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MANILA, Philippines – Tons of options, unique vendors, the promise of a new food discovery – there’s plenty to like in a weekend market, and there are several now about the metro. (READ: 5 weekend markets, 11 great eats)
One of the newer ones to gain more attention in recent months has been the BF Saturday Market of BF Homes in Parañaque City – itself a haven for those looking for beloved holes-in-the-wall and cozy eateries. (READ: Exploring the Greenfield Weekend Market)
Photographer Manman Dejeto recently visited the BF Saturday Market to explore and see what kind of treats and eats it has to offer. Let’s take a look: (READ: New finds, meeting artists at the Escolta Saturday Market)
The area is spacious, and the whole market is under the shade of big trees in the park. The grounds behind the market are a grass-covered, wide open space where children can play. (RELATED: The new Mercato Centrale, weekend food destination: 13 delicious things to eat)
This stall offers Porchetta, whole-roasted pork loin and belly. P625 (quarter-375g) P1250 (half-750g) P2500 (whole-1.5kg)
There’s also the Pulled Brisket (P250), slow-cooked beef brisket with pineapple onion whiskey relish and brioche.
Belly Good Roast Beef
This roast beef (P180) served here comes with homemade mashed potatoes or rice.
JJ’s chorizo paella and callos
The pan holding the chorizo paella gets empty quick by local customers, so come first before touring the location. P180 per serving.
Antinero Aquaponic Farms
You can get both packaged goods as well as other dishes, like the daingsilog (P120) here.
What’s a toffeedilla? It’s a dessert “toffee quesadilla,” which you can get with a pair of tacos for P160 at Falaco Tacos.
Longganisa, a favorite breakfast treat, comes in different flavors throughout the country and Juan Longganisa sells a variety of them. The longganisa from Cebu is sweet, Vigan is garlicky and there’s spicy chilli from Calumpit.
There’s also the Longganisa Calumpit Meal, P150.
Mommy can bake
Different flavors like belgian chocolate, hazelnut, or berries and nuts. P30 per cookie.
Visit here for fresh-squeezed sugar cane juice wiht different flavors like tubo carrot, calamansi, coconut, and mango, ranging from P50 to P80.
Boom’s Cold Brew Coffee
They use locally sourced single-origin Barako coffee beans for their product. They also sell coffee beans and bottled coffee concentrate, which can be used as a base for coffee flavored beverages and cocktails. There are also ready-to-drink options, in pure black barako, vanilla, and mexican flavors (P130 per bottle).
This stall sells all-natural turmeric tea (P50 per bottle). Curcumin, found in turmeric, is supposed to have anti-inflammatory properties that may help relieve those aches and pains.
Aside from the hot dishes served at the market, you can also get some goodies to take home:
Fresh seafood from Roxas City, Capiz
Fresh shrimp, scallops, and talaba.
There are also stalls selling veggies and fresh fruits, for those who want to do more cooking at home.
The Dairy Farm manila
Homemade dairy products abound here, including butter (P175 plain, P200 garlic/spring onion/rosemary), white cheese (P130 plain, P150 garlic/lemon herb).
My favorite here is the “Nutty de Choco,” a mix of premium almonds, cashew, and chocolate chips. The dried cranberries add sour-sweet notes to the snack. (P99 for 100 grams).
Crispy treats of fried calamares, shrimp, squid fillet, crablets, chicken skin, and tawilis. (P50 / cup, P100/box).
Canned goodies with different options. There’s gourmet daing,” Unicorn fish in olive oil,” (P250), gourmet tuyo, “Dried herring in olive oil,” (P250), pickled ampalaya, “Bitter gourd in cider vinegar,” (P150).
Come for snacks like kale mix chips (P220 per pack) in flavors like margherita pizza and vegan cheese, or you can get fresh kale and organiz eggs.
Will you be visiting soon? Let us know in the comments below. – Rappler.com
All photos by Manman Dejeto/Rappler.com
The BF Saturday Market is located at Elizalde Park, 37 Pilar Banzon St., BF Homes, Paranaque. Hours: 7am to 2pm
More weekend destinations:
- 5 weekend markets, 11 great eats
- New finds, meeting artists at the Escolta Saturday Market
- Exploring the Greenfield Weekend Market
- BF Saturday Market: 15 delicious discoveries
- The new Mercato Centrale, weekend food destination: 13 delicious things to eat