Mandala Park: Locally Sourced Weekend Market That's Wellness Conscious

January 22, 2016

Last Saturday, the family planned to have dinner in Kaptiolyo.  To kill time, I decided to drop by the nearby new market in Mandaluyong area  called Mandala Park.

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I've once shared that the family has tried the Razon's in Liberty Center for Halo-Halo.  But, we seem to have missed Mandala Park which is just beside it!  It has Mandala Park signage and a green-filled fence.


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Mandala Park is not just a food market.  It's  an open space that showcase locally sourced and crafted produce.


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But, most of it are food stalls so it really draws us foodies.

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There are also live bands.  


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As you can see, it's a great chill place.

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I've yet to try having a Tarot ReadingBut, as usual my budget is on for the food. 

Food
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Asiong's of Cavite
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Jonas Pop Up

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Gostoso
Yes, their menu is on the floor and even the staffs had to bend down to check the pricing when customers were inquiring.

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Commissaire
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Punta
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Scout's Honor (see our review here)
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Mister Delicious
 I shared our sandwich experience before, didn't know Mister Delicious now sells deli goods as well.
 
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Wrapped

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Good Food Co.
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Perfect Mushrooms (Facebook Fan Page)
I got to try samples of the Fried Mushroom and Mushroom Rolls with their Mushroom Chili Sauce.  It's really good!  Too bad I was in a hurry otherwise, I would have bought some of their products for the family.

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Ribs Manila
I regret not trying this out.  Perhaps, when I get to visit next time.

Other options that we've tried before are: Babci Kuchnia and Fog City

Drinks
Pure Nectar by Fruit Magic
Pedro Brew Crafters
Bulletproof Coffee

Other options that were there that we've tried before are Stanford & Shaw and Bayani Brew.

What I Had
Mac & Foie (755 php)
I've heard a lot of raves about Le Petit Souffle's Mac & Foie so I just had to choose it among the rest.  It was served in a big paper bowl.  This is good for sharing!  Compared to other mac and cheese I've tried, I would say this is the most luxurious one I've had.  Within our family I am the only one fond of foie gras so I really thought I'd fall over heels with this one.  It was just good for me but not extraordinarily so.  I think I'd prefer the slightly cheaper Luxe Mac & Cheese over this.


Matcha and Mille Feuille (250 php)

Being a fan of matcha, I just had to order the Matcha and Mille Feuille.  This is the first time for me to try a mille feuille.  I was expecting a mille feuille to be light, crispy and flaky puff pastry similar to a croissant.  But, the Matcha and Mille Feuille was heavy and crunchy like a thin cracker.  The matcha filling is good.  It was rich but not too sweet.  

Mandala Park has lots of tempting food options.   I don't know what happened.  Before I realized it,  I found myself shelling out 1,005 php for this meriendaAnd, I've only tried one out of the many.   I hope to try more next time. 

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