What really captivated me was their artisanal ice cream, such as the Madagascan Half-baked ice cream and the Sumatra Coffee Ice cream. Mad Mark's is actually not at all new to foodies, I know, where have I been all these years? Their home-churned ice creams have gained popularity in Kapitolyo. But why didn't I see it when we had our Kapitolyo Food Crawl? Well, anyhoo, let me get started with the bright and cheery interior of the place.
I love simple home matters brought to light in restaurants like Madmark's. See how they have reused old wine bottles as water containers and the menu, hmmm..., their just plain and printed out, which I don't really mind.
Let me first tell you that serving size matters here as well. A plate of meal costing less than P 200, is just so huge for one person even for the likes of my daughter (who btw is a member of PG gang, as in 'patay-gutom' peg pag kumain). We actually shared with a plate of Chicken Creole Classic- approximately one pound Creole grilled chicken in flavorful gravy spiked with herbs and spices and garden grains. I actually ate the Tenn Slaw that went with it. Danielle found it a wee tangy. The Tenn Slaw is a salad made of several shredded greens, carrots, cucumbers and onions with a mayo dressing.
I wanted to come here actually to check out their artisanal ice creams but look what greeted me upon heading the ice cream tasting stand - a bill board announcing their amazing dessert recommendation- THE ROLLING DUTCHMAN. And yep the board almost said it all, except that it was surprisingly a heaven of an ice cream dessert! You can have the option to have it in Nutella or Cookie Butter or both, I had it with the two spreads.
Okay, so I was able to try the Madagascar Vanilla Bean, but I also like the Half-baked Madagascar, but I'm full.
I wasn't able to sleep well that day because I was eager to try some other creations and I didn't, so when I had the opportunity to go to Makati for an event, I made sure to come back, and this time I brought the whole gang of bloggers to try it as well.
And finally, I was able to try the Half-baked Madagascar. It's a Vanilla flavored ice cream with bits of cookies, only they use half-baked dough as their cookies.
MADMARK'S CREAMERY AND GOOD EATS
Address: Second Floor, Glorietta 5, Ayala Center, Glorietta Complex, Makati City