I recently invited the Northies to pay me a visit and have a food trip at Il Mercanti at Metrowalk. I haven't been to any food bazaar since most of the food bazaars open at midnight, and I don't have enough patience to starve myself til midnight (I would also have a hard time going home after). Good thing Il Mercanti starts at 7pm to 4am, from Thursday to Saturday.
Having just opened a few months ago, it was not too crowded. We easily found seats for our group. Stalls are not too close with each other, grills are placed outside the tent.
There are so many stalls to choose from that one visit is not enough to try everything. However, here are the stalls and the food I've tried:
1. Carmencita's Pasta Boulivar Chicago Pizza and Pasta
The first stall that got our attention was the one selling Chicago deep dish pizza. A slice costs Php 130 each on any flavor.
I bought two slices (I think one was Supreme and another was was White Cheese) for everyone to share. It was quite impossible for one person to finish a slice. Oh God, it was satisfying!
2. Amburger Cafe
A fellow food club member recommended that I should try the juicy burger, which Amburger is known for. Called Juicy Lucy, the cheese was inside the patty.
I got Juicy Lucy Gorgozola (Php 240), which was also huge that I had it divided into four.
The patty was so thick, I could say that the patty was made from pure beef, but the meat was a bit tough for me.
3. The Frap Bar
I was getting sleepy, and I'm glad I've seen this stall. I got myself Hazelnut Venti (Php 85). I actually requested the barista if he could add more coffee on my cup, I wish he really did.
My friends also bought goto, potatoes in cheese, betamax, crepe, and MedChef cake (which I regret on not buying).
There are so many choices that I have to go back, the sooner the better. :)
Il Mercanti Food Bazaar
Metrowalk Open Area