Chicken Barbecue at its Best

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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Jo's Chicken Inato
Silliman Avenue
Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental
+63 (35) 225-4412
25 February 2009

Author's Note:
I was browsing through my old files and realized I wasn't able to post some travel stories in this blog, so for a few days, please allow me to wind of time a bit and share these stories.

My ex boyfriend and I (we remained friends even after the breakup) were supposed to meet around 4PM, but rains poured, so I just extended my time at the Internet Cafe. He told me we'd cruise around the city in his motorcycle, so we decided to just postpone it until dinnertime.

I met him at the hotel's lobby around 6:30PM, and we decided to eat dinner so we'd have more time cruising around. Since he was from Dumaguete, I let him choose where we will eat, and he took me to Jo's Chicken Inato along Silliman Avenue.

Jo's Chicken Inato

Jo's Chicken Inato traces its roots back in the 1980s. It was named after it's owner, Josephine Ng. This branch in Dumaguete was the first restaurant, and soon after they branched out to Iloilo, Bacolod (Negros Occidental), Mandaue and Cebu City, Tagbilaran (Bohol), Cagayan de Oro, General Santos, Butuan, Ormoc (Leyte), Tacloban, Roxas, Quezon City, Dipolog, Palawan, Osamis, and Davao.

Jo's Chicken Inato

Dining Area. This restaurant has about two floors, the ground floor was already full, so we went up. There were about two divisions, the one by the terrace (also known as the smoking area), and this room where we ate. I actually wanted to eat by the terrace, but he told me the smoke from the grill might cling on our clothes, so we settled here. It's air conditioned anyway, so it's great.

Jo's Chicken Inato

The Shell Sink. The grilled foods in this restaurant was meant to be eaten using hands, hence the sinks on both corners of the room. I really loved that they used a big real shell as the sink and concealed the faucet in a bamboo, it was really like eating at the countryside, and it felt as if I have transported back in time! :)

It was the just the two of us eating, and he was on a diet so we didn't get much. We just had:

Jo's Chicken Inato

Macao Canton (P68). It was just like any other pancit canton, although I could really say this was very saucy, it had lots of veggies and meat, and it was just so good! I had fun eating this saucy noodles with my hand!

Jo's Chicken Inato

Jo's Chicken Inato (P85). The one food that represents the whole restaurant. Prior to us eating here, I really thought this would be Chicken Inasal, a grilled chicken dish known in this part of the country. However, when I tasted this chicken, it wasn't really inasal. It was actually better. It seemed as if the marinade has been equally distributed into the meat, and I loved that this chicken barbecue didn't have any sauce basting. It was just grilled chicken, tender, juicy chicken that was one of the best grilled chicken I have ever tasted.

They also serve pork barbecue, and soupy dishes. Like I have said, some of their foods were made to be eaten using hands, but of course, if you're not into it, they would be happy to give you a set of spoon, fork, and knife.

For those in Metro Manila wanting to have a taste of Jo's Chicken Inato, their branch is located at 27 Visayas corner Congressional Avenues in Quezon City.

*** Jenn ***


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BraCom (Bram) said...

Thank you for sharing these interesting photos

Have a nice week,
Greetings, Bram

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NegrosHub said...

Nice post made me hungry :)

Shey said...

OH! Slurp, I'm salivating. I miss Jo's chicken inato. I've fond memories of friends going to this place after class. Kalami!

Shey said...

Oy, BTW glad to have found your blog. Para maka reminisce pod ko inig anhi ko diri. Thanks!

ShutterHappyJenn said...

Thanks all!

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