Dampa, Farmer’s Market, Cubao

It’s a tradition in my uncle’s family to eat at Dampa every after Bisita Iglesia during Holy Week. We decided to set off on a Thursday and after dropping by seven churches, we settled at their Farmer’s Market branch. For those who are unfamiliar, Dampa is a wet market where one can purchase all sorts of fresh seafood and poultry. Several restaurants are lined up beside it where you can have your purchases cooked. I know for some, a wet market is not a good picture but trust me, it’s clean and they even have areas with air condition.


Halaan (Clam soup)
Sweet and Sour Fish
Sweet and Sour Fish
Inihaw (Grilled) Catfish
Inihaw (Grilled) Catfish

And I can’t believe I lost the picture of the Inihaw (Grilled) Pork Liempo but I found one from the internet so you can imagine just how succulent it is.  Credits to Openrice.com




I also love that they put the rice in the traditional kaldero. The feels! 🙂 Though we arrived around 2pm, it wasn’t scorching hot because the place is well-ventilated. Of course, you just have to be patient because it will take around 30-45 minutes before your food gets served because they still have to cook it. It’s worth the wait, anyway. For seven people, the price is just right since we had two servings of each dish plus the charge for cooking. There are several restaurants there but we ordered from Kainan ni Aling Cadiang.

There are several Dampa branches all over Metro Manila. They have been featured on TV so there’s really no reason for you not to give it a try. I am still drooling over that Inihaw na Liempo. Hmmm!

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