Friday, February 4, 2011

Love Life, Love food at Mercato Centrale

Mercato Centrale @ BGC - the next food find may be here and you're one of the first to taste it.
Located along 30th street in Bonifacio Global City, blossoms Mercato Centrale, a gathering of the best and most tasteful food connoisseurs that have ever converged in one perfect location.  I believe many have already discovered this exciting place as it has been on for quite sometime... taking inspiration from the Legazpi markets in Makati, it has been become a melting pot for food lovers and food enthusiasts as well.

They also have on their covered tents, farms selling fresh produce, such as organic fruits and vegetables.  Look at how fresh and green those vegetables look.

Now for the fun part, just imagine all the food that you want, and all the food that you want to taste, put together in one big tent... waaaahhhhhh Heaven on Earth indeed, honestly speaking my wife has been wanting to avoid me from coming here, because I cannot stop eating!!! Just look at all the warm bodies here.
even Ces Drilon (lower left) enjoys the food here
Some of my food finds... Cebu Balamban Liempo, now in Manila
the meat...TENDER. the skin....CRISPY. the only problem about this meal? The rice is just so not good, I wish they had served higher quality rice, so in the end I finished my share of the liempo without finishing my rice, but still I was happy.  So if given the choice I would rather order the whole piece of spare rib rather than having the meal with rice.  The liempo is delicious by itself without even the sauces, just like Cebu lechon, the flavor is all packed in the meat, it gave a pinch of saltiness and you can just taste the sweet succulent juice of the pork, definitely a must try. Meal costs P 150 as I can remember and if you want a chunk of liempo, it is then weighed per gram P250/ 500 grams.  If you want a taste of their delicious liempo, you may reach on their landline (02) - 2150393.  They have their main hub here in Quezon City.
next food find, FLAMED Famous Barbecue, has been a regular at Legazpi market, many have fallen prey to their delicious barbecue and their specialty?
Baby Back Ribs, a whole slab for only P399, definitely a must-buy
the meat was barbecued with their special secret sauce, then charcoal grilled to a  tender burnt crust.  The ribs were very soft and I guess their barbecue sauce made the difference, that's why people people keep coming back for more.
they also have barbequed chicken
and the Triple Beef Burger, made up of Beef Burger patty, Beef Sausage and Beef bacon at P165,
satisfy your beef cravings with this.

Take the monster challenge, 2 half pound patty burger in 4 minutes then it's free or you can just pay it right? haha take the chance, you might get it free, but trust me they are huge!!!
now this is my burger, freshly grilled half-pound burger, fairly cheap at P130
With all the right ingredients, fresh tomatoes, lettuce, all beef patty, may I present to you
The Perfect Burger

This was all the space I have for my stomach this trip, if I were to eat more I might explode haha.  Looking forward to another trip to Mercato Centrale soon.

Mercato Centrale opens only on weekends, specifically Saturdays and Sundays only.  
From 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  Come early and have taste tests all over.  Some stalls close earlier if all their food is served so come early, and get a kick of that early rising habit!!

Also since Mercato Centrale was such a huge hit, it was a no brainer that this should come up.  

Inspired by the bustling night markets and hawker centers of Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand, Midnight Mercato is the weekend late night food bazaar where you can enjoy mouth-watering food finds – from home-cooked meals to gourmet signature dishes to classic street food re-invented.
Midnight Mercato, is located on the corner of 30th Avenue and 9th Street (across The Spa at Bonifacio High Street) Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, the same location as Mercato Centrale.  It will be open every Friday and Saturday from 11:00pm to 3:00am, starting 2/11/2011, that's next weekend and Valentine weekend at that.  See you then!!!

For more info visit


  1. Didn't know they had a midnight version! That's great 'cause The BF and I are usually busy during the day! We can't wait to go to Mercato. Everyone's been there except us. :-(

  2. Hi Manila Girl, Thanks for visiting.. glad to hear there is a Midnight Mercato coming up next week. At least busy people like yourself get to enjoy great food at reasonable prices.

    See you there soon, by the way heard there will be live bands playing to make the dining experience even better.. kudos to great food and great music!!


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