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@MERRY_MOO: Still One of the BEST Artisan Ice Creams in Manila! @MercatoCentrale

Text by Nikka Sarthou and Photos by Kurl Marx Mendoza

Merry Moo @Mercato Centrale

What if you mix a passion for food and travel? You get some sort of inspiration just like Kelvin Ngo, founder of Merry Moo. For those in the know, Merry Moo is an artisanal ice cream brand that creates fun, fresh and delicious ice cream. It is made with non-Ultra Heat Treated dairy and local ingredients, whenever possible. Aside from the quality of freshness, what makes the brand stand out from all the rest is its unique flavors that would excite any palate.

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Merry Moo @Mercato Centrale

Kelvin’s ice cream journey began in Singapore when he visited an ice cream parlor that offered a plethora of flavors such as durian, teh tarik, Horlicks, and more. He liked the idea so much that he thought of doing something similar in Manila. It didn’t happen overnight though; in fact, it took him around two years to experiment with ice cream making. At first, it was more like a hobby for him. He bought books and experimented with flavors at home. He would let his family and friends taste his cool creations until he thought of joining the Ultimate Test Taste (UTT) in 2010—his first exposure to the public.

Merry Moo @Mercato Centrale

The reception after the UTT was good so he also explored the idea of joining Mercato Centrale after. There he serves interesting flavors such as Earl Grey Tea, Strawberry Basil, and Sea Salt Caramel (bestseller), among others. For his concoctions, he gets inspirations from his travels abroad, books, television, as well as from his friends who are happy to suggest ideas. 

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Merry Moo @Mercato Centrale

Kelvin experiments with different tastes, and recently, he even dared to make a flavor using Chinese pork jerky and hoisin sauce—just in time for the Chinese New Year. “Part of the fun of making ice cream,” according to Kelvin, “is it’s such a versatile product. You can really put a lot of different types of flavors and it can just absorb it easily—just like tofu.” Kelvin is actually more into savory flavors, which is why he infuses it into his homemade ice cream.

If savory refers to flavors like Sea Salt Caramel then I would gladly be a convert. I confess, I have a sweet tooth and would be happy with a simple caramel ice cream, but Merry Moo’s bestselling flavor has the perfect sweet and salty balance that made me crave for more. 

Merry Moo is going on three years now and Kelvin plans to continue to grow with the Mercato group and still cater to parties. This self-proclaimed Chief Ice Cream Officer dreams of putting up his own stall someday. 

I would gladly fall in line for more fresh ice cream. Hold the hoisin sauce, please.

 

MERRY MOO
Telephone number: (+632) 634-4487
Mobile number: (+63 917) 528-9590
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: www.facebook.com/merry.moo1

Available at Midnight Mercato and Cucina Andare Market:

MIDNIGHT MERCATO
Address: Corner of 34th & 8th avenue (near MC Home Depot), BGC Taguig
Mobile number: (+63 917) 840-1152 
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Operating hours: Every Friday and Saturday, 10pm-3am 

CUCINA ANDARE 
Address: Glorietta 3 Park, Makati (in front of Makati Shangri-La)
Mobile number: (+63 917) 840-1152
Email: [email protected]
Operating hours: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 4pm-3am 

SALCEDO MARKET
Address: Salcedo Park, Salcedo Village, Makati City
Operating hours: Every Saturday, 7am-2pm 

ECHOstore 
Address: G/F Serendra Piazza, McKinley Parkway, BGC, Taguig
Telephone number:  (+632) 901-3485

Flavors of Mercato Series 1:

Full Disclosure: Our Awesome Planet is a co-founder of MERCATO CENTRALE and CUCINA ANDARE.

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Are the items found in Mercato Centrale the same as the ones in Cucina Andrade?
Thanks!


Yes but sometimes the flavor varies...


Anton

No, I mean ALL for all food/items not just Merry Moo.
(Sorry, was on the wrong page, I guess)


The food are different :)

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Anton Diaz
Founder and Digital Publisher
www.OurAwesomePlanet.com

Hi, Anton! I haven't tried Merry Moo. Only Sebastian's. Which one's better, in your opinion?

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