When I was still a night-owl worker ant (owl and an ant?!) and time permits, we'd go here to have our Eastern Time lunch with the rest of the team.
But I was quite surprised that the Ortigas Banchetto now has a new location. The new location for this foodie market is at Meralco Avenue. So if you came from C5 and you are driving along Julia Vargas, take a left to Meralco Ave. You won't miss it, it is on the left side.
For our main course, we ordered a bunch of barbecued items from them peoples selling grilled food. We ordered barbecued isaw manok (chicken intestine), isaw baboy (pork intestine) and pwet ng manok (chicken ass) plus three cups of rice.
|Another Cooking Masterboy flashback|
mini-tacos in Mercato though. Those ones, though too big for my mouth, were delicious. Unlike these sad tacos. They barely had anything in them and the salsa was bland.
Need more tables and chairs.
What we like:
The barbecued treats, the ddokbboki and the corn dog
This place is a fitting food haven for you nocturnal folks, people searching for a food fuel after a night of partying or for folks who like a wide array of food in the dead of the night.
Also, you should probably visit from 1 am onwards as the crowds have dissipated by this time. If you visit before that, prepare to brave a sea of human bodies that do not acknowledge the concept of personal space.
How to contact them and how to get there?
Phone: 63 922 8800861
63 943 3664622
63 2 3436833
Here is the Banchetto online site.
1. BANCHETTO-SMCUBAO@Araneta Center SATURDAY & SUNDAY afternoons
2. BANCHETTO-MERALCO AVENUE along Meralco Avenue FRIDAY nights
3. BANCHETTO-FORUM@Pioneer WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY nights
4. BANCHETTO-SHOPWISE@Bagumbayan near eastwood TUESDAY nights
Here is the map to the Meralco Ave. The rest of the photos you can see in the Banchetto site.
|(Photo from http://www.banchettomanila.com)|