Showing posts with label SM. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SM. Show all posts

Mesa: Possibly the Worst Restaurant in Bacolod City

After seeing what seems like hundreds of advertisements all over SM (yes, an exaggeration, I know), I decided to head on over to Mesa to try their beef kare-kare one of their advertisements mention.

I love kare-kare, so there isn’t too much a restaurant can do to mess it up. Beef kare-kare? Yes, please. Just throw some beef and peanut butter in a pot with a few vegetables and I’m more than happy to slurp it up as long as it isn’t like I’m licking a sugar-cane field or licking a rock.

This is the problem. Mesa did mess it up.

Kenny Rodgers at SM Bacolod City - A Taste of American Rotisserie Chicken

Kenny Rodgers was opened in 2015 at SM Bacolod City, much to my happiness. I have been to Kenny Rodgers while in Manila and Cebu and was happy when I first had learned about the opening of the restaurant here in Bacolod.

I'll first start by saying that when comparing Cebu, Manila, and Bacolod, restaurants are always going to be a little different and, most likely, have fewer choices in Bacolod. This is a much smaller city with a much smaller middle and upper class with the ability to eat at this style of restaurant on a day-in and day-out manner.

Vikings Luxury Buffet at SM City Bacolod Restaurant Review

My wife and I decided to head to the newest buffet restaurant in Bacolod, Vikings.

They had a 50% off sale for anyone who wore a vikings mask, and so my wife decided that we should make our own. I must say, she completely crushed mine (and she was a bit disappointed in what I made her).

We didn't want to wait in line, as I know that in Manila the lines can get pretty long and the wait can be horrendous, so we went ahead and booked a early reservation. It is quite common in Manila for people to get there early and talk and hang out for several hours, so why not? You don't have to jump right in feeding your pie hole. You can start with beer (on tap!!! You can't find that anywhere else in Bacolod at the moment), wine (if you want to pay extra), or one of the great many drinks they offer on tap.

Tokyo Tokyo Restaurant at SM City Bacolod

Tokyo Tokyo recently opened in SM Bacolod City a couple months ago. I love to try new restaurant, so I went ahead and did just that with my wife.

Japanese food at Tokyo Tokyo
Japanese food at Tokyo Tokyo in SM Bacolod City
Does it look delicious? It was! We have some Japanese ramen, sushi, and some teriyaki chicken (if I remember correctly).

Chicken Charlie Restaurant

Chicken Charlie is a newish chicken place in SM Bacolod. They have changed their menu a couple of times but they seem to have caught a big fish with this latest rendition.

Chicken, Spaghetti, pepper rolls and rice from Chicken Charlie

 The food is about the same price as other mid-level fast food restaurants in town -- 135-180. So it isn't too costly if you frequent places like McDonald's, KFC, or ChowKing but it is a bit more than Mang Inasal or Jollibees.

SM City Bacolod

SM City in Bacolod, Negros Occidental at night.

SM City Bacolod is located in the Reclamation Area of the city. The mall is comprised of two wings, the north and south wing. The two wings are connected by bridges. The north wing contains the SM Department Store while the south wing contains SM Supermarket.

Along with the two anchor stores, the mall includes SM Appliance, Ace Hardware, SM Cinema, SM Food Court, SM Event Center and many other shops and restaurants. The restaurants and shops include both international and local flavors that give expats, balikbayans, and locals a place to rest, shop, and eat.