Greenfield Weekend Market
Greenfield District Central Park, Shaw Boulevard corner Mayflower Street, Mandaluyong City
Open from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. (Saturday)

( There are many reasons to look forward to the weekend, like sleeping in, catching up with friends, and eating out—in new restaurants and places, of course. The Greenfield Weekend Market gives you a taste of everything good about weekends.

Only a few blocks away from the MRT Shaw Boulevard Station, the weekend market has all sorts of sellers lining its perimeter. Here, you can expect piles of pre-loved books and vinyl records to dig through amid various Asian and Western dishes. That’s not all—there’s always chill music come nighttime. Whether you feel like sipping coffee or chugging booze, this Saturday bazaar is a good option when you’re looking to break the weekend monotony. Make sure you don’t miss these crave-worthy bites:

The Sisig Sticks (P99/three pieces) are sisig bits and chopped veggies rolled into a thick and savory deep-fried roll. Fruity Chicken Company’s golden creation comes with mayonnaise and a red onion and chili dip that completes this Filipino favorite with a twist. But unlike the usual sisig, these snackable sticks won’t give you a heart attack because it’s made of lean chicken breast. Interestingly, chicken tendons are added to the mixture to add crunch and texture. It’s great for pairing with beer.

For orders and inquiries, contact Mau Bonifacio at 0917-887-7000 or log on to Fruity Chicken Company’s Facebook page.

Octopus Takoyaki
‘s grills are shipped straight from the home of takoyaki, Osaka, but they cook their takoyaki in true Tokyo fashion—golden and crispy on the outside, with a gooey explosion of fresh octopus bits, puffed tenkasu (tempura bread crumbs), beni shoga (red pickled ginger), and onion leaks waiting inside. The Original (P168) takoyaki boat is topped with smoky bonito flakes and a generous drizzle of Japanese mayo. The trick is to devour the entire takoyaki ball in one bite to enjoy all its textures. If you really want to appreciate the octopus, go for the Tetsuyu Takoyaki (P188), with just some good ol’ tempura sauce as dip.