Salcedo Market Celebrates it’s 12th Anniversary! :)

If there’s anything that I love in this life more than embarking on various adventures it is the constant quest to search for new finds and delicious food choices which I can happily share to my friends and loved ones. πŸ™‚

So when I got the chance to go and cover Salcedo Market’s 12th Anniversary early morning yesterday I honestly was quite reluctant to go since it entailed waking up early on a Saturday and if you know me well you would know how much I treasure my weekends since it’s my time to rest after the long busy week but the new experience of heading out there and seeing what’s in store in that place overtook my hesitations and I must say that the early morning rise was definitely worth it! πŸ™‚ So here’s how my first time in the Salcedo Market went by.. πŸ™‚

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Droves of people were actually coming in despite the early hours of the Saturday morning and many were already carrying off their week long supply of market finds and fresh produce from the market. I guess it holds true to the saying that the early bird catches the worm especially in cases like these. πŸ™‚Β 

Sir Rey BaguioΒ was actually the one who was originally invited however he Β couldn’t make it since he also had a talk that same day so he asked me to be his proxy to witness Salcedo Market’s Anniversary! Β He told me to look for Ms. Malyne Lorayes who was one of the founders of this event since 2004 which was held once a week every Saturday from 7am -2pm. πŸ™‚ Since I couldn’t find her during the time I got there I just walked around the place first to see what great treasures were in store in this place.

Located in the quiet side of Salcedo village, (LP leviste and Tordesillas St.) the community of Salcedo Village is very diverse, as foreigners find Makati an expat friendly city to reside. Most of the people who frequent the place are housewives living in the confines of Makati and Bel- Air, Call Center Agents and Workers who get out at 7am, Expats living around the area and of course Balikbayans who consider this place a must stop in their itinerary due to its elusive finds.

There is an evident diversity of products, and seems like a one stop shop where everyone can find anything they come for. I no longer need to travel all the way to Dangwa flower market for fresh flowers!

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Plants from all shapes and sizes can be found here! πŸ™‚Β 

During my leisurely stroll around the area a couple of stalls caught my eye and most were even offering free sampling of their products and mind you their products are actually quite good! πŸ™‚ Despite me being quite stingy at times I could not help but help myself and buy some of their products since I know that I couldn’t just find it anywhere else πŸ™‚

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The freshly grilled pork barbeque sticks are a must try! πŸ™‚Β 
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Tender, Succulent and Juicy patties were also being prepared and grilled as buyers just couldn’t get enough of these.Β 
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Large sausages were also being servedΒ 
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Tubs of cotton candy were also piled up as kids and adults all came in to buy these sweet treats! πŸ™‚Β 
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Fresh produce from the Market were probably the highlight of the Salcedo Market as housewives filled their plastic bags with their week long supply of market finds and fresh produce.Β 
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After walking around the area for quite some time Ms. Malyne and I finally met. She told me the story of how they all started here 12 years ago from only 14 vendors herself included wherein she sold Dinuguan and other food specialties. Now as they celebrate their 12th Anniversary they have grown to a stunning 160 vendors and it just keeps getting better every single year.Β 

She also gave me a tub of their newest addition to the Salcedo Market Family : “Salted Egg Chips” from The House of Chips owned by Klaudine Yapyuco and her twin sister Claire.

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Here’s how it looks like πŸ™‚ This tub costs around 390 bucks as of now they only do shipping and are accepting orders online. πŸ™‚ Follow their Ig account at HouseOfCrips! πŸ™‚Β 

Upon sampling it I must say it really was one of the best snacks that I ever tasted! πŸ™‚ The right mix of salted egg, basil and the crispy chips all seemed to complement each other to give off that taste like no other πŸ™‚ In less than 4 hours they were already sold out and I guess that only goes to show that this product would be the next big thing in the market πŸ™‚

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This is how it looks like up close πŸ™‚Β 

Indeed it was a Saturday well spent πŸ™‚

 

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