A couple of years ago I had pictures from a
We arrived at the market about 10am and it was throbbing with human activity. All along the entrance to the market were lined hundreds of small motorbikes and equal numbers of people. There are also quite a few vendors along the entryway, mostly those who cannot afford to pay for a space inside the market. It was there that Ren introduced me to the world famous Mango Lady. Well, at least she’s famous to me and she also sells the freshest and sweetest mangos in the world, The Guimaras Mangoes which are grown on Guimaras Island/Province. I have to agree, Guimaras Mangoes are incredible and once you eat one, you will crave them.
The entrance to the Binakayan Wet Market Resembles a cross between a
motorcycle rally and a swap meet! There are plenty of vedors outside the
market. The market itself is in the quonset shaped building in the background.
The market was quite a departure from the more subdued farmers markets I have visited in the
Illegal Vendors set up shop just outside the market. In The Philippines,
people do what they have to just to survive.
We stopped by a vegetable stand and purchased some eggplant, string beans, okra, and bitter melon for the pinakbet. Then we stopped by a booth that had a huge table heaped high with a mountain of pork which Ren sorted through until she found just the right ones. Off to the side was a table with chicken feet and pig’s heads. Now, I would never buy pork this way in the
Ren picks out vegetables for the pinakbet. Look out for that eggplant Honey!!!
A nice big pile of pork to chose from, flies are extra. Check out the fancy
There is really so much I can say about my visit to the wet market, but I think I will let the pictures do the talking. I absolutely had a great time there and loved taking in this part of the Filipino culture. Thank You Ren, I can’t wait to visit again!!
Pig's head and chicken feet, two of my favorites! Nothing goes to waste in The
The largest carrots I have ever seen! I wonder what kind of fertilizer they
Yours truly by the tilapia tanks:)
|Milk fish or Bangus are delicious, especially stuffed and are nearly boneless|
No visit to The Binakayan Wet Market is complete without a stop to visit the
almost nearly famous Mango Lady. She really has the best, sweetest mangoes
I have ever tasted!
On the ride home we pass a Filipino biker gang. Oooooooohh Scary! Can
you say BLING!!!