The Philippines’ Inasal na Manok (chargrilled/ roasted chicken) has been ranked the world’s 5th Best Chicken Dish in the October TasteAtlas ranking.
The chicken inasal dish from Bacolod in the Visayas islands is ranked in the annual “50 Best Chicken Dishes in the World” based on audience ratings following a 5-star system of the travel guide to traditional dishes, local ingredients, and authentic restaurants.
Inasal na Manok took the 5th spot with a score of 4.6 in the list released October 14, 2022, topped by Pollo a la brasa of Peru (1st), with Butter Chicken (2nd) and Tikka (3rd) of India, and Jujeh kabab (4th) of Iran.
The Philippines' "Chicken Inasal" grilled chicken dish which originated in Bacolod ranks 5th Best Chicken Dish on the @TasteAtlas October 2022 ranking. FULL STORY on @GoodNewsPinas_ https://t.co/fdvwYNQdEZ
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The TasteAtlas encyclopedia entry for Inasal na manok reads:
“Inasal na Manok is a unique Filipino grilled chicken dish which originated in Bacolod and became the signature dish of the entire Visayas region. It employs various chicken cuts marinated in a mixture of vinegar and numerous spices such as lemongrass, garlic, and ginger.
“During grilling, the meat is brushed with the annatto-infused oil which provides the chicken with an appetizing golden color and a unique peppery flavor. The dish is usually served alongside annatto-flavored garlic rice and spiced vinegar.”
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