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Chicken Inasal is Bacolod’s important Cultural Property says City Dads

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Chicken Inasal as Bacolod's cultural property

Do you love Manok Inasal? 

The Bacolod City Council has passed legislation designating Chicken Inasal as Bacolod’s important cultural property.

According to the ordinance,, an online food critic website that analyzes various foods and cuisines from around the world, ranked chicken inasal fifth best among all chicken meals around the world.

They also stated on the website that “chicken inasal”, a “unique Filipino grilled chicken meal that originated here and become the hallmark food of the entire Visayas area”

The law will be known as the “Chicken Inasal Cultural Property Rights Ordinance.” Written by Councilor Em Ang, head of the Committee on History, Culture, and the Arts.

Bacolod City has “Chicken Alley.” It was the ancestor of the renowned Manokan Country. A street lined with food vendors serving freshly charcoal-grilled chicken inasal as early as the 1970s

The National Commission for Culture and Arts’ Philippine Registry of Cultural Property will record chicken inasal as a “locally important cultural property.” Bacolod City Tourism Office (BCTO) said. The City Council accepted the measure on the third and final reading of their regular session on November 16.

The Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) decided that it was necessary to approve the law in order to maintain and defend this city’s rights to chicken inasal as cultural property.

About Chicken inasal

Chicken inasal is a Filipino chicken dish similar to “lechon manok.”

Chicken inasal is roasted over hot charcoals and basted with a marinate made of calamansi, pepper, coconut vinegar, and annatto, or “atsuete.” And had been a popular dish in this city for a long time.

Food for a good mood; chicken for your tastebuds; always savor the taste. If it’s a cheating day, don’t be afraid to eat. Satisfy your appetites and enjoy it in the best of town.

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Written by Roseline Flor

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