Bacolod’s Chicken House and Calea Cake House
Bacolod is home to the renowned MASSKARA festival, which is celebrated every October. But the city is also known for great food. What’s the best in the city? Cakes and Chicken Inato / Inasal. And if you want to grab some sweet delicacies, don’t forget to buy some piaya, biscocho, napoleones and butterscotch for pasalubong.
Calea Cake House
I love cakes, especially if it’s chocolate moist cake. I’ve read a lot of good reviews about Calea Cake House and Cafe Felicia so I included them on my itinerary during my last visit in Bacolod, but unfortunately due to time constraints I was able to try Calea Cake House only.
Calea Cake House is a famous Bacolod pastry shop lauded for its affordable selection of luxurious and moist cakes. So after going to The Ruins of Talisay and walked along Lacson Street, we headed to Calea Cake House. The pastry shop main branch is located besides L’Fisher Hotel at Lacson Street.
We arrived at the pastry shop around 9:00 PM, and there were still bunch of people eating and having a good time. We headed straight to the cashier area and checked out the cakes at the fridge. As far as I remember it, it was a 4 fridge with sort of cakes. Wow! It was a bunch of choices.
Their best seller is the imported moist chocolate cake. I wanted to have the best seller but my friend wanted it too. So I let it go and ordered next to best seller, the White Chocolate Cheesecake. While my two other friends ordered Chocolate Cream Puff and bread/cake with whipped chocolate on top (I forgot the name).
Since we were overwhelmed with those sumptuous cakes, we ordered two more slices. We ordered vanilla mud pie and chocolate mud pie.
After awhile, our cakes were finally served in our table. And here’s my White Chocolate Cheesecake.
It was love, may fireworks! Sarap! I’m not a fan of cheesecakes before until I’ve tasted this one. This is too hard for me, I’m craving right now! So if anyone out there going to Bacolod soon, please buy me some White Chocolate Cheesecake! 😉
Anyways for us to taste every cake that we had, We shared and tikim tikim na lang. 😉 Since I initially wanted their best seller, I’ve grabbed a spoonful of Imported Chocolate Moist Cake from my friend’s plate.
For me, it’s usual but it was good or is it just me who already fell in love with my white chocolate cheese cake. But to be fair, the imported chocolate moist cake is worth it.
Next cake that I tried is the Chocolate Cream Puff.
It is like a pastry / bread with a vanilla cream filling topped with chocolate whipped cream.
Moving on, it’s the Chocolate Mud Pie and Vanilla Mud Pie. The only thing that differentiates the two is their flavor. Chocolate and vanilla.
Since I’m a chocolate lover, the Chocolate Mud pie won my taste bud. The pie (at the bottom of the cake) is outstanding, it was like a moist brownie. And the ice cream tasted like a premiere chocolate ice cream.
And last but not the least is the unknown cake (sorry if I forgot the name – but if you know what it was, please do make some comment). This cake is to get off from all sweets (including the cheesecake though it tasted like cream cheese) that I’ve tasted. Though it has a chocolate cream on top which is actually sweet, the cake has something that normalizes my gustatory system.
Overall, this one is a must try too.
But above all, the White Chocolate Cheesecake is superb. I became an instant huge fan! By the way, did I already mention that these cakes were only cost PHP 80.00 to PHP 100.00, but most cakes are PHP 80.00 only!
We are filled and glutted with cakes, cakes and cakes! It was an amazing cake adventure at Calea Cake House.
By the way, Tata told me that the pastry shop is being closed for customer once, sometime in December because Gretchen Barretto orders a lot of cakes for Christmas season!
Bacolod Chicken House
My initial plan is to try the chicken from Manokan Country. We were able to pass by the place when we arrived from Bacolod and headed to SM. A walking distance across SM City Bacolod. But since Tata’s family prepared a dinner for us, we were not able to check this one.
As soon as we arrived Bacolod after our adventure at Mambukal Mountain Resort, my friends hurriedly went to the airport to catch their flight, as I dropped myself off at the Bacolod Chicken House along Lacson Street. Since my friends didn’t have time anymore to try this one, they asked a favor from me if I can buy them and their just going to wait for me at NAIA terminal 3. So I did.
It was 5:00 PM and I haven’t eaten my lunch yet (though I have snacks on our bus trip). So kailangan madamihang kain toh!
And the taste? Ang sarap, or am I just very hungry. But seriously, the chicken is something different from other chicken that I’ve tasted. It seems it was fried first before it was grilled, sort of like that. The menu consist of a chicken body parts; paa (thigh), pecho (breast), pakpak (wing), atay (liver), and baticolon along with an option for plain or garlic rice to name the few.
But this chicken was so good. Samahan mo pa ng coke! 😉
Calea Cake House and Bacolod’s Chicken House seems to be an instant favorite of mine. It was not just food but something to fit my appetite for life. And if I will be asked if I’ll come back? Yes, I ate and I’ll EAT some more.
Calea Cake House
Calea Pastries and Coffee Lourdes
C Bldg. Lacson Street Bacolod City
Phone +63 34-4338-664
Bacolod Chicken House
24th Lacson Street