Dewdew Cake

Raindrop Cake & etc only at Malingap Marketplace

As trying out different kinds of food has always been our pleasure, we definitely had to experience the Malingap Marketplace if it’s reasonable. *Spoiler Alert* It is reasonable!

Malingap Marketplace

Like a chest filled with treasure to be discovered, Malingap Marketplace is a weekend market (or food park) with exciting food vendors, great entertainment and a refreshing ambiance amidst the city.

The Ambiance

Malingap Marketplace utilizes strings of golden hued light bulbs to light up the place at night.

Malingap Marketplace

And similar to La Belle Vie Marketplace, this weekend market has a country style ambiance with the use of wood for furniture and decor.

Malingap Marketplace
Malingap Marketplace

We’re really won over by it’s looks alone, but that’s not the main reason that we’re here, it’s for the food!

 

Gio Levy

Malingap is relatively small compared to other food places out there. What it lacks from it’s size though, the looks, the entertainment and, most especially, the merchants themselves greatly make up for it.

As mentioned previously in our La Belle Vie Marketplace post, the owners prefer startups as its partner merchants. Thus, if you’re the type that always want to try new experience, this is the perfect place for you.

At the time of this writing, there are only thirteen (13) vendors at the place who each have their own specialty. We already tried some of the vendors before from La Belle Vie Marketplace so we focused only on trying out the new ones that we haven’t tried out yet.

 

The Food

 

Hungry Head

Hungry Head

Hungry Head offers good for sharing appetizers and tasty juices. According to the owner, she came up with Hungry Head as the name of her business because the head should still be used even if a person is hungry.

Anyway, since we didn’t read their menu completely, we missed their promo. We ordered SOLO BLUE GRAVIOLA and SOLO RASPBERRY juice for PhP 60 (or USD 1.29).

Hungry Head

We also ordered CHEESY FRIETO, PhP 100 (or USD 2.14) for our appetizers. We can’t help but eat this cheesy goodness.

Hungry Head Cheesy Frieto 

Since we consumed the solo drinks right away and we can’t get enough of it, we also ordered their RASPBERRY TEA IN A JAR, PhP 80 (Or USD 1.71).

Hungry Head Tea in a Jar

 

Ribsanity

Ribsanity

From the name itself, they specialize in ribs.

 

Ribsanity

For PhP 150 (or USD 3.21), you can get their mouth watering SMOKED RIBS WITH RICE.  The serving was pretty generous. However, don’t expect that it’s a fall-off-the-bone type of ribs as it’s not tender. It also doesn’t slide off the bone. You’ll have to tug it with your teeth. Aside from this, the ribs itself without the sauce taste pretty bland perhaps not much spices are on the meat itself.

Meanwhile, its sauce taste something similar with what you can find on Rack’s. With that said, for its price, we say you’ll get your money’s worth on this one.

By the way, aside from cooked food, they also offer the frozen versions their smoked ribs and wings should you opt to cook it up yourself.

Ribsanity

Pampa

Pampa

The name ‘Pampa’ really got me wondering on the background behind its name. Initially, we thought that it was just a shortcut for Pampanga, a place where the food may have originated.

Owned by a group of friends, we learned from one of the owners that the name ‘Pampa’ came from ‘pampulutan‘ (Filipino word for intended bar chow) that the men bring during their gatherings. They then collectively stuck with Pampa so they can add various words to it which will describe their food offerings. For example, when ‘bata‘ is added to ‘pampa‘ to create ‘pampa bata,’ these words describe their dish as a food that make people maintain their youth.

 

Pampa

And the list of “pampa” goes on… It’s really witty if you ask us. What we can add here though that describes our overall experience with their food is ‘pampa gana.’ Pampa gana because when we ate their food not only did our appetites raised but also we were uplifted to enjoy the presence of each other.

 

As both lovers of seafood, we ordered SIZZLING CRAB MEAT PLATE, PhP 160 (or USD 3.43).

Pampa Sizzling Crab Meat

It’s basically a Crab Meat Omelette cooked and placed in a rounded sizzling plate. We really liked it because the taste of the crab meat is drawn out even if it was cooked with egg. It also has mushrooms inside it which we appreciate as well.

 

Besides the Sizzling Crab Meat, we also got Pampa’s bestseller, SIZZLING PLATE as a courtesy of the owners when they found out that we’re bloggers. Thank you very much Pampa.

Pampa Sizzling Sisig

We actually have tried a lot of sisigs before. Still, we’re happy to say that this is one of the best Sisigs out there, and not just because they offered for us to try it for free. What made this sisig special compared to others is that they don’t skimp on the actual meat. It’s less fatty that way. The other thing that we liked about it is the fact that they don’t use any cooking oil at all! Hence, alcohol drinker or not, anyone who eats this dish will love eating it.

 

Pampa Chef Arthur

By the way, this is Chef Arthur, one of the owners, cooking in action.

And this is us inviting you to try Pampa’s sizzling sisig.

Pampa Sisig Plate

Follow Pampa on instagram.

 

Bhest  Lasagna

Bhest Lasagna isn’t that new to us. We had the chance of trying it on the 4th Ultimate Taste Test last 2014. During that time, we said to ourselves that this has to be one of the best lasagna’s we tried so far and, true enough, it beat other food participants during that time. It’s still the best lasagna for us up to this day.

Bhest Lasagna

Based on the taste of lasagna alone, we felt that quality ingredients were used. The lasagna sheet mixed with their special sauce and ground beef is baked well. But the real star of the show for us is their sauce. It was one of the best cream sauce that we’ve ever tried and really gave the whole dish its identity. We forgot how much we paid for this so we’ll update this after our return.

 

Dewdew Cake PH

The real reason that we went to Malingap in the first place is to try one of the latest food trends, the RAINDROP CAKE, PhP 120 (or USD 2.57). If you intend to try this too, you may find it at Bhest Lasagna’s stall.

Dew Dew Cake PH

This latest dessert craze that hit New York was brought to the Philippines by Leonard, one of the four sons of Mrs. Bhe (owner of the Bhest Lasagna). Basically, it’s a water mixed with agar-agar to create the pudding. It is served with their special flavored syrup and soybean flour.

 

Dew Dew Cake PH

They currently offer three flavors namely MANGO, MATCHA (green tea), and KUROMITSU (black honey).

Dew Dew Cake PH

The raindrop cake’s texture is gelatin-like, but more wobbly and, of course, dewy. You should scoop each raindrop with syrup and power to get the optimal taste. As for as cakes go, this is definitely one of the unique cakes we’ve tried. It’s definitely a wonderful treat for anyone who has a sweet tooth. We just hope though that in the future we’ll find this placed in a beautiful plate to make it more instagram-worthy.

To get more updates on this sweet treat, make sure to like their page and follow them on instagram.

 

The Entertainment

Gio Levy

During our visit, the special guest of Malingap Marketplace was Gio Levy, a singer and songwriter, who can woo his audience with his passionate singing. If you haven’t heard of him yet, do check out his Facebook page.

 

Reasonable or not?

We really like the concept of Malingap Marketplace. It has that very relaxing atmosphere that’s perfect for hanging out with friends or family. It’s also an ideal setting for a casual date. With the exciting food choices offered, your taste bud will be more than satisfied. We will definitely go back here to get our food fix.


Malingap Marketplace

49 Malingap St Teachers’ Village East 1101 Quezon City, Philippines.

Operating Hours: Friday-Saturday from 4PM to 11PM.

Check out their social media accounts: Facebook and Instagram.


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29 Responses to “Raindrop Cake & etc only at Malingap Marketplace”

  1. Generally I like it quiet so having a band or singer turns me off, but the food, I sure would like to try the ribs. They look delicious 🙂

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  2. Looks like such fun! Similar to pop up markets and farmer’s markets we have here in the US. The food looks great too, I love ribs!

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  3. I love country style! it is so cozy. i haven’t gone to any market yet though. The food here is definitely drooling <3 Teacher's Village is really food land. haha

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  4. This market looks amazing! You took some great photos! I would love to try that solo blue graviola drink and the sisig. I’ve never had either. But I live in NYC, so if the raindrop cake is popular here now, I should try to go track it down!

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  5. I’ve been a lover of this kind of place where people can relax, eat and talk while shopping. A must visit new place in Quezon city. Dewdew cake PH caught most of my craving on this post. 🙂

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  6. Looks like a really nice place, and that you guys had a really nice time. The lights and decor looked so cute, and the tea in a jar looked really cool as well! 🙂

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    • The big iced tea jar is so big, we can’t even finish it even though there are three of us trying to finish it. 🙂

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  7. I wanna eat some raindrops!!! The cake looks so cool and I would probably get a tea in a jar with it. 😉 Malingap is definitely a #foodporn hotspot. 😉

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  8. Looks like you had fun their. It reminds me of that time I went to the NeighbourGoods Market in Johannesburg, South Africa. Good people and great food. 🙂

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  9. I haven’t even gone to Maginhawa StrEAT yet and now there’s another market place that I should also visit hahaha… I’ve heard about that raindrop cake, didn’t know it looks so cute, I am definitely trying that out. For 120 pesos it’s not bad at all.

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  10. The place looks really great and the foods were affordable! btw the raindrop cake is a must try! Hope there’s a shop that sells raindrop cake in Cebu bc I’m really curious about it hihi

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  11. A lot of food hubs have been popping here and there and it’s always a pleasure exploring these places. Good to hear most of the food have good quality. I’m eyeing the lasagna!

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  12. Looks like a really nice place!! Eat, Shop and loads of fun!! Amazing, isn’t it?? Would love to spend some time in a place like this 🙂

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  13. I find it awesome too. The foods, the prices, and ambiance, I think I am perfectly fit there. lol

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  14. I see a lot of delicious local delicacies there! Maybe someday the management will have what it takes to expand the overall size of the place. What caught my eye was that Dew Dew pie, haven’t tried it yet but it looks scrumptious!

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  15. Wow , what a huge rank of different food to choose from . I love these wooden signs very much , very decorative ! I am sure , you had a great time . The photos are very good (y) great job !

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  16. This is so near my home but I haven’t seen it yet! I can’t wait to hangout in this place 🙂

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  17. Now, I’m confuse, I thought this place is at Tagaytay (base on your last post), haha!

    Anyway, being affordable is relative. To me, a price that is more than a hundred bucks and the place is not air-conditioned is pricey. Don’t get me wrong, I still go and dine to such places, specially if the food is worth it (one such place in mind is estero at Binondo, and I forgot the name of the one at Cebu, it’s where you can eat puso, paired w/ your choice grilled meat or seafoods).

    I love the concept of dew dew cake, will try it soon.. and I do not seem to like the ribs, bec. as you said, you have to battle it out to separate the meat from the bone.

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    • Hi, Sir Sonnie, as stated in La Belle Vie Marketplace post, Malingap Marketplace is actually a rotational marketplace, but their primary home is in Malingap, Quezon City. Hence, the name came from there. And although the place is not air-conditioned, the temperature is temperate there. Plus, the ambiance and the entertainment makes for a good experience with family or friends. As for the food, we find it reasonable for Pampa’s sisig, Bhest Lasagna, Hungry Head’s drinks and the Dew Dew Cake because of the ingredients and the taste. I also think their prices are pretty standard for food parks. -Me-An Clemente

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  18. Hi. That “Raindrop Cake” everyone is talking about is in fact a Japanese traditional dessert. It’s MIZU SHINGEN, a variation of mochi. 🙂

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    • Yes, we agree. It is indeed a mochi – a water mochi to be exact that came from the Yamanashi prefecture. That is also the reason why soy bean powder is used. Raindrop cake is more easy to recall also it was more popularized in New York 🙂

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  19. I love food markets! We have one here in Cebu called Sugbo Mercado. I think it gives small enterprises a fighting chance to be known vs big restos and establishments. They also have a great variety of food in one place, right, so it’s a guaranteed food trip. 😀 Always been curious about that raindrop cake thingy. Is it really more of a cake, or a jelly? 😀

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    • Thanks for asking. The raindrop cake is actually more jelly-like, but softer. According to the owner, it loses its shape once it’s exposed to room temperature. Also, if not consumed immediately, it will turn into a water substance. Hope it helps 🙂 – Me-An Clemente

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  20. Jean Dalida

    hmmmm! where’s the cake?? hahahaha OMG! this one looks so yummy!

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  21. I like these concept food markets popping up everywhere! I appreciate it’s hipster vibe, if you haven’t shared that the food were good and affordable, I would have tried it for the ambiance itself. 🙂

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  22. Raindrop cake? I got totally curious with the name, matched with the photo of an almost invisible cake! Why haven’t it reached Scandinavia yet? I am super proud of Filipino ingenuity and creativity. One of the things I really missed from PH is food! And the many delicious cakes to choose from! The marketplace also looks very social, friendly and cozy! Would love to do some food tripping there someday!

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  23. I wouldn’t mind spending a saturday afternoon here! The raindrop cakes looks very intriguing and well, dewy. I want to eat lasagna now, that looked so good. My son walked up to me while reading and he says he wants me to make an ice tea jug now. sounds like an all around great little place!

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