Market Basket Alabang: The Modern take on Dampa dining






If you are living down south of Manila and have this craving for fresh seafood "paluto dampa" style, you don’t need to brave the SLEX traffic to get to the bayside restaurants. All you need to do is take a short trip to the Riverside Park? of the Festival mall and check out Market Basket.

Market Basket takes the paluto concept up a notch providing you the freshest catch from the sea, but with the ambiance and setup of a casual dining restaurant.

Market Basket serves fresh fish (tuna and salmon), fresh crabs, shellfish and other seafood—plus their sizzling lechon sisig is just amazing!

Market Basket only uses fresh ingredients to satisfy your paluto with their signature filipino dishes whipped by their resident Chefs headed by the owner's daughter Chef Jinelle Juson and her assistant Chef Arnel Arjona.


 Chef Jinelle Juson and Chef Arnel Arjona


Market Basket is located at River Park at Festival Mall in Alabang, Muntinlupa. 





You have to choose over the fish seafood counter downstairs and have it cooked according to your liking.  I love how fresh everything is including the "lato", The last time I ate "lato" was 5 years ago.




All ingredients, from vegetables to seafood to meat, are sourced from farms around Manila, so customers can be assured of freshness.


Lato and tomatoes



Market Basket is a restaurant offering modern takes on traditional Filipino food. I love how homey the interiors inside with the shabby chic feels to it.




Located at River Park at Festival Mall in Alabang, Muntinlupa City, one of the hottest dining clusters in the South, the restaurant concept marries together the freshest produce from farms around Manila, the sophistication of European food, and Filipino favorites.



We were seated upstairs with the nice view overlooking the river. It was relaxing and you got the "probinsya" feels to it. No to mention that I love their food. If you are watching your diet, you can order the Pomelo salad or Fruits and Nuts salad. (My favorites!)These are sooooo good and delicious without the guilt.

It was indeed a cheat day for me.  I never had anything after the sumptuous lunch.

We had "Sinigang na Ulo at Belly ng Salmon" for our soup.

We were served Fish Ceviche, Crispy parmesan tacos, and sizzling lechon kawali sisig for our Appetizer.

For the mains, we had Seafood Hotpot, Prawn Thermidore, Chili Crab, Steak and Shrimp, Mussels Mariniere, and Sweet Lapu Lapu. 


Pomelo Salad
Fruits and Nuts Salad

Tinapa Rice

Crispy Parmesan Tacos

Fish Ceviche
Chili Crab

Shrimp and Steak
Sweet Lapu Lapu
Market Basket also takes pride on their desserts. If you're craving for cheesecakes and smores. You should definitely include those on your visit.


Smores and cheesecakes!

Sizzling Fruit and Ice Cream
Triple Chocolate Cheesecake

Plus they are serving cocktails anytime of the day! You can choose from Sangria to Pinacolada.

Cocktails!








Market Basket is best known for its seafood dishes. Specialties include their Sinigang na Ulo at Tiyan ng Salmon, their Fish Ceviche, Kinilaw na Tanigue with Lato, and grilled seafood dishes. However, the restaurant doesn’t only limit itself to Filipino food. Executive Chef Mauro Arjona, Jr., with his training under Chef Billy King of Le Soufflé fame, also dishes out takes on European classics such as Prawn Thermidore and Steak and Shrimp, the restaurant’s version of Surf and Turf.



Market Basket is part of the Chef’s Quarter Group, one of the most successful restaurant groups in the country. Owned by another Le Soufflé alum Larry Cortez, the Chef’s Quarter Group also boasts of restaurants such as Chef’s Quarter, Old Vine, Uncle Cheffy, Chef’s Barrel, and Kusé.

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  1. Last june 18, 2017 my Auntie decided to make a reservation with Market Basket to celebrate Father's Day. Pagdating namin sa place nyo. Nakita namin na dikit dikit ang tables at upuan And nasa labas ng restaurant ang buffet table. Hindi aircon. May electric fan pero isa lang at nakatututok lang sa isang table. Sa place namin walang fan kaya pinagpawisan talaga kami. Hirap kami lumabas sa inuupuan namin to get another food. After eating sa restaurant nyo, pagdating sa bahay nagmamadali na agad ang father ko makapasok ng house dahil masakit daw ang tyan nya. Yun na ang start ng pabalikbalik nya sa cr. An hour later, ako naman. Namimilipit ako sa sakit ng tyan. Naglbm na rin ako at nagsuka. Ganun din nangyari sa younger sister ko. Pero sya hindi nagsuka. Kinaumagahan nahatid pa ng mom ko ung 2 kong kapatid. Pagbalik nya ng bahay nahilab na rin tyan nya. 2 kami na nagpapalitan sa pagpunta sa cr. Hanggang sa kinahapunan pareho na kaming may lagnat. Nagcomment ako sa page nyo pero hindi agad kayo nagreply. Nanlalambot na kaming 2 ng mom ko at nilalagnat na kaya dinala na kmi ng father ko sa hospital. Of course, the hospital needs a downpayment. At nung time na yun wala kming cash but thank god dahil may healthcard kmi. Kaya yun ang ginamit namin. Kinabukasan nagreply ang employee nyo na si Rod at sinabing willing kayong sagutin ang hospital bill namin pero hindi kayo nagpunta sa hospital. Para alamin ang status namin at ang bill. That morning july 20 nakonfine na rin ang 3rd sister ko dahil magdamag na pala syang naglbm sa bahay. Tumawag ulit si Rod at nangumusta lang. But not asking about the bill. At ang sabi paglabas namin padala na lang ng mga receipt. So ibig sabihin kami talaga ang pasasagutin sa nangyari sa amin na kagagawan ng pagkain nila. Pagkalabas ng hospital. The next day nagsubmit ang tita ko ng mga documents ng hospital bills naming 3. At ang sabi ng employee nyo. Ipoprocess nyo na ang payment. After 1week tumawag kmi sa market basket. Ang sagot nyo on process pa. Then sumunod na week saka nyo pa lang sinabi sa amin na need ng original documents at nanghingi pa kayo ng clinical abstract na binayaran pa namin sa hospital. Ang sabi ni Rod 1 week after na masubmit ang requirements babayaran nyo na kmi, approve or not approved ng insurance. Ibig sabihin iclaim nyo muna sa insurance bago nyo kami bayaran. Tama ba yun? then ng sumunod na week tumawag kami. Wala daw si rod. Namatay ang father. So tinanong ng mom ko ung ibang staff nyo ano na status ng claim namin dahil wala si rod. Ang sagot sa kanya still on process pa rin. Nagrequest ang mom ko ng update at kung pwede tawagan sya pero walang tumawag. More than 1 month na after father's day and yet wala pa ring malinaw na update. Last week lang pumasok si Rod at nakausap na sya ng mom ko. Ung sinabi nya na approve or not approve ng insurance babayaran kmi ng market basket ay hindi nangyari. Ngayon ang sabi nila sa amin. Ibabalik na lang daw ng insurance nila sa health card namin ung nagamit sa aming card at ang babayaran lang nila ay ung may original na receipt which is med cert at clinical abstract. So pano ung perwisyo na dinanas namin habang nakaconfine kmi? Hindi kami nakapasok magkakapatid sa school and even may 2 youngest sister and brother hindi nakapasok. Walang magaasikaso dahil nakaconfine din ang mom ko. Ang father ko hindi rin nakapasok dahil inaasikaso kami. At inasikaso rin ang bills namin. Gumastos din kami ng pera dahil sa pagkakaconfine namin. May mga orders ang mom ko na for delivery ng weekend hindi nagawa kaya nacancel na lang. Nasa 20k din ung order na yun.

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  2. Last june 18, 2017 my Auntie decided to make a reservation with Market Basket to celebrate Father's Day. Pagdating namin sa place nyo. Nakita namin na dikit dikit ang tables at upuan And nasa labas ng restaurant ang buffet table. Hindi aircon. May electric fan pero isa lang at nakatututok lang sa isang table. Sa place namin walang fan kaya pinagpawisan talaga kami. Hirap kami lumabas sa inuupuan namin to get another food. After eating sa restaurant nyo, pagdating sa bahay nagmamadali na agad ang father ko makapasok ng house dahil masakit daw ang tyan nya. Yun na ang start ng pabalikbalik nya sa cr. An hour later, ako naman. Namimilipit ako sa sakit ng tyan. Naglbm na rin ako at nagsuka. Ganun din nangyari sa younger sister ko. Pero sya hindi nagsuka. Kinaumagahan nahatid pa ng mom ko ung 2 kong kapatid. Pagbalik nya ng bahay nahilab na rin tyan nya. 2 kami na nagpapalitan sa pagpunta sa cr. Hanggang sa kinahapunan pareho na kaming may lagnat. Nagcomment ako sa page nyo pero hindi agad kayo nagreply. Nanlalambot na kaming 2 ng mom ko at nilalagnat na kaya dinala na kmi ng father ko sa hospital. Of course, the hospital needs a downpayment. At nung time na yun wala kming cash but thank god dahil may healthcard kmi. Kaya yun ang ginamit namin. Kinabukasan nagreply ang employee nyo na si Rod at sinabing willing kayong sagutin ang hospital bill namin pero hindi kayo nagpunta sa hospital. Para alamin ang status namin at ang bill. That morning july 20 nakonfine na rin ang 3rd sister ko dahil magdamag na pala syang naglbm sa bahay. Tumawag ulit si Rod at nangumusta lang. But not asking about the bill. At ang sabi paglabas namin padala na lang ng mga receipt. So ibig sabihin kami talaga ang pasasagutin sa nangyari sa amin na kagagawan ng pagkain nila. Pagkalabas ng hospital. The next day nagsubmit ang tita ko ng mga documents ng hospital bills naming 3. At ang sabi ng employee nyo. Ipoprocess nyo na ang payment. After 1week tumawag kmi sa market basket. Ang sagot nyo on process pa. Then sumunod na week saka nyo pa lang sinabi sa amin na need ng original documents at nanghingi pa kayo ng clinical abstract na binayaran pa namin sa hospital. Ang sabi ni Rod 1 week after na masubmit ang requirements babayaran nyo na kmi, approve or not approved ng insurance. Ibig sabihin iclaim nyo muna sa insurance bago nyo kami bayaran. Tama ba yun? then ng sumunod na week tumawag kami. Wala daw si rod. Namatay ang father. So tinanong ng mom ko ung ibang staff nyo ano na status ng claim namin dahil wala si rod. Ang sagot sa kanya still on process pa rin. Nagrequest ang mom ko ng update at kung pwede tawagan sya pero walang tumawag. More than 1 month na after father's day and yet wala pa ring malinaw na update. Last week lang pumasok si Rod at nakausap na sya ng mom ko. Ung sinabi nya na approve or not approve ng insurance babayaran kmi ng market basket ay hindi nangyari. Ngayon ang sabi nila sa amin. Ibabalik na lang daw ng insurance nila sa health card namin ung nagamit sa aming card at ang babayaran lang nila ay ung may original na receipt which is med cert at clinical abstract. So pano ung perwisyo na dinanas namin habang nakaconfine kmi? Hindi kami nakapasok magkakapatid sa school and even may 2 youngest sister and brother hindi nakapasok. Walang magaasikaso dahil nakaconfine din ang mom ko. Ang father ko hindi rin nakapasok dahil inaasikaso kami. At inasikaso rin ang bills namin. Gumastos din kami ng pera dahil sa pagkakaconfine namin. May mga orders ang mom ko na for delivery ng weekend hindi nagawa kaya nacancel na lang. Nasa 20k din ung order na yun.

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