Only a few local fare comes close to the popularity of this grilled dish. I think it is the ultimate comfort food for hungry diners. The popularity and longevity of the restaurant chains with this offering is a testament to its broad appeal. The distinctive flavor comes from lemongrass, calamansi, annatto (achiote) seeds, ginger, garlic, and bay leaves marinade.
My recommended options to get a bite of awesome Inasal are: Aida's in Makati Cinema Square (award-winning and claims more secret ingredients to their recipe) Bacolod Chicken House (Original) and affiliated branches (Best tasting at Pablo Ocampo Sr. Ext., Makati) Bacolod Chicken Inasal Mang Inasal
Best paired with garlic fried rice and soft drinks (sorry if you have sugar issues). Dipping sauce is a must too, usually a combination of seasoned and spiced palm vinegar, calamansi, siling labuyo, and dark soy sauce. Now I’m having a second helping.
Just like the next person, I enjoy good food. Doesn't matter if it's cooked one minute or one hour, if it looks good, it usually is.