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Eyeball and Eating at Mangan , SM North Branch

It was bright sunny morning  March 12, 2017 when we had some sort of eyeball and small salu-salo with small group of friends at Centris Sunday Market . It had been a while when i last visited the market.

Dendrobium Ceasar hybrids

I left past 8:00 am and arrived around 9:30 am at the market . There were a lot of buyers and some native orchids , ornamental plants , potted flowering plants still being sold . Bought a couple of Dendrobium Ceasar hybrids from a stall which sourced their orchids from Bulacan .  This orchid hybrid used to be commonly cultivated in our neighborhood along with Dendrobium Sonia Bom and Dendrobium University of Hawaii way back in the late 1980’s up to early part of the 21st century .  I have not seen them being grown except for a few houses within our neighborhood.

Dendrobium anosmum variety giganteum

There are a lot of new buyers , preferring orchids and blooming plants with flowers ( some of them prefer live potted plants) Bought  1  small clump of Dendrobium anosmum variety giganteum with flowers from Kuya James ( trader ).

Buyers must have a keen set of eyes to differentiate the varieties , for untrained eyes – those orchid species may all look the same. The said variety was collected somewhere in the mountains of Kalinga province . This variety had bigger flowers and larger lip compared to the ordinary Dendrobium anosmum and much longer canes ( pseudobulbs ) . Was lucky enough to buy the last one ! My friend bought Dendrobium sanderae variety major .

Our group also saw, Sir Norberto Bautista and Mr. Jayson Sahagun buying some colorful orchid hybrids and variegated vanilla orchid which will be exhibited at O.B. Montessori mini-orchid show .

Mangan SM North EDSA branch ( Annex building ) 

We then commuted MRT Quezon Avenue to Trinoma and eventually walked toward SM North EDSA via the elevated walkways . We saw two more friends Philip Reyes and Jose Juan Paraiso ( not seen him for over 1 year ).  We have a short chit-chat before our small group decided to dine in at Mangan restaurant and have some kind of Filipino dish for some change.

We are also lucky that we arrived around past 11:30 am , when there are few customers and our group was seated at the couch area.  The capacity of the restaurant is about 100 pax .

We ordered the following list of menus:

appetizer complimentary snack which is fried camote chips

Lechon Paksiw -which our group liked , Adobong Pusit , Ginataang Gabi with Dulong ,Fried Okoy , 4 cups of rice , 2 tibok-tibok and 1 halo-halo for our desserts.

fried okoy

We did not like the ginataaang gabi , since it had a different gabi leaves and not the aromatic ones and  there is not much gata , however we liked the crispy dulong fried fish. While not too fond with the halo-halo serve.

tibok-tibok

Mangan version of halo-halo with syrup

Overall , we liked the ambiance of the restaurant – the waiters are very courteous and there is a mini library where one can read the books while waiting for their meal to be served.  We paid about Php 1,500 bill which included the tax and service fees.

We left past 1:00pm on our way home and have a meaningful meal, happy with our Sunday Loot !

Address: SM North Edsa , Annex Building 

Contact : 332-2320

Note: All opinions express are from the author and his group which ate at the Mangan restaurant SM North Edsa -Annex branch . 

 

 

 

Manyaman Mangan Restaurant in Glorietta 2

Manyaman is delicious in Kapampangan language . This is not our first time to eat at this Kapampangan fine dining restaurant .

Mangan Glorietta 2, Makati

This is one of the regional food that is quite close to our hearts . Since 2001, Mangan Restaurant has been serving Filipino food that celebrates the uniqueness of Kapampangan cuisine. From the name of the brand which means “Let’s eat”, it has become the company tagline in enticing guests to try and enjoy home cooked meals despite their busy schedules.

Kapampangan Culinary Magic “Mangan” is the Pampango word for eat. This restaurant is quite accessible to the commuting public as this is near MRT Ayala -Makati station . The restaurant boast of larger sitting capacity of between 120 to 130 people at any given time .

bibingka

There was some sort of contest for online group and we were grouped into 4 persons per group . We were given 10 minutes to review the menus. After the short 10 minutes , Our group was given 3 kinds of dishes which  we all guessed correctly .

tibok-tibok with latik ( Php 120) per serving

There was a tie between our group ( together with Astig writers and founder Mr. Dennison Uy  )  and group 3 , which is just adjacent table – the host made our eyes closed and one of our team member fed me a dessert . I was thinking that it could be maja blanca or tibok-tibok since this is a Kapampangan dessert and i have not tasted any corn bits. Giving a wild guess and whispering to the host . Our group got it right ! It was creme ala creme of the night !

Menus 

 sisig , crispy pata , crispy pata- diablo , bulalo , bibingka 

Mangan had three kinds of pata – Prichon Pata , Patang Demonyo ( spicy ) and Original Crispy Pata

aligi rice

kare-kare

pancit pusit

This is another specialty dish which uses squid ink and squid as part of the ingredients. We liked the kamias and chicharon ( pork cracking ) as toppings. MUST TRY

pancit puti 

This is another MUST TRY for those who wanted a different taste and version of our pancit with shredded chicken .

Desserts

puto bumbong

fruit shakes

online writers, media and guests take time for a souvenir shot

Address: Glorietta 2, Ayala Center, Office Dr, Makati, 1224 Metro Manila
Phone:(02) 625 5288
Operation : Everyday -10:00 am to 9:00 pm 

Note : prices are subject to change without prior notification .