When Carlos and I were planning our Bacolod food trip, we asked around for suggestions on where to eat, a name always pops out, Bob’s. Everyone said its an institution in Bacolod that we should not leave without having a meal there.
So fast forward to our trip, we had our very first meal in Bacolod at the original branch across the Riverside Hospital. Getting there was a breeze as every taxi driver knows the place.
We ordered some of the favorites that has made Bob’s the institution it now is.
Sate Babe w/ Sate Rice (P98). Pork barbecue drizzled with creamy peanut sauce. One bite of this dish and I wondered no more why Bob’s is immensely popular. The meat was grilled perfectly, just a little charring on the edges, keeping the meat soft. The peanut sauce added a nice dimension to the taste. This reminded me of “satays” in Singapore and Malaysia. The java rice was also very very good and meshed well with the peanut sauce.
Chicken Sate w/ Sate Rice (P120). Tastes as great as the sate babe since its essentially the same except this one is chicken (stating the obvious).
Baby Back Ribs w/ Onion Rings (P220). Although not the baby back ribs I was expecting, this was large ribs already for me after getting used to the baby back ones from Tony Roma’s. The initial disappointment did not hamper the taste of the dish itself. The meat was fall off the bone tender, the sauce was a little tangy for my tastes though.
Bob’s Giant Cheeseburger (P130). I ordered this because I became curious after seeing a couple of them being brought out from the kitchen. Its a two layered cut burger bun, a little different since its not cut all the way through, looking more like a pockets. This burger did not taste like the gourmet burgers we have now. Instead it reminded me of the ones I had before when I was younger, simple beef patties with lots and lots of thousand island sauce.
Fruit Punch (P89). A refreshing drink with lots of fruits like coconut, pineapple and watermelon but the special unique ingredient is the “ubod” (heart of palm) bits mixes throughout. I really enjoyed this since I love the color as well as the watermelon cubes.
A satisfying lunch at super affordable prices. The bbq’s and java rice are at par with Aristocrat. I heard they opened in Manila already but the prices are not the same since everything in Manila is expensive. I wish we had eaten there again but I will reserve that for my next trip to Bacolod.
BS Aquino Drive, Shopping,
Bacolod City, Philippines
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