Dining Under the Stars in Mercato Centrale

If there is something that differentiates Filipinos from other people it is their love for food. Filipinos love eating no matter what the time of day and they simply adore both international and locale cuisines. This is why the people at BGC decided to come up with Mercato Centrale.

Considering how plenty of Filipinos love eating, especially when it is late at night, people from BGC decided that it is about time for them to have nightly food bazaars that will cater to the every hungry Filipino. Open on the weekends, Mercato Centrale starts at 10pm and goes on into the wee hours of the morning. Rain or shine, or in this case moonshine, people can come in and out of the well ventilated BGC tent at will with their takeout boxes or just their full stomachs.

There is no entrance fee when it comes to this. After finding a space for your car, all it takes is a short walk from the parking lot to the main tent itself and the minute you enter its doors, welcoming you will be the aroma of freshly cooked food. The numerous offerings might be a lot to take in at first but do not fret and take your time.

When it comes to this Taguig night spot, what you need to do is survey the area first. In this case, do consider going around the BGC tent once and look at all of the food before deciding on purchasing any item. The stalls or kiosks are arranged according to the food that they are offering so this will be a piece of cake.

The first series of stalls offer barbecued items on sticks. You can choose from traditional pork barbecue to a wide variety of stick food like fish balls, isaw (chicken or pork intestines), hotdogs, dried fish, and many more. Tell the cook what you want, pay for everything, and then come back for your order.

Afterwards, you will reach the Mexican section where all sorts of burritos, nachos, and enchiladas are offered. Following these are the roasts that have roasted chicken down to the ever popular roasted pig. Some of these stalls also offer deep fried options, which really are delicious heart attacks waiting to happen.

Then there are the famous steak and burger joints. One stall sells freshly grilled steaks that are thick and juicy. There is another stand that offers the Krispy Kreme burger which is basically a half pound of beef sandwiched in between a Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut.

After going around the tent, you will reach the desserts area first. This place offers sumptuous cakes and ice cream concoctions. There is one seller that infuses the cake mix with bacon and their most popular item is the bacon chocolate cake. Another popular option is the mochi, which is ice cream that is enveloped in sweet dumpling-like dough.

It all ends with drinks but you will get more than bottled water and sodas at Mercato Centrale. They have tons of fruit shake stands and stalls selling chilled juice concoctions. Milk tea is also available in these parts so you have a lot to choose from.

After getting all of your orders freshly cooked, it is now time to find yourself a table if you will be eating at the tent. They have a lot of seating space so this will not be a problem. Just see to it that you take it slow because you will end up with a lot of food for sure and rushed eating is not advisable.

Mercato Centrale
BGC Tent, Bonifacio Global City, The Fort, Taguig
Mercato Centrale Facebook Page

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  1. i love Mochiko & Johnny Steams! Gotta be back to try the others too… oh, don’t miss Manila Q’s bagwang and Manang’s Chicken too.

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