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Kantina: The Newest Market To Hit The Town

We’re cutting into the Delightful Davao series today to share this new find called Kantina.

Watch out Banchetto and Mercato Centrale, there’s a new food market that has just launched and is ready to serve night noms to late night crowds who want to have a simple warm meal before heading home. Kantina is the latest one to join the night market bandwagon.

We found out about it only by chance, and boy, am I glad. Friday night date and I were heading out to the parking lot of Market Market after dinner when we noticed a few tents set up at the far end. Curious, we made our way towards the tents and were surprised to find food stalls a la Banchetto and Mercato Centrale (initially, I thought it was a bazaar)

Kantina opens on Fridays starting at 10pm and doesn’t close shop until the next day at 9am (one of the latest I’ve seen, Banchetto is open until about 7am and Mercato only at 3am). The area is much smaller than the previously mentioned night markets and there were only about twenty food stalls. The good thing about it is that no stall sell the same nomz (except maybe the two grill stalls).

At Kantina, you can have shawarma, siomai, lutong bahay like dinuguan, pansit and palabok, grilled seafood, barbecue, isaw, and tenga,  bibingka and kakanin, cheesecakes and various pastries stall and drinks of course.

Because we already had dinner (I was sad. I really wanted to try the sugpo-slash-lobster. They were huge!), we were eyeing the dessert stalls and ended up getting freshly made Puto Bumbong and a slice of Strawberry Cheesecake. To make the long story short, the hot kakanin made me feel like it was Christmas again and the cheesecake that tasted like starchy Jell-O killed the fantasy.

Sugpo-slash-lobster (p100), Puto Bumbong (p30), Strawberry Cheesecake (p45)
Kantina is a small scale night food market that targets Taguig office drones heading home late from a long day at work and don’t have time to cook warm meals at home. I’m really glad for this current night market trend, it used to be a chore to find an inexpensive place to eat at if you get home past mall hours. Now we have night markets.

Kantina Night Market
Location: Parking lot (the one near the open food court), Market Market, Taguig
Contact details: 0927-563-9234
Other info: Open every Friday from 10pm to 9am the next day; Kantina Official Website; Kantina Facebook Page

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