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Sunday Market at Centris Walk

Thursday, May 24, 2012

I like Sunday markets. There are always interesting finds in these markets. I have a friend who frequents these markets. She brings lunch from home tow work and sometimes she would share and say, I got this from the Sunday market. It's really, really good. And it is! Whatever, LONGGANISA, DANGGIT, fruits, etc. So, she was telling us how this Sunday market she went to moved to Eton Centris and it's bigger now and that we should go.

So, off we went my friend K and I with the TWERP in tow. It was late when we got there, around 10AM and it was HOT! T wasn't kidding. There was so much to see! We decided to just walk and stop if we find anything interesting. Right away I saw these long dresses that's looks really comfortable and cool to wear in this summer heat. I bought a YELLOW dress for P100. Too bad there weren't really nice dresses for Via. I did buy her one dress for P50 but well, for fifty pesos it was okay.

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Then we moved on to the food section. There were a lot of cooked food that was very hard to resist since we can smell how GOOD they would taste :) Still we restrained ourselves. We came upon the BACKYARD CHEF. I loved what this stall was selling. I bought one container of the Queso Kalabaw with Shiitake Mushrooms. I thought it was expensive but I love cheese so I bought one. It's mixed with olive oil to preserve it. The BACKYARD CHEF had other variations with of the Queso Kalabaw. I am definitely coming back here to try them all. He also had this Tamarind sauce that's good as a dip or as a salad dressing.  We were really interested in his food stuff that we asked him if he was a chef by profession. No, he said he was a retired engineer and this is his passion. I ate the Queso Kalabaw with toasted sourdough bread. It was super. I think it would also go well with crackers or to mix with pasta.

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Next we went to the produce section. The vegetables were fresh and healthy looking despite the heat. We bought DUHAT for P65/half kilo. Was disappointed though because it wasn't sweet.

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Our last stop was the plant section. K bought two indoor plants for only P100 each. When the plants at home die, which they will because they don't get enough sun and air and whatever plants need, I'll buy plants when we come back. You might be thinking why buy plants when I expect them to die. Well, a Feng Shui person told me I had to have plants in the kitchen and this part of our house that was a "portal" for spirits. I don't super believe in it, well maybe a little bit. She asked if I felt fatigued all the time which I was. Once I put place those plants where she told me to and put up some pictures of the woods and mountains on the wall separating the bedroom and the kitchen, I did feel better. No more fatigue. She said the proximity of the kitchen to my bedroom was draining my energy. Okay, so I need to have plants in the house. The lady who sold K her plants said that those thrived indoors and hardly needed sun and water. So that's what I will buy. Hopefully, we can keep it healthy.

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We didn't stay very long because of the heat and because we were very hungry but next time, we will come a little earlier so Via could try the slides that we saw as well as be able to look at  the other areas we didn't get to.

Linking up with Food Trip Friday!

Happy Weekend!

80 comments:

the food dude May 25, 2012 at 10:50 PM  

The Backyard Chef's Queso sounds delicious, great find!

Luna Miranda May 26, 2012 at 9:24 AM  

i love going to Sunday market, too. been planning to go to the Salcedo Market but it's the oppressing heat that has been stopping me from going. i usually buy organic veggies and home-made goodies.:p

Luna Miranda May 26, 2012 at 9:25 AM  

i love going to Sunday market, too. been planning to go to the Salcedo Market but it's the oppressive heat that has been stopping me from going. i usually buy organic veggies and home-made goodies.:p

Tetcha May 26, 2012 at 4:59 PM  

This is the first time I heard about Queso Kalabaw, and I'm interested to try it, too! I haven't gone to Sunday markets before, but it's one of the things I'd really love to do. I hope I can convince hubby to go with me to a Sunday market soon.

FoodTripFriday May 27, 2012 at 2:48 AM  

Ang dami ng mga weekend food market around the metro, kaya hindi na nakakaboring ang weekend!!!

mommynuts May 27, 2012 at 9:06 AM  

I love Sunday Market too as it is the only time where you could get the freshest. dropping by here late, was busy last week.. Happy Food Trip friday!

admin,  May 28, 2012 at 3:16 AM  

Sarap talaga, I plan to go again soon just for the Queso Kalabaw :)

anne lei May 29, 2012 at 4:31 PM  

parang gusto kong pumunta jan. meron ba jan sis na hydroplants? gusto ko kasing magalaga nun. About queso kalabaw, is that kesong puti? there are already many variations of that. You can find it in CLSU Nueva Ecija.

leira May 29, 2012 at 4:49 PM  

i love Sunday Markets too but ayoko talaga nang mainit. pero the food looks yummy

Maye Domencil May 29, 2012 at 5:25 PM  

If only I have nearer to the place, siguro every SUnday andyan kami, hehe. Sarap mag-food trip nyan!

Mommy Maye (http://momayes.blogspot.com)

Belle May 29, 2012 at 5:33 PM  

for a frugal mom like me, Sunday markets are the best!

Lady May 29, 2012 at 5:47 PM  

This one is near our house but I don't know how to get there by jeep or fx. :/ Would you happen to know how? We are near SM north.

I could hire a taxi but the cost *gah!*

I don't know about Feng shui...but plants brightens up a room and also produces fresh oxygen. It is also credited for reducing heat inside the house. I am struggling with keeping plants alive inside my house too!! Good luck to both of us :)

Allan May 29, 2012 at 5:50 PM  

Meron din palang ganitong market sa metro especially sa my Centris. Akala ko sa mga public markets lang may ganito. Maybe, we will visit this market one sunday.

Allan (http://chemist9861.blogspot.com)

michi May 29, 2012 at 6:23 PM  

i also enjoy sunday market in salcedo, well, those were the days. i tried soderno but they still have limited stalls.

Paula May 29, 2012 at 6:35 PM  

We love fruits. Aside from the apple in the pic I don't know the name of the other fruits. I found out if the fruit is not sweet we just leave it alone for a day or two, wait for it to become ripe to fully enjoy. :)

Corbylove May 29, 2012 at 7:05 PM  

so Queso Kalabaw is also kesong puti right? I'll buy some plants there if i have free time. :)

CorbyLove

chrisair May 29, 2012 at 8:22 PM  

gusto ko try yung Backyard chefs food

admin,  May 29, 2012 at 9:40 PM  

Hmmm I guess it is kesong puti :)

admin,  May 29, 2012 at 9:41 PM  

Matagal na din meron. Yung mga nauna sa Velasquez Park in Makati una ko napuntahan.

admin,  May 29, 2012 at 9:43 PM  

I think FX going to Cubao or bus going to Makati, Baclaran. It's along EDSA so I don't think there's jeep going through there.

admin,  May 29, 2012 at 9:43 PM  

Food Trip talaga! :)

Vernz@ Family Eats and Travels May 29, 2012 at 10:29 PM  

wow you have a pretty sossy sunday market.. all those veggies look great.. sadly the duhat is not sweet... but awesome!

Aileen May 29, 2012 at 10:35 PM  

Maybe I should try going there one of these days. Looks like a nice market. Like Lady, I wonder how I'll get there. Will try to figure it out somehow. :-)

Cristine May 29, 2012 at 11:03 PM  

Na-miss ko tuloy ang kesong puti. Perfect sa hot pandesal :)

Nice May 30, 2012 at 12:45 AM  

wow! you often find cheaper products on Sunday markets and you'll be guaranteed that it is fresh too... great post!

Gelo May 30, 2012 at 2:00 AM  

sana meron din sa amin na ganyan

Mitchteryosa May 30, 2012 at 2:02 AM  

Anything na may market kahit pa hindi Sunday makakasurvive ako dyan haha! Lalo na kung naggagandahang presyo!

Eccentric Yet Happy May 30, 2012 at 3:44 AM  

nde ko alam na may Sunday market sa Centris. Mapuntahan nga

Rae,  May 30, 2012 at 5:05 AM  

I miss eating duhat, wala na akong nakikitang duhat masyado.

Jhari May 30, 2012 at 5:10 AM  

Ang saya dun sa part ng mga daster. Tamang tama sa init ng panahon.

Shadz May 30, 2012 at 7:20 AM  

Sunday markets are <3. Instant venue for family bonding or photographing. :D

helena May 30, 2012 at 8:35 AM  

Wow! Centris has a Sunday Market? :D I think I'll go for those Shiitake Mushrooms. Thanks for sharing this, and really nice photos to boot!

Jessica Cassidy May 30, 2012 at 12:34 PM  

I miss this so very much :-( Living in America is really different :-(

admin,  May 30, 2012 at 4:39 PM  

Oo nga, sayang lang hindi din matamis yung duhat pero okay na din.

admin,  May 30, 2012 at 4:40 PM  

Ay oo, sarap!

admin,  May 30, 2012 at 4:41 PM  

I had to Google hydroplants hahaha but I don't think they have it there. Mostly indoor plants.

Pearl May 30, 2012 at 7:18 PM  

I like those plants! Faye is into gardening now :-) she asked me to buy her some flower seeds, and right now she's busy watering her pots everyday.

Daddy Yashiro May 30, 2012 at 11:10 PM  

Sunday markets can sure stretch your budget. Not only that there are some good buys they are also worth it. There are no Sunday Market in our(I think) because we're already near the market.

Elaine Chua May 31, 2012 at 12:46 AM  

wow they sure sell variety of items from food, plants and clothes.

http://khyutee.wordpress.com

Thess Enriquez May 31, 2012 at 1:37 AM  

Queso kalabaw seems nice. Haven't tried it even though there are many sellers of kalabaw milk in Nueva Ecija. Enjoy it!

theresa May 31, 2012 at 2:58 AM  

that's the advantage being in the Metro. you can experience Sunday markets or evening markets.. none here in the province. meron man, super dalang! :(

Jessica Cassidy May 31, 2012 at 3:13 AM  

I love the veggies....miss buying them in fresh :-) Dropping by from Food Trip Friday

Dominique@Dominique's Desk May 31, 2012 at 3:18 AM  

That really looks like a fun place to visit.

Kristen May 31, 2012 at 3:35 AM  

i love weekend markets! as always, i'm on the lookout for new stuff to eat. i like going early morning, just after jogging. kainan agad! :D

Farida May 31, 2012 at 8:23 AM  

I love Sunday markets too :D We frequent this place though I think most of the items here are quite pricey compared to the other weekend markets we've been to.

admin,  May 31, 2012 at 2:46 PM  

But produce in the province is fresh and fruits are abundant. :)

Vera May 31, 2012 at 4:57 PM  

I went to this Sunday market once or twice when they were still having it at the Lung Center. My dad regularly goes there too even now that it's at Centris. He often buys our food there. And yes, it's quite yummy. I should visit this again soon. :)

reese May 31, 2012 at 8:35 PM  

haven't tasted a queso kalabaw...different pa ba ito sa kesong puti?

Chan May 31, 2012 at 8:46 PM  

I haven't been there yet. Looks like fun.

Kero May 31, 2012 at 9:20 PM  

great place to visit!

Marinella May 31, 2012 at 10:19 PM  

:( I'm a sucker for market. But I am trying to deal with it.

Mona May 31, 2012 at 11:08 PM  

How i wish we have sunday market in our place, i will definitely find good products. Oh, love all the fruits and veggies you shared!

yuuki May 31, 2012 at 11:11 PM  

i love tiangge and markets too where i can haggle with the prices

Jona,  June 1, 2012 at 1:40 AM  

Sarap bumili ng plants.

Rosemarie_Pinay Singlemom June 1, 2012 at 5:15 AM  

No wonder most of us loves Sunday, its a family day and food trip day

Olga June 1, 2012 at 7:38 AM  

We've never tried weekend markets yet. Do you think it would be fine to bring toddlers to the sunday market at Centris? It's not that far from our place and we'd love to visit it one of these days.

Gil Camporazo June 1, 2012 at 2:34 PM  

Sunday markets? Why Sunday? Is it open only every Sunday? I wonder why it is called Sunday markets!

Yannie June 1, 2012 at 3:28 PM  

This is one activity that I miss back home. My mom and I usually do Sunday marketing as early as 6. It's good to go early because it's not that hot and you can pick best and fresh foods.

admin,  June 1, 2012 at 5:06 PM  

Yes, they are only there on Sundays :)

admin,  June 1, 2012 at 5:08 PM  

I brought my three-year old so it's fine although we didn't stay long because of the heat.

admin,  June 1, 2012 at 5:09 PM  

I'm not good at haggling :(

admin,  June 1, 2012 at 5:09 PM  

Parang pareho lang but this one kasi may timpla with olive oil and peppers or shiitake mushroom.

cheerful June 1, 2012 at 7:01 PM  

wow, such fun day to be there, daming goodies! :) saan po eto exactly? i hope we can visit weekend/sunday market in pinas soon, i am so looking forward. hehehe! visiting late from FTF, hope to see you around. thanks and have a great week. :)

admin,  June 1, 2012 at 7:27 PM  

It's corner of quezon avenue and EDSA. Thanks for the visit :)

kat June 1, 2012 at 10:15 PM  

This looks like a nice place to shop and eat. For sure, I will ahve the will to eat than the will to shop. :D

Lizzie@Make More Money Online June 2, 2012 at 1:18 AM  

Wow! Andaming pwedeng bilihin. :) I love shopping during Sundays kasi most items are on sale especially the clothes!

cam sur guides June 2, 2012 at 7:14 AM  

too many things to buy, oh women loves shopping but were saving for something.

jewel June 2, 2012 at 2:33 PM  

i love discovering healthy foods on weekend market :)

Lalah June 2, 2012 at 8:22 PM  

I love Sunday Markets, you can always get good finds at much lesser price. :)

Verna June 3, 2012 at 6:36 AM  

My lola loves quesong kalabaw. Too bad, malayo kami sa market na yan.

Taylor June 3, 2012 at 8:26 AM  

I've always loved going to markets. Sometimes you can find really great bargains.

Jerminix June 3, 2012 at 6:24 PM  

Great find, it is good to know there are these kind of stores wherein the prices are lower compared to malls.

Miss `Chievous June 3, 2012 at 8:53 PM  

The vegies look so fresh! I miss buying things in the market.

sarah June 4, 2012 at 5:06 AM  

I love going to the market . The best time to go there is early morning. This is one of the things that I look forward to when I visit my mom at the province.

redamethyst June 4, 2012 at 7:09 PM  

haven't tried kesong kalabaw or puti, but my brother says its so delicious.

jackie June 4, 2012 at 9:40 PM  

Going to the market will widen your perspective (in buying LOL!)

(¯`•¸Geca¸•´¯) June 5, 2012 at 2:17 AM  

I love browsing products and trying on clothes or accessories at Sunday Markets! Too hot during the day here in the Philippines so I prefer going at night so weather has cooled down a bit :D

His Unfailing Love June 6, 2012 at 3:58 PM  

How I wish I could visit this place too...It's interesting!

Janice June 11, 2012 at 7:30 PM  

Sunday market sounds superb. Lots of great finds in it.

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