The Yard Food Park - Beautiful Sunday

in beautifulsunday •  6 months ago

My Share for #BeautifulSunday initiated by @ace108

A food park that just opened June 30 that has been causing a buzz around our area. My friends and office mates has been talking about it for days. Word has been spreading around social media about this new hang out place. Live band music, a lot of food options, cool ambiance and a good place to spend with the family. Come with me today as I share with you the newest hang out place in our town.


The Yard Food Park

It was raining a bit but we still wanted to to push thru our visit to the food park. I was confident that the place would have a way to keep their customers dry. We have been yearning to visit since it opened to see what the fuzz was all about. On our way I didn't really know yet what to eat. I was expecting something different aside from the usual burgers, grilled barbecues and local dishes.

Since we took public transportation we encountered a bit of heavy traffic since it was the usual route of the buses here. Having your own vehicle is ideal since there are a lot of alternate routes going to this place. As we reached the venue we could already see the place lit up like a fair. Bright lights which is very inviting the moment you see it. Vehicles were parked all over the place and looks like it covers the whole block.

The main entrance had a big green neon sign and people were crowding at the entrance. Taking photos and selfies at the big sign of The Yard to remind them of their experience with this place. As for us we wanted to go in right away as we were starving.

The Yard has several branches in the Philippines but this is the first time we have heard about it. We really had to check it out due to the proximity.

We went inside and the place was all lighted up with food stalls lined up. I still did not know what to eat and looks like there are so many options to choose from. I felt another challenge for us is getting a table as the place was fully loaded.

In the center of the yard they have set up a tent to keep the customers dry from the drizzle of the rain.

The place was so alive and the band was already playing. Music from the 80's and early 90's it gave that retro vibe yet it sounded fresh. Easy listening which is a break from the millennial tunes that we hear everyday. I listen to all sorts of music but the music this night has set the mood for everyone.

I went up the second floor and wanted to scan each stall before deciding what to eat. Different aromas filled the place and each one invites you to have a taste of what they have to offer.


There was a stall called the Black Sails that offered sea foods. I liked the theme that they had going, in the form of a hull of a ship. Looks like a good spot and not crowded but didn't have any craving for seafood tonight. Also it was away from the stage of the live music.



Now every other table had some chicken wings from this stall called Chick List. I would say it is quite popular as there were a lot of people lined up. We tried to order but we were told that it would take more than 30 minutes as still had to get more chicken. We wanted to taste their chicken but didn't want to wait so we had to move along and check another stall. Maybe next time we will try their wings.


Lighting and presentation does attract customers. This stall called Flame and Ramen had flames burning up in front of it. They offered Japanese food and ramen sandwiches. A ramen bun with options of pork, pulled pork, burger and you could even have add ons of cheese or egg.


On the menu we ended up with chicken Karaage for my son. That is the only thing that we ordered here as we wanted to taste the food from the other stalls.


I loved how they decorated their stall with firewood gives it some sort of a rustic feel.

As we strolled along we saw a cloud coming from this location. A place called Ice Cream Lab that offered nitrogen infused treats. Three tanks of liquid nitrogen and the cloud attracted more people. This is something different and the kids including me was so curious about it. We ended up ordering our dessert first.

I think it is not a good idea to sit near the tanks. Everytime someone orders you would get a blast of a cold cloud from the liquid nitrogen. We I guess they wanted to sit there.

A great way to attract customers is to make the cloud as big as possible. Well I guess it works as people were lining up to get a frozen cold treat. I still would not want to sit there though.

On the menu they had their ice cream creations and the frozen treats.

We were told that the only dessert they had infused with the liquid nitrogen was Dragons Ball which are frozen cheese balls and Dragons Breath which is a frozen chiffon cake. My son wanted to go for the Dragon's Breath and we couldn't wait to taste it.

The guy came over to our table with the Dragon's Breath. Poured the liquid nitrogen on the dessert and mist covered our table. Before leaving he told us not to leave the treat on our tongues too long as it may tend to stick. I've seen videos of liquid nitrogen freezing stuff and having it shattered like glass or porcelain. I think it also has an effect to break even metal. Well is it safe? I guess they would not be serving it if it wasn't.


The question is who will be trying it first?

The kids didn't think twice and wanted to try it right away.

Aside from that we also ordered an ice cream called Smores. Made up of three scoops of vanilla ice cream, graham, whipped cream, toasted marshmallows and a syringe with caramel.

The chiffon cake was hard like a popsicle but dry. You could bite into it and you could feel it stick a little bit in your mouth. It's pretty cold and mist comes out of your nose and mouth once you eat it. We really enjoyed this treat and I feel we would come back again to try it once more.

With so many options it was very hard to choose what to eat. They had Malaysian, Korean, Mexican, Japanese and it would really be a great idea to order a little something from the ones that catches your craving. Would have ordered more but we were on a tight budget. If we had some funds I would go crazy ordering a lot and have it showcased. Well for now just to have a taste and experience will do.






I saw some pork belly being grilled on some of the tables and found the stall called Yeonin where it came from. They offered Korean food and we ordered the Samgyupsal which is good for 2-3 people. Including lettuce, rice, ssamjang and kimchi. It cost 345 pesos or around $6.45 which I think is not bad.

The menu some I have never heard of as I am not that familiar with Korean food.


Another food that caught my eye is the fried squid on sticks. I also noticed them on a few of the tables and looked for the stall where it was sold. We found it and it was called Abandon Ship with a logo of a kraken attacking a pirate ship.


We bought the smallest one costing 189 pesos or $3.53 but the Colossal one costs 499 pesos or $9.33. I love how they have it presented as it attracted me to buy one. Pretty effective marketing strategy if I may say.


We wanted more desserts and this stall was an eye candy.

All sorts of sweets, cakes, muffins that could satisfy your sweet tooth.


The price was 100 pesos or $1.87 for any three of the treats.





Now it was time to get back on our seat. This glowing cube is the marker from the squid stall to easily locate their customers and it changes colors too.

The chicken karaage arrived and the kids didn't like the taste. So I ended up eating it so it won't go to waste. Well there was some sort of weird after taste and could have been made better. Maybe we should have gone for the ramen bun instead.

The grill and the pork belly arrived from the Korean stall. I wanted the kids do all the cooking and I would just sit back and relax.

My wife ordered some Gimbap which is seaweed and rice roll. I would not know the difference with the Japanese maki roll. Looks the same to me but my wife loves it and I think she finished it all.

Here are the ingredients.

The pork belly



Korean eggplant


Some sort of vinegar with onions

As my wife told me the process is wrapping up all the ingredients along with lettuce. It was interesting and I should try more Korean food in the future.

Cooking the pork belly with sesame seeds already sprinkled on the meat.

The kids were enjoying themselves and kept on arguing which ones were already cooked. Well I just left it with them to deal with.

Our ship has arrived and along with it is our fried squid.

It came with soy sauce and vinegar in separate cups.

The squid was cooked right as the meat was tender. Over cooking squid tends to give it a rubbery texture and hard to eat.

As we dined the night away the band continued to serenade us thru the night. Changing the mood now with Maroon 5 singing a cover of She will be loved. I really love eating out and listening to live bands. Just a relaxing atmosphere with nothing too heavy just easy listening. But don't get me wrong I rock preferably from the grunge era. These days some how I feel age is catching up with me and got a little mellow but deep inside it is still there.

I guess this is it for now. I hope you enjoyed our little visit to The Yard. There are so many restaurants and food stalls all over some of them doesn't last long, some are underrated but something I learned from this place. Banding together creates an amazing attraction that give attention and a chance for success for everyone.

Thanks for joining me and have a good rainy evening here from the Philippines.



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Bright and colorful, awesome. Love the design too, looks like a great place to spend some free time


Hey thanks for having a look. I also like the way they set things up in this place. It was drizzling but people were still coming. A great place to hang out and maybe have a drink or two while listening to live music.


oh yea, it looks paaaacked there with people

Looks like a real busy place for now, it wouldn't appeal to me, maybe 30 years ago, but not now. I would think that with all the choices of food it could be several weekends before you would have made the rounds there, a person can only eat so much at one time.
Keep us posted on how successful this place ends up being. Here in Texas we have several little food truck parks popping up on the weekends.


I'd love to see the food trucks there. We can't really tell yet if they are a hit. Maybe after a couple of months. Will keep you posted how it turns up. Thanks for checking 😃


The next time I am in Tomball, TX I will snap a couple shots of the trucks and share them with you. Those are the closest to me.


That would be great! I'd love to see it!

I LOVE the look of this place!! And the food looks wonderful too :) Thank you for sharing all the great awesome @watersnake101. I've shared this post with c-squared too; hope they stop by!


@lynncoyle1 thank you very much. Even though we have a typhoon and it's been raining for 3 days now. I got home from work all wet. Your comment made my day. Thanks again for sharing my post and they did drop by! Much Love!


aww thank you so much @watersnake101! Your comment is one of the reasons why I do what I do here :) And I love c-squared; they are great about supporting quality posts :)

Looks like a good place for my uncle's birthday celebration next month. That is, if his health allows. LOL!


Where are you located bro. You just might find a branch near you. A celebration would be great there with a lot of options.


We're in Sucat, Paranaque. I checked the FB page and saw a post from July 2017 that mentioned a branch, The Yard Beach House, that's about to open in the East Service Road. But, strangely, I can't find anything else about it a year after their announcement.


I think it did not push thru or maybe they are still working on it. Beach House theme sounds cool. The next one I guess is in Pasig The Yard Underground or maybe visit Cavite lol.

Wow, such a vibrant and happening place to grab some grub!


It was and although it was crowded it was an eye candy for foodie lovers.

Thanks for taking us along such an cool foord park


You are very welcome. Glad you enjoyed it.

What an incredible place! So many amazing food choices! I was wishing I was there with you as I read this and looked at your pictures! Tip!


Would be fun to have you with us as we have a food crusade lol. Are you willing to try the nitrogen infused treats?

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Look at all these food!
RED VELVET ice cream...!!! Melt...


I have a strong feeling that you are fun to have around in places like these.


Yes! Totally!!

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OMG This is a foodie heaven. If it is at my place, I am definitely going to visit it for the Dragon's Breath! Hahah. The place looks very awesome and there are so many choices. You took so many photos and I hope some big curators come by to give you big fat upvotes cos you totally deserve it for your efforts of uploading so many nice photos to bring us through an elaborate walk into this place, @watersnake101! :)



Hey thank you very much for your kind words. It was a very lively place and feels like we wanted to try something from each stall. Maybe we will go back another time I saw some ribs there and Malaysian food that looks interesting. Dragons breath was fun to eat, mist comes out from your mouth and nose as you speak. Thanks again for your comment it really cheered me up today. 😊

WOW! the buzz sure has made this the place to be! Look at all those people!
And the food! Fried squid? Hmmm, not sure I would want that, but still. I know I'd find something there to enjoy


Perfect weekend hang out. Seems like a lot of steemians doesn't like squid lol. Anyways definitely you would find something to your liking. I'm imagining if we all just lived near each other would be a blast meeting up in such places.

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I got full just looking at all that food! You must try the chicken and find out if it is really worth the wait :)
Thank you for sharing @watersnake101


Ahh I've been thinking about those wings since we left. Thanks for checking.

This is when I miss lving in a city! What an awsome place. Food and the variety looks fabulous!


Maybe would still take a lot of visits to be able to try everything. Glad you liked it.

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That's Kristel's mother you took a picture of on the Black Sails ship. :-)


What are the odds to that? Have you dropped by already?


I'll let the hype subside. I hate crowd haha

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wow.. love all of those food.. especially the sweets.. perfect place for family bonding..


Ahh you have the sweet tooth you would love some extra toppings on those muffins.

Looks like a really happening place.
Sure must be lots of good choice there.


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Happening place. Sure must be
Lots of good choice there.

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Tremendous amount of choices. For sure there is something for everyone. Thanks bro.

That looks so amazing, and your photos really capture the atmosphere. I remember going to night markets when I visited Taiwan in the 1990s. I didn't visit South East Asia on my travels. I think it's about time I did!


Life is short and we need to make the most out of it. Plan and pursue that trip my friend. If we could just afford it we would be out for a year just travelling. Maybe if the stars align and the winds of fortune change. Cheers!


Let's hope so! I'm a great believer in positive thinking :)

That was awesome. I feel like I just watched a travel food video. My morning coffee is a bit less than satisfying now... Haha haha


Lol not such a bad idea maybe will add a video next time. Away from all the crowd I still love your peace quiet life. Hey btw I got a cherry tomato plant growing in a pot and it looks healthy. I'm surprised it grew normally they die on me.

A fun place with lots of food. I want the dessert with the syringe in it. :)


There is another one with the syringe called Death by Chocolate. Filled with chocolate delicious chocolate 😊