Monster Burger at Legaspi Market

After succeeding days without electricity in the house (and in most of Metro Manila) after that surprise typhoon Basyang, I finally got to sit down and write (type?) again. I hope everyone and their families are safe and sound.
I’ve heard many good things about this once-a-week food fiesta in the heart of Makati, the so called market for the rich and (in)famous, known as the Legaspi Market. When the boyfriend‘s family invited me to go with them one Sunday, I gladly tagged along with my trusty camera, Igor, in tow. 
Sunday market
Legaspi Market happens every Sunday on what is usually a parking lot on the corner of Rufino and Legaspi streets in Legaspi Village, Makati. They usually open early, around 7am (the mass starts at 9) and close shop about midday to after lunch. Tents are put up and food stalls are lined up to entice you with the lovely smells of their unique dishes. Fresh produce are also sold, along with an assortment of unusual and interesting food products.
Assorted food choices at Legaspi Market

The first thing we did was to stop by this Spanish booth in one of the corners because their lengua‘s good reputation is known far and wide. Testament to this was the empty trays  in their stall by the time we got there. I’ll have to go back again to try it another time.
We went around a couple times to see what’s available and still open for business. The smoke coming from Monster Burger’s grillers was one of the things that drew us to their booth. Another is their inch-thick slabs of pure beef patties.
Half pound burger patties

These, ladies and gentlemen, are Monster Burger’s glorious half pound burger patties for their half pound burger that can be bought for just one hundred and thirty pesos (p130)! That’s a very good price for a burger of this size. I just realized that I have no pictures of the entire burger- with the bun, vegies and condiments. We scarfed down the burger too quickly.

The patty was a little on the bland side, but that can be fixed with a little bit of ketchup, it’s better to be a little bland than salty. The burger sure was meaty, juicy and pretty heavy. It’s a pretty good deal. You don’t get half pound burgers for that price around these parts.

 Signage and prices

Quarter pounder burgers are also being sold at Monster Burger for seventy five pesos. That’s more affordable than other quarter pound burgers I know. They also sell frozen burger patties if you want to throw a burger party (and you can pretend you made your own burgers ^_~).

Because we got to the market around noon, the stalls were about ready to pack up. And as expected from any place with concrete floors and just tarpauline as shelter at noon, the place was sweltering. All the same, it was an enjoyable and unique experience. We found out about Monster Burger’s burgers, and went home with happy tummies and various goodies!


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