19 Jul2010

Mamou is doing it again. For the third year in a row, all proceeds from their restaurant at Serendra this Wednesday, July 21 will be donated to the marketmanila.com feeding program at the Tenement School in Taguig, Metro Manila! Mamou has been a wonderful partner and extremely generous donor to the feeding program over the years. Last year’s anniversary dinner resulted in 6,000 full meals for undernourished public school elementary students. The wonderful staff at this restaurant have also PLEDGED ALL OF THEIR SERVICE CHARGE EARNINGS to the feeding program as well. Every year they do this with as little fanfare as possible, and I know they have a wonderful heart, besides the fantastic food. If not for my screaming it on this blog, most folks wouldn’t even know how much this gesture means to the kids who receive supplementary feeding during the school day.

It’s all so very simple. All you have to do is eat at Mamou on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 either at lunch or dinner. All revenues (except tax) and all service charges will be donated in FULL to the feeding program. This isn’t a portion of profits, or a part of sales, this includes all revenues from your meal(s) there. Essentially, Mamou is donating all of the food, staff costs, overheads, etc. You guys get a great meal, and you help feed some students who truly need it most. Also, as I have mentioned before, 100% of all donations for the feeding programs go directly to the schools, and not a single centavo goes to administration, overheads, etc. Marketmanila.com underwrites all costs associated with raising, collecting and distributing the funds.

It really doesn’t get much easier than this. Enjoy a wonderful meal with family and friends and in the process help feed malnourished school children. Please reserve your table early and if the two dinner seatings are full, you may want to consider grabbing lunch there instead. :) For reservations, please contact :

Serendra, Fort Bonifacio

P.S., I am currently out of town with limited internet access, but I plan to offer an added incentive for marketmanila.com and other diners at Mamou on Wedensday, 21 July 2010. The “rolls-royce” of wheeled market baskets as a prize for one of the lucky folks who lunch or dine at Mamou of July 21, 2010. The market basket is absolutely stunning. Market fanatics will drool… :) Made in the Philippines, it would probably retail for upwards of $200+ in the U.S. or Europe. And better yet, if you win the basket, Marketman will throw in a personalized hour-long tour (if the winner wants it) of either the Salcedo Market or the FTI Taguig Saturday market at a mutually agreed date/time. Meet my sukis, grill me on produce or anything food/market related. :) As soon as I get back to my desk, I will post a photo of the basket/prize… Make your reservations early, last year there was nary a seat left at Mamou…




  1. botchok says:

    Happy anniversary to Mamou and more power to the marketmanila.com feeding program!

    Jul 19, 2010 | 4:55 pm


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  3. Tricia says:

    I AM SO GOING!!! Gonna call up A**** to reserve! I remember going there on their 1st year anniv and I saw you MM in person :)) Can’t believe it’s been 2 years already since that Mamou 1st anniv dinner. They gave us Sonja’s cupcake that time.

    Jul 19, 2010 | 5:27 pm

  4. Mangaranon says:

    Congratulations Oye, Malou and Annie!

    Jul 19, 2010 | 5:54 pm

  5. Rona Y says:

    Is the prize a Reisenthel carrycruiser? I love those baskets (especially the bike basket!)!

    I’d go if I were in the Philippines–what a great fundraiser! But alas, I am in Canada. Perhaps next year!

    Jul 19, 2010 | 6:37 pm

  6. Manila Girl says:

    Great project! I hope the feeding program can be sustained. Once-in-a-while feedings won’t really make a difference in the health of malnourished children, but it is definitely a start! Hopefully more of us will be inspired to follow suit. :-) Thank you.

    Jul 19, 2010 | 7:37 pm

  7. Footloose says:

    Having started by Market Man in the late part of 2007 and now approaching its full third year, I think it is fair to characterize this feeding program as a sustained (and well thought out) effort and not a once-in-a-while, flash-in-the-pan, ningas-kugon stab. This is where our Filipino knack for mimicry would work wonders. We want to see Market Manila gaya-gaya feeding programs in all the community schools they need ‘em.

    Jul 19, 2010 | 9:06 pm

  8. psychomom says:

    can we enter to win the “incentive basket?” if so, would making a donation to the feeding program warrant an “entry?” since i can not make it to the anniversary dinner. sigh…. sayang….

    Jul 20, 2010 | 12:25 am

  9. maia says:

    this is so encouraging… you and mamou — each taking initiative to feed our undernourished kids. God bless your endeavor! i really really hope something like this happens in cebu.

    Jul 20, 2010 | 7:50 am

  10. kitongzki says:

    Oh! It’s my mom’s birthday on the 21st. Hopefully, I’ll be able to convince dad and mom to have lunch or dinner there… :)

    Jul 20, 2010 | 1:46 pm

  11. Jake Speed says:

    Great job, MM and Mamou!

    Jul 21, 2010 | 12:44 pm


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