Sunday slow down

I’ve been hearing great things about the Legaspi Sunday market, but in all my years of living within the Makati area, I’ve never gone to that. I made up my mind to go there after I attended a cooking demo by Anabel Tanco at The Maya Kitchen. She made this delicious almond milk that I can’t get enough of, and she said she sells it at the Legaspi and Salcedo markets. So off I went, dragging Drew and Toni with me.

I love Legaspi market. I love the small town, relaxed party vibe it exuded. I had a list of things I wanted to eat, thanks to my online research, but with so much to see and taste, I couldn’t make up my mind. While my friends immediately found what they wanted to eat, I was waffling between the pizza and the takoyaki (which I really have to try one of these days to see if it compares to Hana’s).

Finally, I settled on Wagyu shawarma. I initially thought about getting a burger but the price sort of made me back down, deciding on the shawarma which was a hundred bucks less. The shawarma is big, and bursting with filling. The meat is flavorful and soft, and none of it got stuck between my teeth. I demolished it in less than ten minutes. 🙂

We spent a few minutes just lounging, taking pictures of our toys (yes, twentysomething kids we are). A group of people were playing music just behind us, and it was all very bohemian. Kulang nalang dagat, masayang masaya na ako. Toni and I also bought crepe flambe from this French guy named Gigi. He was singing while cooking, which made me wonder if all French cooks do that, or if it’s just in the cartoons/shows. The crepe was light and had the right amount of sweetness. It didn’t seem to look like much but I liked it. I’d like to try the other flavors.

We headed out a little past 1 PM, passing by a stall that sells homemade ice cream made with carabao’s milk. It was very sweet, but creamy. I think I’d like to experiment with this if I have the time at home.

I always like walking around the Makati business district on weekends. It seems so empty, which makes it perfect for exploring. We walked along the back roads to get to Ayala center (which also became the elusive search for a trash can). We ended up at Travel Cafe Philippines for coffee and tea and tried their bangus pizza. I’m still craving for their pancit buco.

Shabby and Maru arrived and we headed to Ayala for the Caracol festival. Marco was already there, and the parade started at 4 PM. We managed to get the middle and tail end of the parade. I was more excited by the fact that Ayala Avenue is closed and I can do what I please. There’s a lot of interesting angles you won’t normally get if you walk along the sidewalk.

Caracol was originally the fiesta of Brgy. Bangkal, but the Makati City government adopted it as its own. Like any fiesta, students from the schools within the area participate in the parade for cash prizes. Bongga.

Spent the rest of the afternoon just hanging around.


  1. I super ♥ Legaspi market. This place is a main source of countless goodies like organic veggies, green smoothies, wagyu beef, meltique steaks, tita ope’s lasagnas and chocolate cupcakes, iberian chicken, paella negra, budbud suman, year-round puto bumbong, yogurt pops, pistachio baklava, ginormous chicken kebabs, yogurt shakes…oh, I can go on and on! ☺

    Glad you loved it and you should be back more often.

    1. I’m planning to come back as often as I can! Makati’s out of my way but considering it’s the weekend, I don’t really have to worry too much about the commute. There’s still a lot I have to try, and I’m definitely getting some almond milk the next time. 🙂

  2. Wow! I made a quick stop recently to get incense sticks and Waraji slippers for my parents. I’d make a comeback talaga! Aside from the food, yung elemi aromatherapy oils from Rituals. Anti-ageing eh. Hahaha!

    Love the bohemian percussionists there, too! They make the place more relaxed.

    Fris, can we meet up before the service and explore this market? *gives Puss in the Boots eyes* No rush naman, ayaw ng tuhod ko ng ganyan. :))

    1. I’m thinking of going back this Sunday, if I’m awake by then. I’m thinking of getting the Waraji slippers too, or some of the handmade bags na medyo mahal pero cute. I must also try the deep dish pizza and the mushroom burger. Too bad my stomach can only take so much.

  3. Darn it! I want to go!!! Kelan tayo puwede? Wala ka this weekend, right? Plus I have to go to bookware on Sat. Can we plan this? And our Corregidor trip too!

    1. Yeah, this Sunday I can’t. Uuwi ako ng Zambales. 🙂 Anytime between the next week and my birthday week is fine. 🙂

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