Weekend Salcedo Market Makati – Philippines
When in the Philippines and you decide to stay a few days in the metro, Makati City is an excellent choice. It is a business district in the Philippines that is home to major corporations and hotels in the country. It is also where several embassies thrive, such as Australian, German and Canadian. Getting around is straightforward and easy. The country has a massive public transportation system in place. In Makati, you could see buses, jeepneys and cabs everywhere. You could even safely walk your way around.
While there are numerous major supermarkets within the area, I sometimes prefer to take a stroll on weekends. The Salcedo Market Makati are held every Saturday. They host local and imported produce, home-cooked gourmet meals, street Filipino food, and more!
Salcedo Market Makati has an al fresco dining area where you can relax and enjoy your meal. If you feel like taking a seat and relaxing there is a park with large shady trees and where children can play.
The Philippines has English as its second language. That should eliminate any doubts of being lost in translation. Besides, this is one area where bumping into ex-pats and tourists is commonplace.
Here, food is the main event. You could find a wide variety from fresh seafood to pastries, fruits and veggies, and cooked meals.
Cotton candy and Japanese pancakes are made while you wait.
Both of these treats are a hit with the kids.
There are also plants for the home like lovely orchids and decorative items.
If you’re lucky you’ll get to see some windowpane oyster decors. These charming shells painted in pink and green are locally known as capiz. It is named after a province in the country where this type of mollusk abound.
You will know when there is available jackfruit or “langka” in Filipino. The aromatic, sweet scent of the fruit never fails to entice me. It is commonly used as an ingredient in a favourite summer dessert, halo-halo and in ice cream.
Spotting the roasted pig or lechon, pork roast and pork ham is instant captivation.
Whether it’s the crispy crackling skin…
…or the melt in the mouth flesh, you are sure to find a variety of pork dishes to satisfy any cravings.
If only to keep your sanity from piggy hypnotism, you could resort to a beef souvlaki wrap instead.
So next time you’re in Makati, you might want to have one Saturday free to visit Salcedo Market.
Salcedo Market is located at Jaime C. Velasquez Park, Salcedo Village, Makati City.