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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Mad for Mad Mark's

Last weekend, I had the best sandwich experience ever. I was never a big fan of sandwiches until I discovered Mad Mark's Man Sandwich and Frozen Desserts.

I had no idea what I was in for. Upon entering the restaurant, I immediately fell in love with its minimalist charm and warm, friendly atmosphere. My attention was redirected to the big, bold letters behind the counter, and despite the small menu, I found it difficult to choose. There were the Man Sandwiches that looked divine on the tables I passed, but I was dying to try the sumptuous-looking Zing Wings and fries as well. It was also tempting to have the dessert come first, with all the homemade ice cream flavors calling out to my sweet tooth.

photo credit: Joseph Interior

Good thing I was dining with friends. We all got to try the Lumberjack (without cheese for me), which is packed with certified Angus beef, mushrooms and caramelized onions, and the Mariner, a freshwater fish fillet with Mad Mark's house mariner sauce.

photo credit: Joseph Interior

Both tasted fresh and delicious from the crisp buttered Italian bread to the flavorful fillings. Each sandwich was a juicy, mouthwatering mouthful. (Yes, they're yummy and the servings are huge!) The difference between the two is that the Mariner is a little lighter, but still very tasty, while the Lumberjack is heavier, which is great for bigger appetites and meat lovers.

While I managed to avoid any allergic reaction from the sandwiches, I wasn't able to have much of the Herb Parmesan Fries, which my friends were crazy about. I had a taste after brushing off the cheese, and it was really, really good. They say I won't be able to tell exactly how good it is without Parmesan, though, so you better just see for yourself!

Didn't get to take a photo of the Zing Wings, which I liked because they had a nice, hot kick that was not too overwhelming. The Raspberry Cold Tea was also a delight. It went well with everything we ordered.

We were already full so we waited a few minutes before ordering some ice cream. After trying the Javan Hot Chocolate, Salted Sumatra, Madagascar Vanilla Bean and Half Baked Madagascar, I was glad we didn't skip dessert. What's great about their homemade frozen concoctions is that they're made without scrimping on ingredients. The first two are my personal favorites.

I'm definitely coming back for more! Mad Mark's Man Sandwich and Frozen Desserts is open daily at 23 East Capitol Drive, Barangay Kapitolyo, Pasig City. Check out its Facebook page for more information.

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Ayana said...

Oh, waw... those look so... yammy!

carla rana-hernandez said...

hi nice blog !
been browsing it esp. the mercato food they look so yummy
cant wait to try those

hope u can visit mine soon

Therese San Diego said...

Hi, Carla! Thank you! Can't seem to leave a comment on your blog but I love your post on florals and vintage. I'm a sucker for everything girly, too :)