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After the sunrise at Kiltepan Peak, we headed back to our inn so we could freshen up and eat breakfast. But we had to finish up fast as we were going to have another adventure by trekking to Bomod-ok Falls.

Tita Myrna and Tito Raul decided to just stay to rest while we rode our vehicle heading to the starting point of our trek. Prior to the ride, we passed by the main street in Sagada where we witnessed the Saturday market.

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Sagada Saturday Market

Every Saturday, Sagada townsfolk line up the street with stalls with different merchandise. These can range from school supplies to hardware to fresh produce to clothes.

clothes for sale
pants, hoodies, jewelry, gloves, mats, etc..

sagada strawberry
strawberries and jam

People were busy buying and checking out the items and it felt really nice looking at them transact business with each other. It made me want to scan each product being sold just for the heck of it.

sagada market
Saturday business

HUGE! Vegetables

But what really amazed me were the huge, HUGE! vegetables. Can’t really stress this enough. haha. Cabbages, broccoli, cauliflowers and other fresh produce were available for you to buy. All HUGE!

veggies sagada
vegetables for sale

You can even bargain to get them at a cheaper price. This is, after all, in the Mountain province where agriculture is one of their main sources of livelihood.

vegetables sagada
HUGE!!!

These stalls stretch from the plaza to St. Mary’s Church  and I was lucky to have witnessed this town gathering. It gives you a feel of how the locals interact with one another.

saturday market
conversation

Agar-Agar

I saw a woman selling Agar-Agar (gelatine) in milk and cream. I thought it was buko salad. I bought a cup for 20 pesos. I also bought a piece of mango from another lady and requested a knife to slice it on the spot. I asked for strawberries from my friend who bought a kilo and decided to mix them together.

agar2x
Agar-agar (Seaweeds)

strawberry
Strawberries

mango
Mangoes

Voila! – Agar-agar with strawberries and mangoes! So how was it? It tasted like agar-agar with strawberries and mangoes! bwahahaha.

agar agar
gelatin

Seriously, it was a bit bland and I wanted to request for sugar, but then I’d have to look for one too. However, we had to proceed to our destination fast if we wanted to maximize our time.

I’d like to visit this place again even if it means traveling for 12 hours from Manila. I’ll probably check other promos or subscribe to flight checker updates if I want to head back to Sagada and try living there for at least a week.

For more details on planning your trip, check out VisitSagada.com and SagadaGenuineGuides.blogspot.com.

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soloflightEd.com is a travel blog by Edcel Suyo. He enjoys performing headstands and crazy stunts during his trips in the Philippines, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Now based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and working to earn a living, he takes time to enjoy the city and travel during weekends.
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35 comments… add one
  • doi

    i miss the fresh strawberries!!!

  • ang sarap cguro mamili dyan ng huge vegetables… so fresh! ay ganun? kahit may mangoes at strawberries na, bland pa din? 🙂

  • impernez, natawa ako sa agar-agar with strawberries and mangoes!
    katuwa naman – basta shopping, present ako diyan! 

  • wow! Fresh veggies, sarap ng strawberry jam with skyflakes 🙂
    Hehe, kulet nga ng agar-agar with strawberries and mangoes 🙂 Inggit much with your Sagada series, sana soon mtry ko na din to 🙂

  • @doi: haha. dili gyud makagetover sa strawberries! hehe

    @mervz: yeah, kulang pa ng asukal. ok yung mango, pero ewan, naghahanap lang siguro ako ng pampatamis. 😀

    @eileen: di ba? akala mo ansarap-sarap ng kinain ko. haha, at mura lang ang mga benta dun. saya makipagtawaran. hehe.

    @tina: saya bumalik at pumunta, skyflakes with strawberry jam at kape o kahit Milo! tas sa Sagada ka pa kakain! naks. 😀

  • Talaga naman sinabay mo pa tong entry na to sa pag-ulan ng pictures sa Bagets group. Sige lang. Makakarating din ako dyan hehe 🙂

  • i remember that agar-agar at the marketplace. also their halo-halo because it has macaroni mixed into it. :p

  • there is also a food called agar agar here in SG. pero mas mukha syang sapin sapin! LOL
    si lola kung makapag crocs, ayaw paawat!

  • @drew: haha sinabayan nga talaga. dapat matapos ko na tong series na toh. hehe

    @lawstude: parang di ko lang nakita yung halo-halo. nagmamadali na kasi. 😀

    @RON: haha. ma try ko nga yung Agar2x sa SG. next year! 😀 talo ako ako ni lola, nakaspartan lang ako. hehe

  • ngayon ko lang nakita yung agar agar. masaya talaga sa sagada pag market day.
     

  • Bakit kaya nung Sabado walang ganito nun andun kami. 🙁

  • Fresh strawberries nomnomnom

  • un pla ang agar agar try q nga din ,,, jejje

  • Pagkatapos kong mabasa to, parang gusto ko  magluto ng chop suey 🙂

  • Sarap tignan ng fresh strawberries.

  • @dong ho: daming tao, gusto kong bumalik para manood lang. hehe. at syempre, mamili ng murang gulay! hehe

    @byron: ganun ba? sayang ah. 🙁

    @renz: adto nya sa sagada renz!

    @morion: first time ko ding makain yun! 😀

    @lakwatsera de primera: haha, isang bandehadong chopsuey! 😀

    @christeen: haha. punta ka na ng Sagada o kahit Baguio 😀

  • That gelatin, mangoes and strawberries drink looks pretty good.  But I bet it would taste better if you could mix them up a little more and add some sugar.  I have to say that this market looks fun.  The vegetables are huge and the number of different items to look at would be interesting to go through.  I'd probably end up buying something if I were there though.

  • Ah I see.. Akala ko may nagaganap na kalakalang barter. hahah! Hindi ko ata to napansin before kahit sabado naman ako nagpunta. Tingin ko ang tagal ng lifespan ng mga tao diyan.. Alam ko ang sikreto nila, yung NgaNga (moma). Pampahaba daw ng buhay yun sabi ng lolo ko. Ayun, wala na siya. hihihi!

  • Mukhang masarap yung gelatin mo with strawberry and mango ah. Sayang nga lang walang asukal. hehe. It is indeed great to observe the daily lives of the locals when we travel. Sayang hindi ko napuntahan tong market na to nung nagpunta kami sa Sagada. I love the pictures of the two lolas by the way. Parang busy busy sila sa pagchichikahan. hehe 🙂

  • Too bad we missed this. Saturday 6pm na kasi kami nakadating sa Sagada. =(

  • Chikahan sina lola oh, hmp cute! Basta fresh fruits and veggies, sarap kumain! Hay I miss Baguio, yun palang pinaka malayo sa norte na napunthan ko eh. sarap ng weather!

  • @steve: I think you'll be able to buy a lot considering how cheap the vegetables are. thanks!

    @kura: sarap makikipagbarter siguro. haha. "Iboblog ko kayo ate, penge ng libreng gulay." lol! nganganganganga — pasensya, iba pakinggan yung NgaNgaNgaNga. lol

    @my lovely adventures: kung akala mo't yun lang parati ang ritual nila basta Sabado. masaya na naman sila at nagkumkumustahan kung anong latest chismis. hehe. 

    @robbie: kaya nyo pala siguro toh namiss. pero nakapaglog cabin ba kayo? 😀

    @MitchL haha. di ba? sarap balikan ang Baguio at tumambay lang dun! 🙂

  • Agar-agar with fruits look yum, I reckon I can eat that without the sugar 🙂

  • tastes like agar agar with strawberry and mango. hehe
    looks like umuulan ng sagada entries ang blogosphere ha =)

  • sayang di namin na abutan to kasi gabi na kami nakarating ng Sagada nung saturday…wala kami nakitang agar-agar, sayang =(

  • Kung malapit lang Baguio, why not! lagi siguro andun mga bloggers, at khit hindi pa blogger. Sarap tlga dun!

  • @gaye: haha. kakamiss ang strawberries! 😀

    @chyng: onga, divert muna siguro ako para di puro sagada. hehehe. pero saya noh? if we all blog about one place at a time 😀

    @supertikoy: ok lang yan, enjoy naman kayo! 😀

    @MIitch: haha, onga. next time. magfofood trip ako sa Baguio. 😀

  • hndi ko to alam.. may tyangge-an pala sa sagada. astig!
     
    do you know that agar for biologists is the medium for culturing bacteria. hehe. 

  • Dream ko tong puntahan! Sagada!

  • gusto ko ng fresh strawberries. wah

  • rolica

    ed,
    need your help. i have a friend na isuroy unta nako on her bday sa cebu. ganahan na sya magbeach. aa man maayo ur barato sa cebu? may i have info? thanks
    rolica

  • Never thought of agar agar in Sagada. But I remember having the best yoghurt there at …well, the Yoghurt House.

  • After reading your post, I want to go up in Baguio to get strawberries! I'm craving for it now!
    Parang ang sarap din tuloy magluto ng chopseuy na may cauliflower or sinigang na may broccoli.
     

  • gusto ko rin lumanding jan… hehe.. sarap siguro mamakyaw dyan ng gulay.. 😛

  • @batang lakwatsero: naks, bs Bio speaking!

    @allen: punta ka na allen! 😀

    @juanderfulpinoy: dami pang prutas na fresh dun chin chan!

    @rolica: ey Rols! try daw sa Moalboal in the South. around 3 hours from the city. Mao ni phone number sa amo lugar gistayhan: Ester Resort: 0927 578 5983

    @thenomadicpinoy: Will definitely try the yoghurt house next time! dapat breakfast. 😀

    @ian: thanks for reading ian! daan ka na sa sagada or kahit baguio!

    @rdsean: haha. sana nga noh? mura lang kasi!

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