Mandala Park is a 3.2 hectare area in Mandaluyong. Formerly the Liberty Center, Litton & Co.'s master planned the area to be an integrated mixed-used community in response to the regentrification of this side of Mandaluyong. It is set to offer a fresher and more invigorating alternative to the surrounding communities and cities as well. It stands as a symbol of "A New Mandaluyong in Bloom."
|Inside Mandala Park Weekend Market|
|Inside Mandala Park Weekend Market|
Among the purveyors that were there, below are my TOP FOOD PICKS, listed in no particular order.
My husband and I have always liked ginger beer and there was a time when we would get as much Bundaberg Ginger Beer as we can afford when doing our grocery shopping. Stanford & Shaw's Ginger Ale was even better! It's the perfect match if your looking for something healthy yet refreshing! Loved that the flavor of ginger was made subtle by the fresh lemon juice it was mixed with. Pour it over ice and enjoy.
Burger and Nachos from Punta
|Nachos Mexicana for 145Php|
|Punta Burger for 275Php|
Salted Caramel Opera Cake from Pastry Armoire
|Salted Caramel Opera Cake for 125Php per Slice|
|Sticky Buns x Leche Flan Over Fudgy Brownie|
Kinoko Frites from Le Petit Souffle
|Kinoko Frites for 175Php|
Le Petit Souffle, together with Scout's Honor, offered their best sellers during this event. Since I wasn't able to try their Kinoko Frites when I visited their Century Mall restaurant (you can read about my Le Petit Souffle blog HERE), I took the opportunity to do so when I saw it here. Kinoko Frites are deep fried mushrooms - enoki and oyster, breaded and finally tossed in Matcha Salt. During the weekend market however, they were offered for a lower price of 175Php compared to the restaurant price of 235Php. The result - smaller serving portion and I think they only used enoki. Anyhow, I still liked the crunchy breading that was flavorful. The mushrooms were soft and maybe because of the breading, they somehow tasted like meat. The Matcha salt enhanced the overall taste.
Le Petit Souffle also offered their Squid Ink Rice, Just Mac & Cheese and the Foie Gras version. Another best seller - Salted Egg and Cheese Profiteroles was also offered.
Here are some of the goodies offered by Scout's Honor
|HUGE cookies from Scout's Honor - Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate, Matcha Nutella, Chocolate with Peppermint|
Wrapped was there with their display of sinful Bellychon! I swear they looked so good - crispy skin, juicy and flavorful meat, fat trimmings. I wasn't able to resist the temptation so I got their Bellychon wrap. It was prepared like a shawarma, with some veggies and white garlicky sauce. It was good but I wish there was more of the meat in the wrap.
These were squares of heaven. The Queso Crema was so rich and sinful. Made of cheesy cream cake that was soft and moist, it was then smothered with generous serving of butter cream sauce. It rendered a nice play of sweet and salty notes.
|Mango Crema for 120Php|
Patricio's came in the bazaar as Poke-Boy since their Taguig restaurant mainly offers ceviche or popularly known as Poke in Hawaii.
Other things that I tried during this run were the following ---
|Bio Reis Rice for 150Php Each|
|Bayani Brew for 50Php each|
|Little bites of fried Imus Longganisa for sampling|
|Longga Sandwich for 150Php|
|Butter Pecan Ice Cream for 100Php per scoop/small cup|
Here is a list of the other purveyors during this particular run --
- Craftpoint Brewing Company
- Bullet Proof Coffee
- Pagkain PCHM
- Asiong's Carinderia and Cafe
- Homemade Treasure's Ensaymada
- Taco Vengo
- Jonas Manila
- Edgy Veggy
- Huat Pot
- Project Hearth
- Yakang Yaka Barter
- Atsui Apparel
- Explorer Wax Co.
- Flow Retreats
- Ribs Manila
4 out of 5 Stars for Mandala Park Weekend Market!
--- Mandala Park Weekend Market: Litton and Co., Inc., Mandala Park, #312 Shaw Boulevard, Barangay Pleasant Hills, Mandaluyong City