Diamond Seafood Restaurant: A Culinary Gem in Bacolod City

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Diamond Seafood Restaurant: A Culinary Jewel Amidst Masskara Mayhem

Diamond Seafood Restaurant

A Culinary Gem Amidst Masskara Mayhem: Our Delicious Discovery at Diamond Seafood Restaurant

The Masskara Festival in Bacolod City is a whirlwind of colors, music, and dancing. The city comes alive with celebrations, drawing thousands of locals and tourists. However, behind the festive façade, navigating the city during this period can be a real challenge, with streets closed for various events and roads jam-packed with festivalgoers. On a recent trip, my friends Lei Lani, CG Hisona, Mark Canieso, and I found ourselves facing these logistical hurdles. As our group is known for seeking out hidden culinary treasures, the quest for good food was high on our list. We love a hearty meal, and while we’re not picky about dining in fancy establishments, we do have a discerning palate. We may not be food connoisseurs, but we know good and flavorful food when we taste it.

Diamond Seafood Restaurant: A Culinary Jewel Amidst Masskara Mayhem

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We set out with the plan to explore the vibrant streets of Bacolod during Masskara, with Lei Lani and CG Hisona leaving their cars at my place to mitigate the traffic situation. Opting for a taxi ride to reach our destination, we hoped to avoid the gridlock. Engiemar was already waiting for us, though communication was a challenge due to the internet disruptions. The traffic barely inched forward, and as we neared our destination, our hunger grew.

With the roads packed with people and cars at a virtual standstill, we were worried about finding a dining spot to sit and savor a satisfying meal. Our group, composed of Mark Canieso, CG Hisona, Lei Lani Dusaban, and myself, decided to take a chance on a restaurant that had been on our radar for some time but had eluded us until now – Diamond Seafood Restaurant.

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A Feast Fit for Festival-Goers | Diamond Seafood Restaurant

We walked into the restaurant and immediately felt the anticipation in the air. As passionate food enthusiasts, our group loves a good meal, and we were excited to try out Diamond Seafood Restaurant, especially because none of us had dined there before. The restaurant specializes in Chinese cuisine, and true to the reputation of this type of cuisine, the servings were generous, to say the least.

We ordered an array of dishes to satisfy our rumbling tummies:

Yangchow Fried Rice: The aroma of the fragrant fried rice, generously studded with prawns and fresh vegetables, was enough to whet our appetites. Each forkful was a delicious fusion of flavors and textures, leaving us wanting more.

Hot and Sour Soup: This classic Chinese soup was a splendid start to our meal. Piping hot and brimming with contrasting sweet and spicy notes, it invigorated our taste buds for what was to come.

Buttered Chicken: The buttered chicken was a revelation – crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and bathed in a subtly sweet and savory sauce. It quickly became a crowd favorite among our group.

Crabmeat Foo Yong: The crabmeat foo yong was a masterpiece in itself. The opulent combination of crabmeat and fluffy egg, enveloped in a luscious, savory sauce, was nothing short of a culinary masterpiece.

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Setting the Scene | Diamond Seafood Restaurant

While Diamond Seafood Restaurant specializes in Chinese cuisine, it doesn’t present the traditional Chinese ambiance you might expect. The setting is casual and cozy, with just enough tables to create an intimate atmosphere. The waitstaff, sporting bright yellow uniforms, was both numerous and friendly, ensuring that we felt well taken care of.

 

A Feast to Remember at Diamond Seafood Restaurant

The sumptuous portions at Diamond Seafood Restaurant left us awed, and the flavors were nothing short of unforgettable. The buttered chicken, in particular, stood out for its subtle sweetness and depth of flavor, making it an instant favorite among our group. As we exchanged delighted glances and savored each bite, it was evident that we had stumbled upon a hidden culinary gem.

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Affordable Dining Delights at Diamond Seafood Restaurant

It’s noteworthy to mention that the prices at Diamond Seafood Restaurant were quite reasonable considering the generous portions. The hot and sour soup was priced at 250, the Yangchow fried rice at 420, the crabmeat foo yong at 480, and the delectable buttered chicken at 350.

 Our visit to Diamond Seafood Restaurant was a delightful culinary surprise amidst the chaos of Masskara. It reinforced the idea that sometimes, the best discoveries happen by chance. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, this restaurant offers a memorable dining experience that transcends the hectic atmosphere of the festival. For our group, known for our discerning palates and love for good food, Diamond Seafood Restaurant was a revelation. It’s not just a place to eat; it’s a place to experience the flavors of Bacolod City. The next time you find yourself in this vibrant city, don’t miss the opportunity to savor the delectable dishes at Diamond Seafood Restaurant, where every bite tells a story of flavorful adventure.

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