If you hapen to pass by the Municipal Hall of Sta. Maria, Bulacan you may have noticed an old, dull and paintless vehicle at the parking lot. Take a second look and you’ll notice that this dull vehicle is actually a food stall.
According to Ate Malou, a newly hired lady to watch the store, the owner started selling biscuits, polvoron, iced gems, brown sugar and other baked goodies 8 years ago. Though she was not sure if the store started selling inside the vehicle.
If you look closely at the tires and the exterior, it makes an impression that the vehicle is still in good running condition. But according to Ate Malou the vehicle is no longer able to run its engine. The vehicle stays put at the parking lot 24/7. The store only opens at 7AM and closes at 7PM.
One of the food that got my attention was the Mamon. Not the same bread Mamon that ManileÃ±os were used to. The Mamon that was being sold are actually excess cuts of cake dough that was collected, placed inside a plastic bag and sold for 15 Pesos. It was good when I tasted it except that it feels like it sucks the saliva out of my mouth, so better have a drink with you when eating the Mamon.
The store is quite famous among the locals. I waited about 5 minutes until all the customers were served and I was able to ask questions.
When you pass by Sta. Maria, Bulacan visit the vehicle store, try their products and maybe ask the name of the store which i failed to do with my limited time with the store and Ate Malou.
P.S. They still pay the parking fee.