If you’re looking for Birria Tacos – try out Pasabor – a take out and delivery place in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines that serves Mexican style Birria Tacos.
This is the first time we’ve ever heard of Birria Tacos so we did a little research to explain the tacos to you, our readers.
Birria is a meat stew traditionally made from goat meat, but occasionally made from beef or mutton. The dish is often served with corn tortillas, onion, cilantro and lime. The meat is marinated in an adobo made of vinegar, dried chiles, herbs, and spices before being cooked in a broth.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birria
That description sounds very familiar to us in the Philippines! Adobong beef stew na nilaga! Sounds very tasty. We have a lot of beef based dishes in the Philippines and the closest we have to beef stew is the beef Pares.
So what are Birria Tacos? This is a new and trending internet dish which takes the stewed, shredded Birria beef and places it into a crispy taco shell. Plenty of cilantro, cheese and chopped white onion is then added.
Pasabor is the first one to serve Birria Tacos here in Bacolod City. Pasabor operates a small restaurant but due to the resurgence of cases, they had to close it down and switch to a delivery only basis.
According to our two ‘Murican friends, who also tried the food, Pasabor comes pretty close to authentic mexican birria, with one even saying that they were the best tacos he’s ever had since he came to Bacolod. However, the lack of lime means that Pasabor had to use lemons which is not exactly authentic but the taste sort of comes close enough.
What makes this Birria Tacos really special is that you’re supposed to dip it in this sauce which is a consommé made with the broth used to cook the beef. Very nice and flavorful! Since the dipping bowl was too small, We opted to pour the broth all over the taco instead. Super good!
We also got Pasabor’s Taco de Adobada. It’s soft flour tacos with minced pork cooked with chili. It also comes with plenty of salsa sauce.
The Salsa sauce is finely ground and pureed properly and actually spicy! Super tasty.
Pasabor also does a sort of fusion dish where they bring asian and mexican food together. They serve noodles in the same stew that they use to cook the beef! What a great idea!
The noodles are thick udon-like noodles and the broth that it comes with is flavorful and full of shreds of beef. Very nice and filling although due to its concentrated nature, the soup can be a little too salty for some people.
Pasabor also has their Masarap – a masa tortilla that’s like a sandwich. Super delicious and gooey with melted cheese!
The cheese and beef quesadilla is also somewhat similar!
Overall, we are so surprised and impressed at the way the palates of People living in Bacolod have changed. There’s a lot of tasty international dishes that keep popping up in Bacolod City. Ten to fifteen years ago, people in Bacolod were xenophobic – afraid to try new things. Now, tastes have changed and we’re glad that Pasabor is one of the new and exciting places here in Bacolod City.
Pasabor is located at
10th Garnet street City Heights Brgy Taculing 6100 Bacolod CIty, Philippines
For Pick up and Delivery only via Maxim. Open Tuesdays to Sundays.
Message their Facebook page for deliveries.
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.