is definitely worth checking out! For example, their last special was Beef Sirloin with yorkshire pudding!
Waiting is a good thing!
We placed our orders and then the wait began. Since Delicious is crazy popular and the restaurant is full most of the time, you can expect a little wait for your food. Trust us it is worth it.
We ordered two of Delicious Bacolod’s most popular appetizers, the pan seared tuna and the mini crab cakes. These are very pretty and quite impressive looking appetizers.
Delicious Bacolod’s mini crab cakes are basically balls of potato and crab, breaded and deep fried, topped with a creamy mashed potato swirl and topped with caviar. It is delicious and definitely a must try. You have the soft potato, the creaminess of the mash and the salty crunch of the caviar. Definitely super interesting. Chew them slowly and resist the temptation to gobble them down because if you eat in a hurry, you miss out on the interesting flavor and taste sensations of this stellar appetizer.
The pan-seared tuna of Delicious Bacolod is also something that you must try. This is a more Asian-style dish compared to the more European/British tasting crab cakes. The appetizer consists of chunks of seared tuna with a slightly sweet tangy sauce and it comes served in Chinese soup spoons.
Very tasty and the idea of the appetizer is to slurp up everything in one mouthful. And what a flavorful mouthful it is!
The pan seared pork chops of Delicious Bacolod are super duper good. You get a giant 350 gram chop. It is a huge, substantial meal and it comes with a slice of caramelized apple, red cabbage and mashed sweet potatoes. There’s two kinds of sauces. Sweet and savory at the same time! Very filling and worth your money. It is big enough to share.
This is also a very head turning dish as it is extremely fragrant! When my chop was brought out, the smell filled the whole room. Even the adjacent table couldn’t help but ask the waitress about this dish that I ordered.
As of writing, there are three desserts at Delicious Bacolod. The Mango & nut Dream, Caramel Pecan Brownie Trifle and the Spiced Sticky Toffee Pudding with salted caramel sauce.
We really wanted to try the Toffee Pudding but unfortunately it was out of stock so we settled with the Caramel Pecan Brownie Trifle.
A trifle is a cold dessert of sponge cake and fruit covered with layers of custard, jelly, and cream.Oxford Languages
If you’ve had trifles before, you know that these come with a lot of whipped cream. Delicious Bacolod’s trifle had light and airy whipped cream, not too sweet with a sharp mint taste from the mint garnish. Some people like to mix up their trifle but we prefer eating it layer by layer, experiencing the various tastes and textures. We liked the trifle dessert and it really got us wishing that we could try the sticky toffee next time. At least this gives us a reason to come back, right?
Back for more
We came back for dinner and snagged the very last order of the cauliflower curry soup special of the day. It consisted of finely pureed cauliflower which was so fine and smooth like silk. The curry gave the soup a nice mildly spicy, savory taste. It had been raining outside and the soup warmed us up really well.
For our Salad, we decided to order Delicious Bacolod’s Grilled pork neck salad. It consisted of slices of grilled pork neck on a bed of mixed vegetables such as red cabbage, carrots tomatoes, mint and capsicums. It was a delicious flavor experience and very filling and substantial for a salad. It was practically a meal already!
For our main, we chose a pasta dish: Delicious Bacolod’s Beef Cheeks Ragout Fettucine!
We were extremely intrigued by the cut of meat since its a type of cut that we never had before. Beef cheeks! We all know tenderloin, ribs, sirloin and all those other cuts but we’ve never had beef cheeks before. So what is it?
Beef cheeks is quite literally the cheeks of the cow. It is a well used muscle and if prepared properly it is actually quite tender and flavorful.
The meat really WAS tender and flavorful. The Ragout sauce was kind of like a thick stew in itself, meaty and substantial. Very nice.
It was a nice experience to try the delicious Beef Cheeks Ragout Fettucine and we will be back to try the other types of Pasta that Delicious Bacolod has to offer.
We highly recommend Delicious Bacolod for its delicious meals that are fairly priced. There’s a lot more to order so please check out their official Facebook page for their menu (which changes ever so often). It’s something new and refreshing every week.
How to get there:
Head to Eroreco on the main road (margarita street) Delicious Bacolod is on the side of the road near a little market in a purple and black building. It is easy to miss it so look for their signboard amongst the numerous parked cars. On Google Maps, Delicious Bacolod is actually located at the old Rinjin restaurant where the intersection of the Santa Maria Street and Margarita street intersect.
Delicious Bacolod 26 -15 Margarita St., Eroreco Subdivision, Brgy. Mandalagan, Bacolod, 6100 Negros Occidental
Delicious Bacolod opening hours are: Mondays to Saturdays 6pm-9:30 pm Sundays 11:00 am-2:30 pm
Telephone number: 0977 008 0816 / 708 8188
The Bacolod Food Hunters did not accept any freebies, incentives or money for this article. We paid for our own food. We practice ethical blogging.