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Mad Mark's Creamery and Good Eats in Glorietta Complex, Makati

Featured Dish: Mad Mark's Double Fried Yard Bird
Featured Dish: Mad Mark's Double Fried Yard Bird
It was on a fine Sunday, after hearing a mass, when my siblings and I decided to have a bonding over dinner. My parents had something to attend that night in Glorietta, so we didn't have much choice but to have our dinner either there or in Greenbelt.

Now, although I was expected to know the top food destinations in the area, I still had a hard time selecting a restaurant for us. That was when I  suddenly remembered one suggestion of a friend - Mad Mark's.


Mad Mark's Creamery and Good Eats in 2/F of Glorietta 5, Makati
Mad Mark's Creamery and Good Eats in 2/F of Glorietta 5, Makati
The busy crew of Mad Mark's in Glorietta Branch
The busy crew of Mad Mark's in Glorietta Branch
The Long Queue in Mad Mark's
Just like how I found it, Mad Mark's usually runs a full house. Needless to say, expect to wait about 15 minutes or more before you get seated during peak dates and hours. I believe this is a result of two things. Firstly, Mad Mark's has only a small interior (making the place look all cramped with the squeezed arrangement of the tables and chairs). Secondly, the demand is simply high for Mad Mark's.

Mad Mark's not-so-spacious interior in the Glorietta Branch
Mad Mark's not-so-spacious interior in the Glorietta Branch

Although the high customer flow is good for the business, it's not much of a benefit to the customers in terms of the service. Based on my experience, most of the staff were all preoccupied which made them less attentive when we were calling there attention. Now, even if I don't consider this as something entirely negative, I could have been more appreciative of our dining experience here in Mad Mark's if the staff were more attentive, more interactive and friendlier.


The Food in Mad Mark's
Double Fried Yard Bird || P265 
2 Buttermilk breasts + Red Rice
Mad Mark's best selling Yard Bird Chicken
Mad Mark's best selling Yard Bird Chicken!
The first one to come up was the Yard Bird which had this excitingly spiced flavor that tickled my taste buds. It also had this sweet and creamy sauce that added more fun complexity to the dish.

Signature Steak || P265
USDA steak + 2 Side Dishes
The Signature Steak of Mad Mark's
The Signature Steak of Mad Mark's
This steak had a distinctly and sometimes overly sweet sauce with a taste mimicking Worcestershire sauce. It was on the other hand important to note that the grilling done on the steak was great evidenced by the tenderness.

Yard Bird and Bacon Slab || P290 
Buttermilk chicken and smoked bacon
Yard Bird and Bacon Slab of Mad Mark's
Yard Bird and Bacon Slab of Mad Mark's
Aside from the same Yard Bird Chicken goodness, I also enjoyed the bacon because of its smokey and tender taste!

Note: This dish enables you to try the Yard Bird while still providing you an opportunity to try something else with just one order, so you may want to try this one out.

Yamazaki Steak || P285 
Osakan flavored diced Steak tips
The Yamazaki Steak of Mad Mark's in Glorietta
The Yamazaki Steak of Mad Mark's in Glorietta
The Yamazaki Steak had this subtly sweet and savory sauce that seeped well into the meat fibers making it indeed tasty. This was further enhanced by the diversity of flavors (both salty and subtly sour) from the creamy sauce on top. Unfortunately, this dish couldn't have it all since there were some pieces of the meat that happened to be chewy.

Honest Ice Cream || P85 (1 scoop) || P165 (2 scoops)


Madagascar Crumble (Cookie and Cream), Strawberries and Cream and Banoreo
Mad Mark's Madagascar Crumble (Cookies and Cream)Mad Mark's Strawberries and CreamMad Mark's Banoreo (Banana + Oreo) Ice Cream

Javan Hot Chocolate, Choco on Choco and Sumatra Chips
Mad Mark's Javan Hot Chocolate Ice CreamMad Mark's Choco on Choco Ice Cream (with Oreos)Mad Mark's Sumatra Chips (Coffee Ice Cream)

Mad Mark's Honest Ice Cream (HIC) was generally creamy and good, but considerably expensive. To be frank, I really enjoyed HIC; however, I'm not quite sure whether I got the value of what I paid for, since I'm equally happy when I indulge on the ice cream that can be bought in the grocery stores.

Anyway, setting that aside, my favorite among those that I was able to try was the Choco on Choco because of its immense chocolate goodness. However, I also would want to note that the Banoreo was refreshingly good with its natural banana zest and comforting oreos; the Madagascar Crumble really fine with its sweetness, creaminess and oreoness (if there is such a word); and the Strawberries and cream really enjoyable with its tangy and sour strawberry goodness.

I wasn't able to try the Javan Hot Chocolate and the Sumatra Chips because my sister and her boyfriend seemed to be really enjoying their ice cream, and so I just let them have their moments with the HIC.

Mad Mark's Creamery and Good Eats- Overall Ratings and Summary

Note: Unshaded stars are equivalents of half-stars. The ratings apply solely to this dining experience.
Place ★★
Taste  ★★★☆
Service ★★
Value for Money ★★
Budget: P400 per head for a meal and a scoop of ice cream

Overall, I found the dishes here in Mad Mark's interesting with an emphasis on the Yard Bird chicken for being exceptionally great! Initially, I thought the prices here were low, but they turned out to be just reasonable. If only the presentation of the dishes was better and the staff friendlier the value for money could have been pushed higher.

How about you - do you recommend this place?


Mad Mark's Creamery and Good Eats
Location: Second Floor, Glorietta 5, Ayala Center, Glorietta Complex, Makati City

Service Charge: 5% of Price

Reservations are only accepted during Monday to Thursday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm



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