Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Lurking @ Mercato Centrale and Lazer Tagging in LazerXtreme

Gummybear: We've seen Mercato Centrale open to the the public for the past months and we really wanted to visit this awesome market, but because of busy schedules we couldn't  leave a day for it. Finally, by chance, last January 22, 2011, we didn't have classes that day so we decided to visit the place. We got there around 9am and it's already jam packed with people. We visited all the interesting booths and wow! they were all irresistible. Good thing we were offered to free taste. Yum yum! We didn't skipped booths so that we could experience every product they offered. It was an awesome experience!

Butterfinger: It was a really exciting day for us! We were finally at one of the best places to take part of great food, Mercato Centrale! It was like diving head first into a culinary feast of desserts, sandwiches, grilled food, fried food, almost every possible way to cook food were present. The cool thing about MC, was that you don't feel as if your in a mall where your are constantly looked at by the staff, their stares feel like your pressured to buy. You could say it's a comparison to the "European" style of market. You go up close and personal with the actual makers of the product. Simply put, its a place where food lovers  meet.

Gummybear: A lot were wonderful but some booths really impressed us, and these were:

(In Tent 1)
1. - I'm not a tea fan but I really enjoyed the taste of the dried flowers turned into tea. They tasted herbally. After I sipped the tea with some rosemary in it. (I forgot the full name) Holy molly! I felt calm and refreshed.
2. Pamora Farm - Their product was all about chicken and it so organic. I loved most was the different flavored spread. I forgot the name that I craved, it tasted somewhat liver spread.

3. Baked by Anita - Oh those mini cupcakes but big in taste, it was definitely my sweet tooth.

(Tent 2)
1. Little Miss OC Kitchen - Those adorable cupcakes were part of my cravings that day. If I'm going to buy those, it will be hard for me to eat it because of the cutey designs.
Can you resist eating this one?
and this?
2. Empire Macaroons - We didn't got the chance to taste their creations but we're definitely sure that they were great. They were kinda pricey. I think 35 each. :)

3. Tacklings - (50 per tray) They were cute little thing and I love to shove it into my mouth. Hehe! I love the crunchy texture but the taste was somewhat all right. We also remember a family that shared their tray with us, thanks again!

4. Mochiko - I know they tasted great not because I tasted it already but because they appear delicious. And it had an ice cream filling inside, that was heaven.
Looks were not deceiving with this one. :)
5. Simply Pie - Aside from its cool name we love their Mini Quiche Spinach Feta and Sundried Tomato. Mmm!

6. Moroccan - It got our attention because of its unique bread and they all looked delicious. They also offered Moroccan delicacies. A great try!

7. Ha Yuan - When it's time to eat already, we saw that their sandwiches were eaten by most of the people there. So, I bought one and it was good. Great for breakfast just for 60 php.  

8. Pan de Bagnet - Of course, the famous product in Mercato. Butterfinger bought  one for 150 php and it was the best sandwich I've ever tasted that day. I was surprised that I kept eating his sandwich rather than mine. Hehe! 

(Hot and Grilled Area)
There were also a lot of interesting finds outside. It's their grilling area. I really want to try some great booths like:

1. Z' sausages - As we walked by this booth, we smelled the aroma of fried sausage. Mmm, yummy!

2. Bap Chi - Their Korean and Mexican duo was a drool. Definitely, will come back for this one. 

3. Off Beat Company - We were awe-strucked by one of its unique burgers which was the Krispy Kreme Honey Glazed Burger. That was different and I'm so curious with the taste.

4. Jam Foods - The best Angus beef tapa! The lady was so accomodating. We will definitely go back and try this one. 

5. Merry Moo - They have yummy yogurt ice cream to taste aside from its common flavors; strawberry, mocha etc, and we got to taste their new creation, its the bacon flavored yogurt ice cream! It was ooh sooo yummy! We could taste the bacon tidbits. It really tasted sweet and the bacon did contrast to the creamy milk very well. :)

6. Johnny Steaks -  This was also a great try because they have great servings of burgers and they also have a uniquely made burger which was the peanut butter one.

Gummybear: These were out picks for that day. We will definitely come back to Mercato Centrale. Aside from the great finds in it we also happened to pass Mr. Anton Diaz from Our Awesome Planet and had our picture together. I was so happy that we saw him because he's also one of our inspirations in our blog. How lucky!

Gummybear: After that amazing food trip, we went to LazerXtreme. It had been 3 months since we purchased the LazerXtreme deal in Cash Cash Pinoy. We paid 100 php only for one game with free iced tea. It's original price was 190 php. So, we really got a great deal in Cash Cash Pinoy. Right now, they have a lot of good deals you might want to check it out. Thank you Cash Cash Pinoy! 

Butterfinger: Waiting patiently outside, we decided to look around and observe who our enemies would be. And to our amazement, they were mostly children, most of them foreigners. Thinking that this means that it would be an easy fight, thinking that these little children would just run and hide from us.(especially me, 'cause I am "big") haha...
Gummybear: For 20 minutes, running, hiding and shooting the enemy. That's a simple task but it wasn't simple as it seemed because our enemies were like pros already. They already had tactics and they were so fast. Since it was our first time and we're still coping with the game which resulted to a defeat. Anyway, we had so much fun! And also I learned in the end that you should check your name first in your lazer gun so after the game you'll have your scores. Too bad I didn't look at my gun so I don't know which character I was and didn't get my score.

Butterfinger: Sweaty and defeated by kids, we still walked with our heads up, proud of blasting little children. hehe.. This was surely a day of great food and great fun!

Gummybear: Thank you Butterfinger for an awesome date! Looking forward for another one. :)

Butterfinger & Gummybear

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