Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Legazpi Sunday Market Detour

It was destined to be a day where plans failed, but in a good way. Batch and I were in a cab going to Greenbelt supposedly, because we were having Pepper Lunch for brunch that lazy Sunday morning, but when Batch spied the Legazpi Sunday Market still open, I found myself being drawn out of the cab faster than I could object. :)

Garlic Prawns
Estimated at PHP 200.00 or $ 4.61

We tried to check out all the food stalls present before buying any food but our hunger got the best of us. So we just got a little bit of anything that pleased our eyes. We shared an order of garlic prawns. Two things: 1. It was very packed with flavor. 2. It was too mushy. The prawns could literally melt in my mouth as they were too soft that I couldn't quite enjoy it.

We also shared an order of their Paella Negra, which was very flavorful but I couldn't take decent photos of it so I won't post it anymore. :P

Dinuguan (Pork Blood Stew)
PHP 70.00 or $ 1.61

Batch's order, but I made sure to sneak in and try a few spoonfuls myself. It was good and was just like the usual hearty dinuguan our maid, Manang makes at home.

1/4 Cebu Lechon (Roasted Suckling Pig)
PHP 175.00 or $ 4.03

I have never eaten a lechon I didn't like. I mean how can anybody ever go wrong with eating lechon, right? The lechon we bought was of good quality, the meat was more flavorful and tender than the usual lechon meat I get to enjoy but still it was a much welcome surprise. The skin was a marvel. It was already around noon by the time we had our brunch and I bet the the lechon had been on display for hours but it still had a nice crunch.

PHP 50.00 or $ 1.15

Batch's order. I wish I had nicer words for this but it was nothing outstanding. Good enough but nothing that makes it stand out. I'd skip this the next time we find ourselves back in the weekend market.

Ham and Bacon Quiche
PHP 25.00 or $ 0.58 for 2 pieces

After trying to finish off our food and wrapping up what we couldn't finish, we took our time to check more of the available food stalls. It was nearly 2:00PM, or closing time, so we got to avail of the discounted prices from a stall that sells assorted pies and quiches. 

Mixed Vegetable Quiche
PHP 25.00 or $ 0.58 for 2 pieces

The quiches were good enough. The crust were of just the right thickness, although it would have been nice if they'd put in a wee bit more filling. We had 2 quiches each and I managed to gobble up my portion later that same day in between shopping at Megamall. Next time maybe we'll try their assorted pies and other quiche varieties.

No photos taken but we also bought a few books, Batch hoarded some organic lip balms, and other makeup stuff while I finally found the ideal abaniko hand fan for me! Perfect for trying to cool off even just a bit while in the scorching city of Makati. Overall it was a nice detour and we're already looking forward to going back or trying out the other weekend markets when Batch goes back to Makati. See you on my next pig out session!

Legazpi Sunday Market

Location: Corner of Rufino (formerly Herrera) and Legazpi Streets, Legazpi Village, Makati City
Website: None found, but they have a Facebook Group HERE
Estimated Budget: ~P100.00 - 200.00/meal
Payment Methods: Cash
Business Hours: 7:30AM to 2:00PM on Sundays

Your pig out buddy,

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