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Mr. Park's Bread and Cake

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Mr. Park's Bread and Cake Marikina opened on March 23, 2017 and promised to bring the best of Korea to the Marikeño consumers. They are more than just a bread, pasty and cake shop. They also offer coffee, tea, frappes and even meals. Visit their Marikina branch at the group floor of Cordova Towers, Marquinton Residences, Sto. Niño, Marikina City from Mondays to Sundays, 5:30am to 10:30pm. We love Mr. Park's for so many reasons:


They give each customer special treatment, whether they are regular or new customers. All staffs are friendly and courteous. They all served us with big smiles.


Their store has this cozy warm touch to it. One can simply enjoy and relax while enjoying a cup of hot coffee. Their breads and cakes are healthy and have probiotics.  No added preservative. Bread are fresh and delivered daily.  Foods are inspired by Koreans who are known for being health buffs.


Pane Pasta (Php190) is so rich and flavorful.  Thick pasta noodles placed inside a nicely toasted bread bowl with rich creamy white sauce and shredded bacon. Not oily. I really felt I was in heaven. Simply flavorful. No wonder this is one of their best sellers.


Tteokbokki (Php190) 떡볶이 (pronounced as toboki or topoki) is a popular Korean snack that you often see in Korean dramas and programs. It is made from traditional Korean rice cake, Odeng (fish cake) and Gochujang or red chili paste. If you are wild and want to be suprised, you'd better try this wild dish. It is a perfect dish to be paired with their Pane Pasta. You will be transported to Korea.



 


They have dozens of pastries to choose from: from baguette, croissants, tarts, cream puffs, etc. Our group's favorite is probably the Sausage Pizza Bread (photo above). It is cheesy and has a distinct Korean taste that Marikeños will surely like as well. I also love their croissants. They have a nice texture and flaky. Just the way I want it. The Cream Cheese Puffs were also delicious. Pure divine.



Have you eaten authentic Korean Bingsu in Marikina? Yes, it is Bingsu Kingdom at Mr. Park's Bread and Cake. Bingsu is like Korean's version of our Halo Halo but with both traditional and modern ingredients. Their Green Tea Bingsu is probably their best in their menu so we've tried it.  It is a flavorful, cool and visually appealing dessert. Made from perfectly shaved green tea ice, sweetened with condensed milk and topped with red beans and chopped almonds. Oreo Bingsu is also good for those with sweet tooth. Made from powdered Oreo cookies, shaved ice and sweet milk.




Mr. Park's also serves the best frappes in town. They have Vanilla Frappe and Javachip Frappe.  They do not just look beautiful but they taste great as well. They may look very sweet but they are actually not.  Koreans are not really fond of sweet and salty food. So their frappes taste just right. We've also tried their Hot Green Tea Latte which we highly recommend. It is your perfect cup on a rainy afternoon. Their Yujacha (Honey Citron) and Pink Lemonade are served fresh and really cold.



Mr. Park's Bread and Cake Marikina is a perfectly good place to those who like to enjoy a slow afternoon while enjoying a good meal and some cool desserts. Their main competitors are Goldilocks for their cakes, Starbucks for their frappes and Pan de Manila for their bread. But at Mr. Park's they have all that. And the best thing about them is their excellent service. We will surely come back.

Cons: 1. They do not have an oven for baking. They bake their breads and cakes daily in Parañaque and delivery them to their branches. 2. They do no have a dedicated parking area. So you may have to park your vehicles in Marquinton Mall.

Pros: 1. They give each customer special treatment, whether they are regular or new customers. 2. Their store has this homey atmosphere where one can enjoy a simple meal or chat with friends and family over a cup of hot coffee. 3. Their breads are healthy. No preservatives added. Rich in probiotics. Probiotics are good live bacteria that are good for the healthy and digestive system. 4. Most of their food and beverages are not too salty and not two sweet.

Posted By Wencel12:11:00 AM

Top Thirteen Foods at The Truck Park


Marikeño has once again dominated the Food Park scene and this time, we visited the biggest and the grandest food park not just in the entire City of Marikina but probably in the entire country. This is the Truck Park everyone. They have over 32 stalls and literally thousands of foods to choose from. You will surely not run out of food here.  Since it is a gigantic place to feature, we've invited 12 talented, handsome and gorgeous individuals, together with yours truly, to try their 13 most popular foods. With their help, we have totally invaded the Truck Park. So come one, come all. Let us all attack and get ourselves so full.


The Truck Park is owned and managed by Xavier and his business partner., William. Both grew up in Marikina.  They have decided to build the Truck Park along Gil Fernando, an up-and-coming long stretch of food and booze joint. Gil Fernando was actually the "It" place where food scene first started and was the original location for Hapag Kainan, Goto Park, Tapsi ni Vivian and other local entertainment places.


Xavier got the idea during his recent trip to South Korea's Common Ground which is Korea's first ever pop-up store built with shipping containers. Which that idea in mind, he came back home and thought of making one gigantic food park within Marikina made out of one monster shipping container, instead of multiple containers.


The Truck Park offers cashless payment system, a first ever in the city. Simply pay Php50 for the card which is refundable when you return it.  You will use the card to purchase any food within the food park. You can load it with any amount you like and it does not expire. You can have your balance checked in any stores inside the Truck Park. They have a total of three loading cashiers. Only cashless payments through the card payment system are accepted.


The Truck Park owners were actually surprised that other food parks sprouted like mushrooms along Gil Fernando and that the competition is so stiff. On the other hand, Xavier realized that having four food parks on that same street is actually beneficial to all of them owners since the street becomes popular for food park hopping.


So how did they choose their tenants? One stall has to be different from the others. They do not want them to have direct competition since they are too many tenants at the food park already. How do they keep up with all the competitions? They do online marketing and weekly events to attract more customers like acoustic nights, Mothers/Fathers Day, Valentines Day events, etc. What sets them apart from other food parks? 1. Cashless payment system: it makes the transaction a lot faster. 2. They are rainproof: no need to worry about getting wet during the rainy season. 3. They have a really big parking lot. Total land area of the park is 1,500 sq. meters and their front is their main parking. Right across the building is their temporary parking lot. 4. Toilet Lounge: they offer comfortable and classy lounge for customers using their free toilet. 5. Grand facade and interior: designed and painted by a group of fine arts students from UP Diliman. Theme is unity, despite the images of current and past Philippine presidents. Interior design is industrial and raw. What people should expect from them in the years to come? Expect new and more explosive foods. And more activities for friends and families to enjoy. So everyone, here are our Top 13  Foods at The Truck Park.

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Posted By Wencel9:04:00 PM