Manila Weekend Market Goes Full Blast

Ermita, Malate, Paco, Pandacan, Manila, Makati residents and bazaaristas would be happy to know that there is an upcoming weekend bazaar. The weekend bazaar will be held at the parking area of UN Square Mall which is divided into several sections like food, fashion accessories, ready to wear shirts, regional products, plants, small mammals, pet supplies, art works, orchids, home decors, t-shirts, cacti and succulents, pots among others.

Venue: UN Square Parking, United Nations Ave. Cor. San Marcelino Street, Ermita, Manila
Booth Size: 2m x 2m
Market Schedule: Every Saturdays and Sundays, Opens(4:00am-6:00pm)

Products to Sell: Plants, Planting materials , accessories, foods, fruits drinks, dry goods like ready to wear dress, furniture and more. Wet market sellers are welcome too.

The weekend market will be at the parking area and will start on May 18 and 19 Saturday and Sunday from 4:00 am until 6:00 pm and for inquiries please call:  09391290444 / 09267488898

UN Square Mall

This is in cooperation with UN Square Mall , Manila Bulletin and Agriculture Magazine.

How to Commute

UN Square Mall is located just less than 50 meters away from LRT line 1 United Nations Avenue. Accessible in all modes of transportation like jeep, auv express, passenger bus.

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Great Dishes at Srinidhi’s Cafe

Srinidhi’s Cafe serves south Indian dishes. We took time to eat at this Indian restaurant after attending a short talk at the recently concluded Cactus Fiesta Fair 4 held at UN Square Mall.

Srinidhi’s Cafe

The restaurant had already established a following among local Indian , Sri Lankan and even Pakistani residents. They also offer unlimited rice promo for their dishes.

It can accommodate between 30 to 50 people at any given time, with modern ambiance. One can adjust the amount of spiciness by telling the waitress your preference.

menu

Chicken Biryani – a highly aromatic and well-seasoned one-pot dish we would highly recommend this dish- Ideal for sharing between 2 to 3 people.

We ordered 1 chicken biryani rice, 1 south indian dish combo meal which comes with soup and unlimited white rice. 1 fish fry and 1 grilled fish.

soup had some spices, slices of tomatoes and vegetables.

grilled fish with some chopped cabbage, onions and slice of lemon.

fish pry with with sauteed cabbage, onions – We prefer this dish over the grilled fish which seems to be over cooked.

l-r Ms. Surya Nasmaskar, Mr. Frandel Recto along with Ms. Anita Are, Mrs. Luz Santa Ana

Overall, We would recommend this place for all those craving for Indian dishes.

Address: ground floor UN Square Mall, United Nations Avenue corner San Marcelino Street, Ermita, Manila

Operations: 10:00 AM – 9:30 PM Everyday

Contact : 0949- 118 1502

Duo Halo-halo and other Dishes at Kuya J, UN Square Mall

Duo halo-halo which combines milk and ube, roasted chicken, kaldereta, pinakbet are just some of the well known Filipino desserts and dishes served at Kuya J restaurant UN Square Mall branch.

Kuya J’s UN Square Mall branch is fitted with well-lighted and sophisticated interiors, while serving well-designed and well-executed native dishes that cut across regional palates.

pinakbet

Pinakbet had okra, bitter melon, squash, string beans, meat and shrimp paste. (Php 198 ) for sharing between 2 to 4 people.

roasted chicken

Roasted chicken also tried their version of their roasted chicken, It serve with slice tomatoes and cucumber and can be shared with 2 to 4 persons. The meat is tender and mildly spice. One can add hot sauce or liver sauce to add taste.

Beef Kaldereta we like the tender beef meat and the sauce, the slices of potatoes and carrot . Php 415 for sharing between 2 to 4 persons.

Duo Halo-halo

Duo Halo-halo which combines milk and ube flavors, The shave ice had infuse flavors, similar to the more popular halo-halo brands in the market. The halo-halo is not too sweet and just right. It is topped with corn flakes and leche flan with the usual mixed like saba banana , gelatin and strips of coconut. Php 109 is quite irresistible especially with the hot weather.

Note: Prices posted in this blog is subject to change without prior notice. The author is not connected with the management of the restaurant.

Kuya J Restaurant

Address: ground floor of UN Square Mall, San Marcelino street corner United Nations Avenue in Ermita, Manila.

Operations: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm Everyday

Holy Week operations might differ from Maundy Thursday to Black Saturday

Big Winners of Cactus Fiesta Fair Pop-up Tillandsia Competition

Pop-Up Pick a Plant which is a major partner at the Cactus Fiesta Fair 4 held at UN Square Mall along San Marcelino street corner United Nations Avenue, Ermita, Manila.

Pop-up pick a plant held a tillandsia competition from dozens of entries. The winners were announced on April 6, 2019 Saturday late afternoon.

Small Tillandsia
F4 T. loliacea

Bulbous Tillandsia
E2 T. seleriana

Rosette Tillandsia
D4 T. xerographica

Ionantha hybrid
B6 T. Rio Hondo x ionantha Guatemala

Rosette Hybrid
C3 T. Eric Knobloch x capitata Maroon

Best Species Winner
D4 Tillandsia xerographica

Best Hybrid Winner
G4 T. Joy

During the silent charity auction at Cactus Fiesta Fair 4 Pick a Plant Manila Pop-up enable to get Php 66,400 which will be given to charity beneficiary .

T. Eric Knobloch variegated form 39,000 peso
T. lotteae 8,500 peso
T. ionantha Crested 5,000 peso
T. Joel Superior 5,000 peso
T. A Rare Jewel 5,000 peso
T. Impostor 3,900 peso

Note: Information gathered thru the official FB page of Pick a Plant Manila Pop-Up

 

 

Cactus Fiesta Fair 4 in UN Square Mall

Cactus Fiesta Fair 4 was organize by National Cactus and Succulent Organization of the Philippines Inc. (NCSOPi)  in partnership with UN Square Mall, Manila Bulletin and Agriculture Magazine. The exhibit will be held from April 5 to 7, 2019.

Schedule of Activities

schedule-of-activities

The opening will be held on April 5, 2019 with a simple ribbon cutting ceremonies at past 9:00 am and there will be talks, lectures, raffles, table top competition, live plant auction and sale from some of the exhibits.

pick-a-plant

In line with this event, Pick a Plant ( one of Singapore’s largest plant retailers and seller of Tillandsia) will be having their booth at the exhibit. For those who will buy plant at their booth there is a chance of getting free tillandsia.

cactus-and-succulent-table-top-competition

table top competition guidelines

Table top competition set aside two major categories: Cactus and Succulent. The winners of the competition will get cash prizes, ribbon and trophy. acceptance of  entries will be from April 5 at 9:00am to April 6 – 12:00 nn.

pot-in-a-pot-challenge

pot in a pot challenge

Another exciting competition which is open to the general public is the pot in a pot challenge in which dish garden from size 8 to 10 inches in diameter will be accepted.  The organization had an active FB page with more than 100,000 members, making this one of the largest plant group in the country.

Contact Persons: Mr.Ronald Panelo or Mr. Karl Calica ( +63 995 937 1001) via FB  Email : secretariat.ncsopi@gmail.com.

Please mark your calendar and unlike other plant shows, This does not have any entrance fees !