Adobolympics at the Makati Street Market

The Legazpi Sunday Market celebrates its diversity as a haven of artisanal finds and exceptional home-made delicacies through christening itself as the Makati Street Market. Legazpi Market organizers Joey Casimiro, Mike Claparols and Rosanne Hugo yet again pay tribute to the country’s well-loved dish through AdobOlympics 2012.
AdobOlympics 2012  presents various teams that will showcase different versions of adobo, as well as the various ways it can be served. The winner  earns the AdobOlympics Torch and “bragging rights” as having the best adobo in the market. Meanwhile the People’s Choice award is dubbed as Tita Cely Kalaw award as a post-humous tribute to one of the market’s beloved vendors and an icon of Filipino cooking. The winner of the said honor is based on which adobo recipe pleases the market-goers’ palates the most.

“We opened the cook-off to aspiring and professional chefs and gave them three hours to submit three adobo variations,” says Casimiro. “The winner is based on 15% for presentation, 50% for palatability and flavor, 15% for cleanliness and food handling, and 20% for originality and creativity.”

The winning recipe  of this year is “Ang Tatlong May Toyo”.

The Makati Street Market concept is a unified effort from the Legazpi Market organizers themselves, with the support from GeiserMaclang Inc. and Alveo Land. For four consecutive Sundays—which started in September 23 and will last until October 14—pocket events such as the recently concluded Salsa and Sangria and Biking 101 were held to highlight the dynamism of what is now recognized as the biggest Sunday artisanal market in the Philippines. The last day, October 14, will feature a “Grilla” in Makati. Don’t miss it!

The Makati Street Market is located at the Legazpi Park in Makati City. The pocket events will run for four Sundays (September 23, September 30, October 7 and October 14) from 7 AM to 2 PM. Interested sponsors may contact 0917-521-4624 or


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