I′m pretty damn sure most of you here are fans of ice cream; more so when the ice cream comes in one-of-a-kind flavors. Look no further—Mad Mark′s Creamery and Good Eats has whipped up a few unique and handmade ice cream variants for the discerning palate. If flavors such as pecan cereal, Javan hot chocolate, and cookie malt fail to catch your attention – I do not know what will.
I have had opportunities to dine at three of their branches so far: Kapitolyo (Pasig), Glorietta 5 (Makati), and this one at UP Town Center (Quezon City). They now have a branch at Central Square in BGC, according to Aby′s post right here. It was a fantastic move on their part to open up a location nearer to most northerners like me; I don′t need to drive south for good ice cream! (On second thought, it makes me wonder why the best restaurants tend to open first in the South before moving northward.)
A lot of UP Town Center′s millennial shoppers frequent Mad Mark′s during the lunch hours (from 11:00 am until around 1:00 pm), mainly ordering their savory specialties. These specialties contribute the ″good eats″ part to the restaurant’s name—and for an even better reason!
First-time diners can try out the Fried Yard Bird, their take on the Southern fried chicken. The right amount of juiciness and crisp is coupled with the boneless chicken fillet for hassle-free eating. For those who prefer a healthier protein source, the Creole Grilled Chicken fits the bill perfectly. Every meal can be paired with two sides—there′s mashed potatoes, vegetables, macaroni and cheese, even rice.
On the question of dessert…it would be a shame to visit Mad Mark′s and not order their ice cream selections. The available flavors are written on a chalkboard menu, above the payment counter. Customers are also given the chance to taste the flavors. Similarly, Mad Mark′s also serves milkshakes and desserts that make use of their handmade ice cream.
There′s the Cheesecake—which is a composite dessert made of ice cream, sauce, and a cheese-filled pie. Another noteworthy dessert is the Rolling Dutchman—which consists of the handmade ice cream sandwiched between two pancakes, with cookie butter and chocolate hazelnut spread. Most of their branches carry the Cheesecake, but alas—only the Glorietta branch serves the Dutchman.
Ah, alright. I′ll stop with the wall of text here and show you pictures from their UP Town Center branch. Visit and like Mad Mark’s on Facebook and stay abreast with their latest promotions. Until the next review, bon appetit.
Mad Mark’s Creamery and Good Eats
2/F UP Town Center,
Katipunan Avenue, Brgy. UP Campus,
Diliman, Quezon City 1108