Bacolod Reviews

  • My First ShopBack Experience | Mea in Bacolod
    ShopBack is Your Online Shopping Buddy for Cashback and Coupons
    Posted in: Bacolod Reviews, Products

    Overview of My ShopBack First Impression | Mea in Bacolod
    If my bank account had a voice, it would tell me to stop browsing through sites like Expedia, Althea, Lazada, StrawberryNet, and more. Alas, the heart wants what it wants, and I usually end up purchasing something whenever I go on an online browsing spree. Commonly happening around 1am, I’m sure every other Filipino is also telling themselves they’re just on the shopping site to “window shop” (yeah, right).

    Honestly, I don’t really regret most of my wee hour purchases, but what I do regret is not knowing about ShopBack.ph sooner. I like shopping online, and I don’t think that I can curb the habit anytime soon. What I can do is save a little through shopping with ShopBack.




    How Online Shopping With ShopBack Can Save You Money

    In a nutshell, ShopBack is a place where you can find money-saving deals, discount coupons and more. The video explains it all – you browse through a shopping site through ShopBack, you shop per usual, and you earn CashBack points. When you reach the P300 threshold, you can request to withdraw your funds to your preferred bank account or paypal account.

    Not Just Your Usual Coupon Codes Site

    I’m sure that there are a lot of deal sites on the internet, but ShopBack is the first site I have come across that offers coupon codes from businesses under different categories. The site isn’t just for providing discount codes for makeup, clothes, or traveling. It also has codes for Foodpanda delivery, as well as groceries delivered with Honestbee coupons.

    I would say that there’s bound to be a discount code for what you’re into with ShopBack’s 500+ stores. The site has discount codes for gadgets, parenting & child stuff, and even home living.




    My First ShopBack Experience

    I had to try it for myself, of course. Here’s a breakdown of my first experience shopping at Lazada using ShopBack.

    ShopBack Experience

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    1. Signing Up

    Signing up was a breeze. You merely go to the Shop Back website and then you register. You confirm your account via email and you are ready to go shopping.

    2. Choose Your Shopping Site

    The next thing I did was I chose the shopping site I was going to buy items from. Lazada was my best bet, of course. I was already eyeing a toner and a sunblock for personal use.

    3. Making Sure That The CashBack Was Activated

    I was actually a little hesitant to checkout of Lazada after putting my orders in my cart because I wasn’t sure if everything was working properly. The thing with ShopBack is that it lets you shop on the usual online stores without you knowing that it’s working. So if you go to Lazada through ShopBack, all you will see is the Lazada site. To make sure that I did have my Shop Back activated, I downloaded their Chrome Extension to my browser. Once I had that downloaded, all I had to do was click on the “S” symbol on the upper right portion of my Chrome Browser.

    4. Check Out

    As soon as I made sure that my ShopBack was working, I checked out. My total was P543.00 which includes the shipping to my City.

    5. Waiting for CashBack

    I eagerly waited to see how much Shop Back was going to give back to me. It took a few hours because, I think, the site still has to verify your purchases. After a few times of refreshing my browser, I got my credits! Shop Back gave me P25.44 back which is approximately 5% of my total. It’s not much, I know, but when you consistently shop online, you’ll get more CashBack points.

    ShopBack is Legit

    So far so good! Thinking forward, I will definitely use the site to purchase Christmas presents for my family. As with most online purchases, I don’t have to go out of the house to do my shopping, and with ShopBack, I’m actually saving more money as I earn CashBack points. It’s a win-win for me, and it might be for you too if you like online shopping and saving money while doing so.




  • 26 Twenty Six Herb Garden and Store Bacolod
    Twenty Six Herb Garden and Store
    Posted in: Bacolod Reviews, Where and What to Eat

    I think I already said this in one of my social media posts, but I’m gonna repeat it here again: I’m thankful to be living in Negros Occidental/Bacolod because aside from the slew of wonderful places to eat, there’s also a number of wonderful places to eat healthy. One of the places that serve organic deliciousness on a dish in the city is the Twenty Six Herb Garden and Store.




    Twenty Six Herb Garden and Store

    Basic Information

    • Location: 6th street Bacolod City
    • Contact number: (034) 436 5426
    • Store Hours: 7:30AM – 5:00PM

    Getting There

    Do you know where Mcdonald’s Lacson is? It’s on one of the main streets of the city. That’s going to be your landmark. From there, you go down the street that’s between Mcdonald’s Lacson and the building with the Dunkin’ Donuts (you can ride a triskad from Mcdonald’s going to Twenty Six Herb Garden and Store). You’ll see it on your right when you’re going down the street I mentioned.

    Map

    Seating Inside

    There is plenty of seating inside. The walls are filled with paintings and sketches by different artists. I forgot if you could actually buy it from them but you sure can appreciate the art pieces. The decor is minimal and the place feels like home.




    What Do They Serve?

    What’s great is when you eat at the Twenty Six Herb Garden and Store every day, you’re not going to get the same menu. They usually post their menu on their Facebook Page so you can check it there before the week begins. But, on our latest visit, we had the following:

    • Lutik
    • Dinuguan
    • Bangrus (forgot the name of the dish)
    • Callos

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    Others On The Menu

    The Most Amazing For Me Is This Ensalada

    If you have ever wondered what flowers taste like, this is the place you can go to. This is the Twenty Six Herb Garden and Store’s ensalada (Spanish word for salad which Filipinos use). The flowers on top aren’t just garnishes you can take off; you can actually eat the flowers with the ensalada.




    The Store

    It’s not called the Twenty Six Herb Garden and Store if it doesn’t have a display section. This is what it looks like when stocked. You can purchase lettuce leaves, organic eggs, and other products that are good for your health. There are even soaps and other personal care products that you can check out.

     Summary





  • Aquaholics Swimming School: Reviewed
    Posted in: Bacolod Reviews

    Aquaholics Swimming School -I’ve been swimming ever since I can remember. Both I and my sister have. My mom enrolled us in several swimming programs every summer ever since, if I remember correctly, we were 6 years old. This is why me and my sister both love the water.

    I’m thankful to my mom for allowing us to be taught how to swim at an early age because we (me and my sister):

    • Were able to get extra credit from school for joining competitions
    • Were NOT embarrassed during our P.E. swimming classes
    • Have lesser chances of dying from drowning
    • Have healthy lungs (for the most part)
    • Were able to show off to our Titos and Titas every summer, during family gatherings, because our mom made us do it.

    I’m probably going to force my son to do the same thing whenever we go to a pool, because it’s the circle of life.

     

    So, I decided to enroll him to a swimming program with Coach Erica Ledesma of Aquaholics Swimming School at The Tides, which is inside the Riverwalk Subdivision.

    The Tides

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    For those of you who have not been here before, The Tides is actually Riverwak Subdivision’s clubhouse. What’s great is that this is open to the public for swimming and renting out function rooms. It’s not crowded most of the time because, I guess, people think that you can’t get in unless you’re a homeowner. You absolutely can.

     

    Inclusions, Students, Schedules and Fees

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    • Schedule: M-F, 8am-9am
    • Duration: 10 days
    • Inclusions: Pool use, Swimming Tools (we had to buy our own in my time)
    • Program Fee: Php 2500
    • Instructors: Coach Erica (main), Coach Camille (assist)
    • Number of Students: I’m not sure if there was a limit, but I feel like Coach Erica made sure that the students were not too many.

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    I knew that I made the right decision to enroll my son with Aquaholics Swimming School when Coach Erica Ledesma, Program Head, had a one on one with him for about an hour to really assess what he already knows. This is the first step of the program before the actual teaching of the strokes. Gionne already knows how to float, blow bubbles underwater, and kick his feet properly so coach decided to put him on the intermediate class. He also has great aptitude for the sport, just like me in my younger mermaid days.

     

    Everyday Routine for 10 Days

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    Y’all know that I’m a freelance writer who sleeps at around 2am. I really had to adjust my sleeping time for 10 days. It wasn’t easy, but I did it. For working parents, Coach Erica had a schedule that started at 7am until 8am. Anyway, everyday we would arrive at the clubhouse at 8am, the group would then stretch and they would begin with their swimming routine. The instructors actually had some one on one time with the students which I thought was wonderful.

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    And, another thing, Coach Erica would extend to 9:30am, sometimes, if the class was too fun or if it was needed. She wasn’t strict on time and she made sure that she or her assistant, Coach Camille, paid attention to every student they had. There was also one day where Coach texted me and said that class was cancelled because the pool was too dirty. Smaller children (in Gionne’s class) might swallow the water which can cause a tummy ache. This tells me that Coach Erica does the program because she has passion for children and for teaching.

     

    The Graduation & The Report Card

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    At the end of Gionne’s lesson, he received a certificate of completion and a report card showing what skills he has learned (and is good at). Coach also added in goodies and a swimming cap.

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    Did Gionne learn how to swim? See for yourself.

    Yes I had to wake up early and pay Php2500, but it’s all worth it. My son made a lot of friends, he had his dose of daily exercises, the swimming class actually improved his appetite (his thin, but after 10 days I could tell that he gained a little more meat in his cheeks), and was able to do something productive and self-developing for the summer. Also, the teaching itself was safely and professionally done. Now he can show off to his Titas and Titos at my command (kidding)!

    Aquaholics Swimming School

    Facebook Account Here

    Contact no: 0922-879-8872

    Contact the number provided to inquire about classes for May.

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  • Captain America Civil War Review by Mea in Bacolod
    Mommy in Bacolod Movie Review – Captain America: Civil War
    Posted in: Bacolod Reviews

    [NO MAJOR SPOILERS HERE]

    Gionne: Mom whose team are you on?

    Me: Captain America because he always does the right thing.

    Gionne: I’m with Tony.

    Me: Close kamu ni Tony?

    Every summer is a chance for us moms to spend quality time with our kids. Because I am a freelance writer, I’m able to spend time with my son regularly, but more so now that he doesn’t have school. Last Sunday, we went to see Captain America: Civil War and I thought that I’d do a Bacolod movie review (with complete details) so moms out there will know if its a good movie to see with their children or not.

    A Child’s Attention Span

    Your child’s attention span will depend on his or her age. You, as a parent, need to know this because the duration of your child’s attention span will most likely affect everyone’s viewing experience.

    Children's Attention Span

    Photo Source: http://www.laurenqhill.com/

    I have an 8 year old. According to this illustration, he is able to concentrate for 16-40mins which is great for long movies. In my opinion, kids who are 6 years old and below (with the attention span of 12-30mins or less) might have a harder time focusing on the movie and staying still on their seat . If you’re a movie person, like me, who feels like they’re actually in every movie they see, you might want to leave younger kids at home with yaya for you to have an uninterrupted and relaxing viewing experience.

     

    The Build Up & the Movie Length

    The most exciting part is definitely when the two teams battle it out, as we have all seen in the trailers. The build up to this scene is a little slow. There was, mostly, talking at the beginning of the movie which was OK for me, but I could tell that the little one didn’t really care about what was being talked about.

    The movie is 2hours and 27mins so, by the time this ultimate fighting scene commenced on screen, my son was already a bit bored.

    The Violence in the Movie

    Marvel mostly keeps it PG-13. There’s definitely violence in the movie as well as conflict between friends, which are a couple more reasons to leave younger kids at home. My 8 year old didn’t really think much of the whole story line because, of course, all he wants to see are the heroes’ cool powers, but I did have to remind him that it is a movie and it is NOT happening “for real”.

    The Robinsons Movie Theater

    On the day we decided to see the movie at SM City Bacolod, it turned out to be CVG (Convergys) Day so off we went to Robinsons Place Bacolod. First off, let me just say that Robinsons is too far, but there wasn’t much of a choice. The theater was ok, but what I found strange was how the movie began.

    After the opening trailers, it just went straight into the movie. The lights were not dimmed, I don’t remember opening credits being shown, and I also don’t remember if I even saw the title or not. The screen just went right to the opening scene. I though I was still watching opening trailers.

    It also might have been just me, but I felt like the screen was smaller. We were sitting on the very first row of the upper section of the theater, but I am wearing glasses so it could really be just me.

    I would recommend, however, that you go with SM Movie Theater on this one because I’ve always had a more comfortable viewing experience there. The ticket prices are the same (P180 each), but the better experience is definitely at SM.

    Bacolod Movie Review of a Movie Buff

    Ya’ll are going to hate me for this, but I really do feel that the movie has missing elements. It was great to see that the Avengers had to face real life consequences for the things they do for the human race. They save the world, but in the process of doing so, they leave behind destruction to properties and infrastructures, and, not to mention, injuries to civilians. So, the government decided that the best thing to do would be to have a governing body watch over the Avengers, dictating when and where they are needed.

    This is a familiar turmoil for us, superhero or not. Do you really have to sacrifice so much for the greater good? Is it possible to do good in this world without compromising anything? There were also a few twists that you’ll be glad to know about when you watch the movie. I just feel like it’s missing something. I give it a 7.5 out of 10.

    So should you watch the movie with your kids?

    YES if your kids are older than 6 years old and they’re genuinely interested in superhero movies. Leave younger kids at home and enjoy the movie yourself (because there’s nothing wrong with that). The story itself is geared towards older audiences, but there are enough scenes to keep your kids interested. They just have to bear the slow start.

    And that’s it for this Bacolod movie review. Check out the (Bacolod) schedules for Captain America: Civil War below.

    Click City’s Movie Sched: Robinsons Place Bacolod

    Click City’s Movie Sched: SM City Bacolod

  • Sitting Duck Review: This is not a Chinese Restaurant
    Posted in: Bacolod Reviews

    I’ve mentioned Sitting Duck to a few of my friends before and I don’t know why they associate it with Chinese cooking. It’s probably the “Duck” part and I do have to admit that the name rhymes with Peking Duck which is a popular Chinese dish. Let me do a bit of notion-busting by writing a review of the restaurant.

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    • Location: Paseo Verde, Mandalagan
    • Price: Reasonable
    • Opening/Closing: 10:AM – 12:00MN

    Wednesday Partner

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    The assistant who complained about me taking too long to take pics.

    My sister was actually the one who told me that she would like to have dinner at Sitting Duck. It was a Wednesday and I wasn’t really feeling peppy from all the work I had done during the afternoon so I thought it was a good chance for me and her to catch up. I’m glad I decided to go because Wednesdays ended up being “Blogger Wednesday” for myself, my sister and two of our friends who also like to just hang out, unwind, talk and eat. The goal every Wednesday is to visit a new place in Bacolod, to taste the food, hang out and do a review. And so it was.

    Menu Sneak Peak

    Mea in Bacolod - Sitting Duck Review 2You can actually see a bit of their menu before walking in. When we went there, they featured their new dishes on the board. I thought that this was helpful as the witty dish names spiked customer curiosity and interest. I know I wanted to try “OH MY COD” but, as bad luck would have it, they didn’t  have cod that time. The cocktails plus the deal on the draft beer also made it difficult not to come in.

    The Place

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    The place is very home-y and comfortable. It reminds me of the interior of a log cabin which, I think, makes people want to linger and relax some more. People who were there probably agree with me as there were several groups that were also doing the same thing we were – eating, drinking and chika-chika.

    Mea in Bacolod - Sitting Duck Review 8I can’t really say that it’s on the fancy side but that’s what I like about the place – it feels intimate and comfortable. The color combinations of the walls plus the furniture also contribute to the comfortable ambiance of the restaurant. In my opinion, the Sitting Duck is perfect for that weeknight where you feel the need to just go out with your friends and spend some quality time together.

    Our Orders

    Drink: Draft Beer

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    The draft beer was served in a small glass. I think, and please correct me if I am wrong, the draft they have is Pilsen which is soft and has a dash of bitter taste at the end.

    Appetizer: Social Swimmers

    P100

    P100 – VERDICT: KANAMIT SINI!

    Social swimmers are fillets of fried Tabagak, with aioli and reduced balsamic vinegar. I don’t usually eat Tabagak but for this I will make an exception.

    Main Dishes:

    Sitting Duck’s Chicken Confit

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    P285 – VERDICT: This dish is satisfying and flavorful.

    Sitting Duck’s Chicken Confit was very flavorful. We didn’t order rice so a bland side dish would have made this menu perfect. It did have potatoes but the they also had the same flavor as the dish. Nevertheless, side dish or not, the flavors were bursting, making the chicken very enjoyable to eat. The skin was crispy and the inside tender.

    Angus Belly, Mixed Mushrooms & Shallots

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    P380 – VERDICT: Another flavorful dish but this time the potatoes helped ease the robust taste. LOVE THIS DISH!

    Another tasty dish from Sitting Duck’s kitchen. I highly recommend this one because it’s got a lot of flavor as well (same as the Chicken) but this time, it has potatoes that weren’t flavored all the way through to help balance out the taste. The meat was tender and it was cooked just the way I like it – dw crusty gamay sa gwa and humok sa sulod. #laway

    Dessert: Fried Snickers

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    P120 – VERDICT: This is a girl’s best friend! 3 more of this when I visit again please!

    I don’t think that I need to explain the taste of this one. The snickers is inside the twinky-like pastry. You eat it with vanilla ice cream and a little bit of chocolate syrup. No words could describe the happiness I felt when manong waiter brought this out.

    Summary

    The service was fantastic (10-14mins waiting time; we always had water). We obviously had the best time. My sister had the watermelon cocktail after dinner, I had coffee and Anya, another Wednesday buddy, had the beer. It was the best way to cap the night at the Sitting Duck restuarant. I highly recommend that you visit this place when you’re in the Mandalagan area; bring your friends, bring your family (kid-friendly location), bring your amigas and have a few drinks!

    To the staff, management and chef of Sitting Duck, please keep doing what you’re doing. The food is phenomenal and expect to see me there more often!

    To know more about the restaurant, please visit: Sitting Duck Facebook Page

    Don’t forget to LIKE MY PAGE as I will be having a few other pictures of other menus there as well as on my Instagram.

  • Bacolod Diner: Review of Big Daddy’s Diner
    Posted in: Bacolod Reviews, Where and What to Eat

    It is exactly how a diner should be. I haven’t been to a lot in my city but if I was craving for that diner experience with a little hint of New York, amma go to Big Daddy’s.


    Location: Door 1 Eastwalk Extension, Circumferential Road, 6100 Bacolod City

    Hours: Tue-Sun, 10:00am-12:00am

    Contact: 09258000401


    I visited the place out of pure curiosity. If you’ve lived in my city long enough, you’ll know that that’s how Bacolodnons are when a new establishment opens up. Anyway, I went there an hour or so passed lunch time.

    Location

    You cannot miss the place. If you know where Dana’s Buko is (the old one), then you’ll definitely see Big Daddy’s Diner. I can say that it’s pretty accessible and easy to spot. It’s the first thing (Door 1) you see on your left if you’re facing the Eastwalk Extension’s entrance – the one farthest from the NGC.

     

    Place

    Big Daddys The Place

    Just my luck because people were getting ready to leave as soon as I arrived so I basically had the entire place to myself. I was sitting at the booth where the Negros Showroom bag is.

    Big Daddys View from the Booth

    First off, I really want to say: “Now, THIS is a diner”. I haven’t been to America before where there’s an abundance of diners but I have seen movies like Back to the Future, the Mighty Ducks, Pleasantville, the American Gangster, Pulp Fiction and so on so I know what a diner should look like. Big Daddy’s Diner, isn’t, however like the diners I see in movies because the owners (3 chefs) put a couple of other unrelated elements to make it different – the good kind of different.

    Big Daddys Old NY Setting

    New York or Bust

    You’ll be transported back to old New York and you’ll be accompanied by big stars while you’re eating – this is the old school, vintage element. They also have the striking red chairs (both table chairs and bar stools) with booths of the same color just with a white stripe in the middle of the back rest – characteristic of a diner, the original element.

    Hello Mr Charles

    Hello Mr Charles

    And, last but not the least, I picked up on a bit of industrial vibe which was probably because of the objects that are silver/grey colored. The unfinished feel of it –  the floor and the railings that separate the booths from the tables – adds to its modern industrial vibe as well. I am not an interior designer but, in my opinion, the fusion of all these things I mentioned makes customers feel like they’re in a chic yet laid-back restaurant.

     

    Food

    Big Daddys Bacolod Menu

    The Menu

    Upon checking their menu, I had trouble picking just one thing to eat. I was so hungry that I just randomly picked one out and ended up ordering backribs.

    Waiting time: 8-10mins

    Backribs

    Big Daddys Backribs

    Thoughts: The meat was soft, the sauce tangy, and the rice cooked well. What more could you ask for? There’s also no question with the taste as I consumed the entire plate in about 7mins (mind you, I take my time while eating). I would have liked the corn to just be kernels instead of a small piece of the ear but it doesn’t change the fact that I would eat the meat all day if I could (goodbye diet).

    Doesn't this just make you want to visit Big Daddy's everyday?

    Doesn’t this just make you want to visit Big Daddy’s everyday?

    My Experience at the Bacolod diner

    Big Daddys Diner Style Eating

    Let me just say that I didn’t ask the waitress to refill my water. She just did it on her own without me telling her to do so. It’s safe to say that the service here is pretty great.

    • Price: Affordable
    • Ambiance: Vintage, Industrial Chic
    • Food: Delicious (but only with a small serving of side dish)
    • Service: Excellent
    • Parking: Not difficult but may be limited
    • Location: Easily accessible, easy to spot

    Would I eat there again?

    YES.

    disclaimer: post was NOT sponsored by the Diner

     

  • Bacolod Vietnamese Restaurant: Review of Rau-Ram Cafe
    Posted in: Bacolod Reviews, Where and What to Eat

    Where do you go when you’re craving for Pho in Bacolod? I can think of two Bacolod Vietnamese restaurants. One of them is Rau Ram Cafe.


    Location: Prk. Marapara 1 Zone 2, Brgy, Bata, Bacolod City

    Hours: Mon-Sun, 11:00AM – 9:00PM

    Contact: (034) 708-90-36


    We visited the restaurant a couple of nights ago to have dinner – I, my sister and my brother-in-law. They’ve already gone there once before but the visit we had was my first time.

    Location

    If you don’t have a private car, it might be a little difficult for you to get to the restaurant. It’s inside Marapara and I can’t really tell you exact directions because I’m direction-ally challenged – my brother-in-law did all the driving. What I do know, however, is that we had to pass by the new road to the airport.

    Place

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    The ambiance of the restaurant was definitely on-point – very clean with Vietnamese influences.

    First Visit Rau Ram Cafe (3)

    Instead of having glass walls (or any wall type for that matter), it was more open. They also had a raised roof, without any ceilings and with the roof supports showing. All these elements put together – the decorations, the structural design, the colors – gave the restaurant its classy yet comfortable ambiance.

    Food

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    The Menu

    They did not have regular menus. Instead they have this. When I saw that they had a chalkboard menu, it gave me the feeling that they probably add new things on the board every now and then which is a great way to mix things up, in my opinion.

    Waiting time: 10-12mins

    Pho Bo

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    Beef and Rice Noodle Soup

    You'd have to mix these into the Pho. I can identify mint, basil, red pepper paste (red sauce).

    You’d have to mix these into the Pho. I can identify mint, basil, chili pepper, calamansi and red pepper paste (red sauce).

    Thoughts: The Bacolod Vietnamese restaurant’s soup is wonderful. The taste is unique when you add the mint leaves but overall it’s just delicious. The beef is soft as heck too.

    Pork Belly + Plum Sauce

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    This did not have a Vietnamese name. Sweet and Spicy Pork Belly

    Thoughts: I love everything spicy so this, to me, was not spicy at all. The skin on the meat was chewy (just the way I like it), the meat soft and it had a bit of sweetness to it.

    Bun Thit Nuong Cha gio

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    Grilled pork, Spring rolls, Noodles

    Thoughts: The peanut sprinkles were yummy, the pork sweet and again, the mint made it taste interesting. Noodles were just the right kind of soft.

    Vietnamese Coffee

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    Coffee dripping goodness

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    Thoughts: Rau-Ram Cafe only had 2 juice choices that night: one with lychee and I forgot the other one so we went for coffee and water. As usual, the Vietnamese coffee was delicious – a must try.

    My experience at the Bacolod Vietnamese Restaurant

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    Satisfied Customer with a Satisfied Tummy

    • Price: Affordable
    • Ambiance: Comfortable-classy
    • Food: Delicious (but limited drinks)
    • Service: Excellent
    • Parking: Not difficult
    • Location: Hard to get to but food is worth it

    Would I eat there again?

    YES.

    disclaimer: post was NOT sponsored by the Cafe

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