What’s in Chicken Deli?

Chicken Deli, which stands for “Chicken delicious,” was born in 1983 in the sunny city of Bacolod, which is itself the home of Inasal. It only started with an idea, with the need and desire, that was put into action by founder – ‘Mamang’ Lourdes Ciocon. She was orphaned at a young age and widowed at 29 left with 3 children to take care of by herself. She turned into her cooking skills and made waves!

What started out small, was sought after and it boomed so much that not only was the humble restaurant overflowing with Bacolod natives, but also Manilenyos, and even foreign tourists. Now spreading all over the country! Just, wow! Below is a photo taken just before the ribbon cutting ceremony of Chicken Deli – Cagayan de Oro Branch.

Chicken Deli CDO

Chicken Deli CDO – preopening

Yesterday, Bacolod’s authentic Chicken Inasal opened its doors at the 3rd floor of Centrio Mall in Cagayan de Oro City.

City Mayor Oscar Moreno was the special guest during the ribbon cutting ceremony. The Mayor said a few words before the ceremony started, in his speech he mentioned knowing about this restaurant and its authenticity and the friendship between Cagayan de Oro and Bacolod and emphasizing we now have direct flights between the two cities. Watch the live video taken by my friend here.

City Mayor Oscar Moreno arrives for the Chicken Deli CDO Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

City Mayor Oscar Moreno arrives for the Chicken Deli CDO Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

City Mayor Moreno with Chicken Deli CDO Franchise Operators

City Mayor Moreno with Chicken Deli CDO Franchise Operators

Chicken Deli CDO Menu Choices

Chicken Deli CDO very welcoming cashiers and a quick glimpse of the Menu Choices

Chicken Deli CDO PechoPak

Here’s a glimpse of Chicken Deli CDO’s PechoPak and the trademark chicken oil on top of my rice!

Chicken Deli CDO Condiments

Toyo, Chicken oil, and the Sinamak! (Suka with Spices) Yum!

The place was packed with customers, family, friends, and guests during the opening. Grabbed a photo from below:

The Chicken Deli story is a symbol of hope that with hard work, good intentions and divine intervention, dreams do come true. – read more here

Before you go, listen to their jingle below and don’t forget to follow their Official Facebook Page here and learn more about Chicken Deli from Dennis Trillo! We were LSS’ing when we left! Hahaha!


Cucina Higala – Modern Filipino & Heritage Cuisine

Cucina Higala – Good friends, great food, is the newest modern Filipino and heritage cuisine restaurant open in Cagayan de Oro City that offers its own awesomeness.

I had the privilege of being invited to the pre-opening of Cucina Higala. Owners Jan and Maggie Uy of  8 year old TFC Group, imparted their wonderful vision and mission for this restaurant during the pre-opening event. We can’t deny the fact that Kagay-anon‘s love to eat and this is what they thought too. Big and small restaurants are everywhere. Even street foods and homemade meals are awesome! But with all these many food choices available in the city, they wanted to give us something different, something unique, something memorable. They wanted to serve food that takes you back to your roots. Read More