Jaime Velasquez Park between Leviste & Tordesillas Streets
Salcedo Village, Makati
Every Saturday 7am-2pm
I was invited by the organizers of the Salcedo Market to come join them for their 8th anniversary celebration. They had the Manila Dance Foundation performing traditional folk dances and the vendors serving Independence Day foods.
Frankly it didn’t take a great deal of convincing because I make a point to go there every Saturday. This is where most of my cooking projects begin.
The organizers started the Salcedo Market 8 years ago to bring the community of Salcedo Village together every Saturday. This they accomplished this and much more as the market grew in popularity beyond their expectations.
Now the Salcedo Market is one of the leading places in Manila to go for high quality foods, both raw and prepared, with a focus toward natural and organic, local products.
Since my last post was in excess of 800 words I will spare you my blathering and tell you this story with lots of pretty pictures.
Tuyo and tinapa-dried and/or smoked herring
Lapu lapu, a member of the grouper family, this white-flesh, mild fish is abundant in the waters around the Philippines
European-style breads, this is what I used for my 40 Pound French Toast
Ministry of Mushrooms grows and sells awesome local oyster mushrooms
Ilocos empanadas are a great hangover remedy
Down to Earth is a little bit hard to spot. They’re in the middle section and have incredible greens and herbs as well as local meats. This is where I bought my hibiscus flowers.
Something Different has numerous varieties of stuffed pan de sal and the best kesong puti (white cheese) to be found