The Bacolod Weekend Farmers Market is receiving attention for being a lot more than a place to buy produce! There is a wonderful baker selling her fabulous bread and other baked delights. There is also a very nice food court at the farmers market where a Japanese chef serves up fresh ramen noodles every Saturday until 6pm.
The Weekend Farmers Market is located on Magsaysay Street, between Luxur Place Hotel and the Asia Brewery Sales Office.
I ordered a bowl of the fresh ramen noodles and I really enjoyed them very much! Last Saturday, the price also included Japanese ice tea. These are not prefab noodles by any means! I watched its preparation in progress. First, the Japanese chef placed the noodles in a wire basket and he then place them in a large stock pot. Once ready, he put them in a bowl and began the process of producing a fabulous bowl of ramen. Next came the slices of pork roast, 1/4 sliced boiled egg and garnished with chopped green onions. The chef carefully ladled the ramen broth, slowly, as not to disturb his creation. Soy sauce, black pepper and Japanese hot sauce were available according to taste and I added black pepper and a little hot sauce.
Without putting anyone down or being critical, the ramen at the food court are the best I had in Bacolod during the last 4 years!
I always tell expats that they will be amazed with the good food found n the Bacolod Area. These are loaves of German Style Pumpernickel Rye! Imagine finding this at a Farmers Market in the Philippines! The price is P45 per loaf and they are really great.
There is also a pick and pay section at the Farmers Market and a great deal if you do not mind picking your own vegetables. Each Saturday at the farmers market is different and you never know what you will find from among the many vendors. Several weeks ago, we bought a large bag of fresh scallops for P200.
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