20 Jul2009

The restaurant Mamou, at Serendra in Fort Bonifacio turns two on Tuesday, 21 July 2009. And to celebrate this milestone, they have again pledged to donate ALL OF THE REVENUES (excluding VAT) from their restaurant on that day to the Marketmanila.com feeding program at the Tenement Elementary School in Taguig, Metro Manila. The wonderful staff at this restaurant have also PLEDGED ALL OF THEIR SERVICE CHARGE EARNINGS to the feeding program as well. Last year, when the owners of Mamou contacted me with their plan to help the feeding program, I was amazed by their generosity and impressed by their desire to do it quietly, without fanfare. The post I did about the anniversary last year was for selfish reasons… the more folks who ate at the restaurant that day, the more meals could be provided for the malnourished elementary school children in the public school feeding programs! All told, last year’s gift resulted in some 4,000 full meals for the kids. Thus far, marketmanila and its donors have provided some 45,000 meals for the kids, and by year-end expect to top 60,000 meals total. This was all made possible by wonderful individual donors (readers) from all over the world, and of course with the incredible help of Mamou and their staff.

It’s all so very simple. All you have to do is eat at Mamou on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 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

Thank you, Mamou.



  1. Vanessa says:

    BRAVA, Mamou!

    Jul 20, 2009 | 8:01 am


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  3. bearhug0127 says:

    Congratulations Mamou and MM!! Here’s wishing you great success on this year’s feeding program.

    Jul 20, 2009 | 9:34 am

  4. Toni says:

    Oh wow! This is a wonderful partnership and an effort full of love and selflessness. Cheers to its success!

    Jul 20, 2009 | 9:40 am

  5. silly lolo says:

    Ok. So listed as a good place to eat at when I get to Manila in Dec. There is a guy who has been trying to sell me a condo at that Serendra complex. I’ll make sure I get him for a few meals at Mamou!

    Jul 20, 2009 | 10:18 am

  6. terrey says:

    will leave a post to my Facebook account re this for all my friends and relatives in Manila to see! great job Mamou and God bless you more and more!

    Jul 20, 2009 | 10:32 am

  7. sanojmd says:

    such a selfless act.. congrats mamou and MM..

    Jul 20, 2009 | 10:48 am

  8. farida says:

    More power to you MM and and to Mamou for your generosity. The world is a better place for people like you.

    Jul 20, 2009 | 12:29 pm

  9. mardie c",) says:

    it will be like an eyeball for all marketmanila readers at Mamou on july 21. Good luck and good job MM and Mamou! two thumbs up for both of you.

    Jul 20, 2009 | 12:40 pm

  10. Bubut says:

    very nice team work for MM and mamou! i would like to assure you that the food is very good at that resto. I’ve just tried once as you really need to book a table as they are always full.

    Jul 20, 2009 | 12:42 pm

  11. betty q. says:

    It would be nice if other restaurants would join in the bandwagon!……maybe one day…

    Jul 20, 2009 | 1:28 pm

  12. Artisan Chocolatier says:

    My thoughts too Bettyq. If all restaurants will give just one day’s business to a beneficiary school feeding program, we may just wipe out malnutrition amongst children.


    Jul 20, 2009 | 2:17 pm

  13. alicia says:

    lunch at Mamou it is then.. hope they serve some brunch items!

    Jul 20, 2009 | 2:30 pm

  14. Netoy says:

    Marketman – this question may be totally unrelated but I just read your posting on Antonio’s Tagaytay and did a little googling about the place. One comment that I read was that Sonya’s Garden also in Tagaytay is better than Antonio’s. Have you tried Sonya’s? If so, comment please? I also live out of the country and would like to try these restaurants that you have recommended when I return next year. Thanks much.

    Jul 21, 2009 | 3:37 am

  15. Tricia says:

    Our family’s favorite place to eat!

    My hubby & I were at their 1st anniversary last year because of you MM. They even gave us cupcake to take home. I would miss this one as I am out of the country now but will tell my in laws about it.

    Jul 21, 2009 | 5:02 am

  16. Marketman says:

    Netoy, while sonya’s is interesting in its own right, a nice farm or flower garden setting and lots of homey touches, it serves a vegetarian lunch that rarely changes and which is nice but not great. Antonio’s is not in the same league, it is several leagues above sonya’s when it comes to the food. No contest at all in my opinion, if you are searching for fine food… head to Antonio’s in Tagaytay. If you are in Manila, grab a good steak at Mamou. :)

    Jul 21, 2009 | 6:53 am

  17. Nonny Carlos says:

    Great idea of Mamou. Hope other restaurants do a similar activity. It’s a good CSR .. Corporate Social Responsiility — act.

    I sometimes wonder what hotels do with their left over buffet food and bread etc. It will surely feed oodles of people …

    Jul 21, 2009 | 10:10 am

  18. Netoy says:

    Thanks, MM. Mamou is definitely on my list to visit… Keep up the great blogging please. I really enjoy reading your writings but a lot of times suffer hunger pains reading and looking at what you partake. Mabuhay!!

    Jul 21, 2009 | 10:06 pm

  19. Maria Clara says:

    Very generous of Mamou for supporting your feeding programs! Hoping was a big success!

    Jul 22, 2009 | 2:39 am

  20. michelle says:

    Congratulations! I will surely try to dine at Mamou :) And also Antonio’s (if i can convince hubby to drive us!)

    Jul 22, 2009 | 10:31 pm


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