The 8th Weekend Market at Mandala Park and a First-Timer Loved It

It was Mandala Park’s 8th Weekend Market; it was my first time to visit.

How was the experience? It was fun! With great food and relaxing ambiance, not to mention affordable prices, who wouldn’t? For me, these made Mandala Park a place you’d rather be to spice up the rest of your lazy Saturday afternoon.

The event started late Saturday afternoon. With more or less than 25 merchants, each offering their signature food products, we knew we had to stay the night. That’s the only way to satisfy the craving for each unique product taste.

Our first stop: herbed chicken by Mommy Ann’s Kitchen.

The taste of rosemary and other herbs will surely tickle your taste buds to eat more. Oven roasted, their chicken is slowly and carefully cooked to achieve tenderness and release the mixed flavors of chicken meat and herbs. For diet conscious, you can replace rice with potatoes and other veggies.


Satisfied but not yet full, we moved on to our next target. That was Eats Meats West bagnet burger. A little bit of saltiness from bagnet plus the juicy flavor of beef patty and sweet taste of veggies make this burger creation a perfect match for a beer or soda.


Hence, we found ourselves sampling Ginger Ale made by Standford and Shaw Brewing Co. For P100, you can enjoy this refreshing beverage. A homemade drink carefully fermented to get the flavors of ginger and lemon. You may want to take home a big bottle for P200.


Because we want our tummy happy, we tried another goodie that was Pepi Cubano. An authentic Cuban sandwich, the bread was brushed with butter for extra flavor and then pressed for several minutes for toasting. It is a perfect combination of roasted pork, cheese, ham and pickles that even non-sandwich fans will love it.

For refreshment, we had a taste of Thirsty Turtle’s “Pinetastic Turtle” smoothie. This refreshment is a mix of fresh banana and pineapple, not from artificial flavorings.

Our smoothies had banana tidbits that blended well with the pineapple flavor. Aside from their fruit flavored products, you can also try their luscious fruits plus veggies smoothies. They have Beetroot, celery, and spinach among the vegetables to combine well with other fruits.

At Mandala Park’s weekend market, you get to share homemade food turned signature cuisines and drinks with family, friends and loved ones. And at the same time make our local merchants shine.

Watch out for upcoming events at Mandala Park through its social media pages and my Instagram and Fb pages as well.

Special thanks to Demetrio Ragua of The Manila Journo for this guest blog post and to Mandala Park for yet another great foodie experience at their weekend market.


My Top 5 Homemade Gourmets at Mandala Park’s 7th Weekend Food Market

At Mandala Park, quality seems to be a priority over quantity. The merchants at their weekend food market last April 23 may be a little outnumbered compared with some weekend markets I’ve been to. Yet it proves effective especially that every food we had sampled tasted so good.

It was like their partner merchants, whose homemade goodies are the highlights of the event, are chosen beyond them being organic and artisanal. It has to taste good most importantly.

My top five picks are the following:


Pierogi from Babci Kuchina (Php 120/set – 3 pcs)

Intrigued by the name and its origin, I just have to try these Polish dumplings and see how they differ from the (Chinese) dumplings we’re all used to eating. You can have them steamed or fried. They are really tasty, especially their classic potato, onion and cheese.

Baked Herb Chicken from Mommy Ann’s Kitchen – (Php 150/meal – quarter chicken with rice and veggies; Php 550 – whole chicken)

Who doesn’t fall for chicken, and this one is HERBED! There’s a feast of flavors in your mouth as you chew on the tender and juicy meat. I’d definitely come back for this.

Pizza from Blended (Php 170 – small pizza, Php 250 – large pizza)

This super thin crust pizza is so flavorful you won’t even notice you’ve eaten the whole thing. It’s crispy and cheesy. I love the garlic sauce, just right and doesn’t overpower the other flavors of the food.

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Ginger Ale from Stanford and Shaw Brewing Co.

I’m a fan of salabat and drinks it regularly, so I did not let the opportunity pass to try and take a sip of this homemade ginger ale. Taste does not disappoint. Definitely a must-try.

Crab Paste “Taba ng Talangka” Original Lemongrass from Native Gourmet (Php 275/80 oz. bottle)

It’s nice to keep a bottle of this “sinfully tasty” taba ng talangka in your pantry. It will come in handy if you want to prepare aligue pasta or you want to mix a spoonful to your steamed rice.


This May 14 at 4pm-10pm Mandala Park invites you and your mother for yet another weekend market. The event pays tribute to the first person that introduces us to homemade goodies and cooks for us whenever we are home. Special treats await for your mom at Mandala Park. 🙂

Special thanks to writer/editor Avi Canale for this guest blog post and to Mandala Park for the invitation.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, but the information presented in this blog is based on the writer’s experience.




Find out What’s to Love about Mandala Park’s 7th Weekend Market

What’s to love about local meals? Many of them started out homemade, perfected to become the signature gourmets that Mandala Park celebrates on its weekend market.

Today, it holds the 7th installment of its weekend market featuring 26 merchants whose products are all proudly made in the Philippines.

The mainstays

Delectably filling  meals


Homegrown bottled goods



Organic Rice

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Come let us share these hearty meals with friends and family while entertained by hoochiecoochiemikkie with his legendary blues performance. The event starts at 4pm until 10 pm.

See you!



For the complete list of merchants.


To get there


312 Shaw Blvd., Bgy. Pleasant Hills


It’s Weekend Market time again at Mandala Park

Mandala Park holds its second Weekend Market on October 24 in Mandaluyong City at 4 pm onwards.

POSTPONED. Due to a typhoon hitting the country over the weekend.

If the first Weekend Market was curated by chef JJ Yulo, this time pastry chef Miko Aspiras takes the center stage with Scout’s Honor.

On board are Mister Delicious, Pedro Brewcrafters, Standford & Shaw Brewing, Fog City Creamery, Mister Delicious, Ramen Iroha, Poke Boy and Mister Fluffies. Returning from the first event are B&T Mexican Kitchen and Ribs Manila.

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Catch Kat Aggarado, too, and sway to the sounds of funky Pinoy soul.

To attend this event is to support local businesses known for their homemade hearty meals and products.

Weekend Market at Mandala Park

Mandala Park invites you to its first weekend market on September 19. The event features healthy home-based gourmets with chef JJ Yulo.


Yulo, together with Litton and Co., the land’s developer, bring in the hottest concessionaires in the metro through Mandala Market. Ribs Manila, Scouts Honor, B&T Mexican Kitchen, BRGR Project, Edgy Veggie, Ramen Iroha, I Am Kim, Bulletproof Coffee, and more favorites will have their booths at Mandala’s in Shaw Blvd.


It starts at 4 pm until 8 pm. Yeah, it coincides with the International Book Fair. But maybe you could come? Yes?

Mandala Park is located at Shaw Blvd (Former Liberty Center, near Puregold Shaw.)