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Banchetto….hmmmm……..something new to your ears? Wait ’till it awakens your taste buds! Banchetto is the “roadside food fiesta” (as the official Multiply account of Banchetto would say it.) It boasts of stalls having a wide range of food choices catering mostly to call center and/or BPO people who works during the “odd hours”.

Banchetto starts in the evening (either 8:30pm or midnight, depends on the location actually) and would end the morning the following day. It was a feast!!!!

I visited the Banchetto over at Pioneer street located at the delivery bay area of Robinson’s Cybergate Center in Mandaluyong. “Cybergate” as commonly called, houses several BPOs which obviously is at its peak during night time. Employees would flock down to the area to experience this wide array of food choices.

Parking is definitely a problem since the food fiesta was at the delivery bay (or an open parking lot). Passersby like me, have to park on the roadside ignoring the NO PARKING signs that are situated on the sidewalks of the complex. On regular nights, when Banchetto doesn’t happen, security guards would be very strict regarding parking on the sidewalks. Anyways, I got lucky last night. I was able to find a decent parking spot!!! This was a signal for me to park and to visit the Banchetto. I was able to take a few shots again, using my handy Nokia mobile phone.

Amidst all the food choices, I decided to check out and try the Vigan Empanada. Really enjoyed this. I ordered the Double Special. Double Special is shredded papaya, fresh egg, and two pieces of Vigan Longganisa wrapped in this rice wrapper and cooked deep fried. It was sooooooo soooooooooooooooooooo good! Freshly cooked. Crunchy on the outside and mouthwatering explosion of the longganisa flavor in the inside. Oh! The empanada should be eaten with the “Sukang Ilocos”. Reminded me of the time me and my buddies went for an Ilocandia tour way back in 2008.

I’ll definitely re-visit this stall when I have a chance to go to another Banchetto.

For more details on the Banchetto, you can check out their Multiply page by clicking the link below:

**Saw a group of six “night riders” (bikers doing a night ride). I just didn’t have the chance to snap a photo of the group. If I were them, I’d stop by the food fiesta. hahahaa!