Mercato BGC Food Guide

Mercato BGC Food Guide 2016

Mercato BGC has always been one of the best places for us when it comes to food tripping as it offers a really diverse food selection. In fact, there is so much food to choose from that it can be overwhelming. Never fear our dear readers, for we are here to give our thoughts on what we think are food you’ll enjoy with our Mercato BGC Food Guide 2016.

 

Mercato BGC Food Guide 2016

Appetizer

Hairstylist’s Menu

Hairstylists Menu Mercato

Designed for those who want to live a healthy life, Hairstylist’s Menu offers freshly squeezed juices, fruit shakes, fresh garden salads and freshly mixed fruits. The owner, Mr. Leo Pascual, is a hairstylist by profession, but he promotes a healthy lifestyle which leads to a healthy hair.

 

Hairstylists Menu Mercato

We got to try out their FRESH GARDEN SALAD, PhP 95 (or 2.01 USD) which is a mix of lettuce, cucumber, carrots, onions, and grapes. Hairstylist’s Menu offers four kinds of dressings to go with it. I had the Thyme and Salt in Pepper Vinaigrette which has a balanced salty and sour flavor. Meanwhile, Me-An had the Peanut Butter in Sesame Oil Vinaigrette which has a sweet taste resembling the Japanese sesame sauce.


Contact Numbers: 0929 5644932/ 0917 8453406
Email address: byleopascual@gmail.com


 

Main Courses

Aunty May’s

Auntie May's Mercato

This stall I think is the oldest stall in this list. It’s in Mercato BGC for five years and counting for a good reason. They offer really great beef dishes at a competitive price range.

 

Auntie May's Mercato

We got to try their best selling ANGUS BEEF SALPICAO, PhP 150 (or  3.18 USD). For a dish like Salpicao that is usually offered in small servings, they sure serve a lot of it. It’s not just in the size that they did well, but the juicy Angus beef itself was tender so it was a joy to chew. It was also flavorful thanks to its perfect seasoning and toasted garlic bits. Me-An loved it so much, and so did I that we consider this as the best in this Mercato BGC Food Guide.

 

Monster Fusion Burgers

Mercato BGC Food Guide

Monster Fusion Burger is unlike any other burger place we’ve tried before. While most burger joints serve a burger on a bun with different kinds of topping and served with fries on the side, Monster Burger use burger patties for its meat in Filipino classic dishes. It may sound or look crazy, but it actually works with the quality of Monster Fusion Burger’s patties as they don’t use extenders.

 

Monster Burger Filipino Dishes

Thanks to the owner, we got to try most of the food from their menu. We got to try out the SINIGANG BURGER, BULALO BURGER, SPICY CALDERETA BURGER, and CURRY BURGER, PhP 180 (or 3.81 USD) for a quarter pounder and PhP 250 (or 5.29 USD) for a half pounder. The execution is just as good as its creativity as the burger patties and the dish itself tasted really delicious. What amazes us is that the burger patties does not fall apart when it was placed in soup based dishes like the Sinigang and Bulalo. We highly recommend that you try this one out most especially the Caldereta Burger.

 

Caldereta Burger
Monster Burger’s Spicy Caldereta Burger.

This meal will only become spicy when you cut the chili pepper on top.

 

Desserts

Creperie Parlade

Creperie Parlade

Owned by a Spanish couple, Creperie Parlade for us has the prettiest booth in our Mercato BGC Food Guide. They offer crepes, mostly the sweet ones, but they have one savory crepe as well. Like any other crepe place, they cook it on the spot. One interesting thing about them is they allow the customers to interchange some of the ingredients of their order.

 

Creperie Parlade Mercato BGC Food Guide

We tried out their CUSTARD AND OREO CREPE, PhP 120 (or 2.54 USD) which was really sweet and creamy. The custard itself is similar to the one you find in cream puffs. We also had their savory crepe which is the COMPLETE, PhP 180 (or 3.81 USD). It had three pieces of Canadian ham for its meat, cheese, egg and some seasoning. Me-An found it to be too meaty since the ham wasn’t spread out for the crepe to be balanced. Other than that, it is seasoned really well and the serving was quite large.

 

Merry Moo

Merry Moo Mercato BGC Food Guide

For dessert and ice cream lovers, Merry Moo Ice cream is available in Mercato, ready to satisfy your sweet tooth craving. The flavors that they were serving during our visit were Honeycomb, Polvoron, Mango, Earl Grey Tea, Strawberry Shortcake, Dark Chocolate, Sea Salt Caramel and Avocado.

 

Merry Moo Mercato BGC Food Guide

Me-An had their AVOCADO ice cream and I tried out their SEA SALT CARAMEL ice cream, each scoop costs PhP95 (or 2.01 USD). The avocado ice cream for Me-An really tasted avocado and was really creamy. What she liked about it is that the sweetness was just right. The sea salt caramel has a rich, sharp taste as I presumed that it has a hint of coffee.

Merry Moo Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
 

Drinks

Edgy’s Food Trip

Edgys FoodTrip Mercato BGC Food Guide

If you ever you find yourself sweating and thirsty, Edgy’s Foodtrip will cool you with its frozen drinks. We personally prefer their WINTERMELON BOTTLED JUICE, PhP 35 (0.74 USD) per bottle or three bottles for PhP 100 (or 2.12 USD). This is because we love wintermelon drinks and we have been ordering this since we were in college.

 

Graco and Farms

Graco and Farms

Graco and Farms pride themselves on offering the freshest fruit juices mainly BUKO/ COCONUT, PhP 35 (or 0.74 USD) or three for PhP 100 (or 2.12 USD) and SUGARCANE, PhP 50 (or 1.06 USD). All these come from their farm situated in Laguna including some eggs, vegetables, and fruits that change every season.

For sugar cane juice to be produced, they have a contraption to extract the juice from the sugarcane which is neat. Me-An and I became instant fans of it due to its natural sweetness. Please note that sugarcane juices have to be consumed within fifteen (15) minutes to get its health benefits. The young buko/coconut was really refreshing and it was slightly sweet. After drinking the juice, Graco and Farms can cut it open so one can eat the coconut meat. P.S. We noticed that Graco and Farms’ coconuts are their bestsellers as it easily becomes sold out. You have to go to Mercato Centrale early to be able to get one.

Mercato BGC Food Guide

I hope this list narrowed out what food vendors to try out if ever you get the chance to drop by Mercato BGC for a meal. We’ll try to update this post when we get to try out the other stalls.


Mercato BGC

25th Street Corner 7th Avenue (vacant lot with astronaut mural), Bonifacio Global City.
Operating Hours: 6PM to 3AM.


14 Responses to “Mercato BGC Food Guide 2016”

  1. Patricia Uy

    This post about Mercato is a big help! I’ve always been confused on what to order here because there are plenty of food stalls to choose from. I’d like to try Monster Fusion Burgers and Aunty Mays. I’ll have my dinner at Mercato later because of you. Lol.

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  2. BOOM! Salpicao! I love salpicao. Great prices too and that is angus pa ha! Never been to Mercato pero I have started to appreciate yung ganyang setup where food prices are reasonable and there really are gems. Hey, one day, sama naman ako sa inyo.

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  3. Love that kind of set up. Every Sunday, my family would go to Eton Centris and eat Sidcor. Let that one in Mercato, there are so many food choices. There is also a lane for dry and wet goods. Bet we really visit because of the food. Perhaps i couls ask my mom to try the one in BGC. Surely they will love it the same way they enjoy Eton Centris.

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  4. I remember banchetto in Ortigas. When I was still working in a corporate office, we’d drop by Banchetto every Saturday morning after shift to dine. Mercato reminds me of those moments I was with my workmates. Unfortunately, I learned that Banchetto stopped operating. I just don’t know if it’s back in business now. BGC is quite far from us being that we’re in Rizal. But who knows, maybe we’ll be able to visit this place one day.

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  5. I guess it’s been four years when I last visited Mercato; and that’s in Ortigas (banchetto actually). I love the concept of it and the overwhelming food selections. I love the mix of Mercato BGC from meat to fresh salad. The bulalo burger looks very interesting to try.

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  6. We also have a lot of restaurants with healthy food, i love them! I think it’s great to promote a healthy lifestyle and what’s even more interesting is its connection to hair. Avocado ice cream sounds super interesting! I wonder how does it taste?

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  7. I love the name “Merry Moo”, it sounds so cute and organic. I also love the way that put icecream in those paper glasses. And of course, I love everything avocado. I think this could become my favorite spot at the mercato.

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  8. Thank you for this list! Haven’t been to BGC Mercato but I will definitely soon. I’ve tried Merry Moo Ice creams from my cousin and it was fantastic and delicious. Wanna visit Creperie Parlade so bad! Hope both of you enjoyed xx

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  9. I never knew sugar cane had to be consumed within 15 minutes before the natural benefits faded away, very interesting, I love the idea of avocado ice cream YUMM!

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  10. Mercato is my favorite place too! Love the food in this place and the view is amazing *because there are tons of food* haha! And the avocado ice cream is something I cannot stop eating. Thanks for the fun fact regarding sugarcane that is really interesting!

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  11. Shai Habon

    Delicious post hihi! I love Mercato BGC and the ihaw ihaws are my favourite! I’d love to try that Monster Fusion Burgers! Mukhang masarap!!

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  12. Rowena Rose Conde

    Haven’t gone to Mercato BGC yet and glad that you put up this guide. Food looks appealing and has reasonable price. Among all those I got curious with Monster Fusion Burger. One of this days I’ll drop by Mercato and try this

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