We always have a great time when we drop by the Salcedo Saturday Market, and this weekend was no exception.
A popular tourist hub in Salcedo Village, Makati, the Salcedo Saturday Market is a small community market that pops up every Saturday in Jaime Velasquez Park. It has been around for about ten years, and offers a variety of treats for visitors. Items can be expensive though, but they are usually worth the cost. It’s also a great place to look for possible suppliers for food gifts this Christmas.
We first stopped by Sonsi, The House of Longganisa, which is easily one of our favorite stalls. They don’t sell cooked longganisa but you can buy several packs to take home. You can find a wide variety of sausages sourced from all over the Philippines here, ranging from sweet (almost like a hamonado) to salty, although we do have a soft spot for those really garlicky ones from Alaminos and Tuguegarao. We ended up buying a couple of packs.
Next stop was the Authentic House of Curry, which served gorgeous-looking and flavorful curry dishes. I had to pick between the Chicken Curry and the Lobster Ball and Scallop Curry, and ended up picking the latter. Really good if you’re into this dish. The Fish Curry looked good too.
For dessert, we had a Tiramisu from La Cuisine, which was a deal at Php200 considering its size. It was soft and strongly coffee-flavored, which was wonderful. The Pecan Pie also beckoned to be honest, but we decided to try that dessert for next time.
We got a little hungry walking around, so dropped by this stall to buy a couple of small Japanese pancakes stuffed silly with either cream cheese, chocolate, or cheese. These were delicious, but I’m not sure why they’re referred to as “Japanese”.
Of course, our Salcedo Saturday Market trip won’t be complete unless we buy a Stuffed Inihaw na Bangus and Filipino Pork Barbecue (which tastes like those from UP’s Beach House) from one of the ihawan stalls here.
We walked around a little bit more and bought a small bottle of chili oil from this stall. We later found out that it wasn’t spicy enough, which was disappointing.
We also passed by this burger place, which we really wanted to try. It ran out of food by 1130am though, which was nuts. We’ll definitely drop by here next time to see what the fuss is all about.
Finally, we took a photo of this stall which sells beautiful blocks of Himalayan Pink Salt, which might be a good idea for gifts this Christmas.
I’m so glad the Salcedo Saturday Market is still going strong after all these years, and has not lost the spirit which drove its establishment in the first place. If you find yourself in the Makati CBD on a Saturday morning, drop by this place, which is still definitely worth a visit.
The Salcedo Saturday Market is open from 7am to 2pm, Saturdays, at the Jaime Velasquez Park in Salcedo Village Makati.
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