Ping Gu Mushroom Fries

At a kiddie party we attended, there were several party carts– vegan party carts at specifically as the host family is vegan. But, one party cart caught my husband’s attention : the PingGu Mushroom cart. When we tasted their Mushroom Fries, we were surprised as it tasted like Chicharon! No kidding! We tried several dips and eveything go well with the fries. 

According to the owner Ping Gu means Oyster Mushrooms. Incidentally, Ping is also the owner’s first name. 



My husband was stalking PingGu’s whereabouts (way back 2014) and learned that they have a stall at the Legazpi Sunday Market in Makati. We just make sure to drop by early as the mushroom fries get sold out by noon or sometimes even before noon. 

And as if our addiction is not enough, I decided to message Ping Joven (owner) to get their food cart for my husband’s birthday as one of my gifts. It was an intimate party so we had more mushroom fries to ourselves hahahaha! Jess was surprised and told me it was one of the best gifts ever haha. 

There were people who messaged me inquiring how to contact PingGu for their parties too. Some were moms who wants to get Ping Gu for their kiddie parties and some were health buffs who believe in the benefits of mushrooms (which is a thing especially in alternative medicine).
We also got him for Sam’s birthday and guests have been inquiring about it too.
From time to time, we drop by his pop up kiosks in bazaars and weekend markets.
We have tasted similar creations such as mushroom chips and mushroom chicharon. But, nothing is better than our favorite crispy mushroom fries ๐Ÿ™‚
If you wish to try what we are raving about, check out Ping Gu Mushroom Fries at the San Juan weekend market on Saturdays and at the Legazpi Sunday Market. 1 cup of goodness is only Php 100.


For parties, Ping Gu caters for Php 8,000 good for 10kg of fresh mushrooms to be cooked at the venue and freshly serve as crsip mushroom fries to your guests. It can be good for 100 to 200 pax.
To know more about Ping Gu Mushroom Fries check out: 
Ping Gu’s Facebook account
or Instagram : @pinggumushrooms

11 Comments

  • Ms. Crystalline

    January 9, 2017 at 1:25 am Reply

    I also love fried mushroom, actually fried everything hehehe! Fried anything is very popular in Taiwan Night Markets, you can get a bunch of them all together, yummy!

    I go to Legazpi Market sometimes, however I haven’t tried Ping Gu. That’s so sweet you got Ping Gu to food cart for your husband’s birthday.

    You know what’s really good also? Seacharon, or fried seaweed! I always get this too. Chichashroom is not bad too, but fresh fried mushrooms are probably better.

    Nice post. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • TheWonderfulKind

      January 9, 2017 at 1:00 pm Reply

      Thank you Crystalline! I havent been to Taiwan. But, I want too. Will definitely try fried mushrooms there haha. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for dropping by ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kathy Ngo

    January 10, 2017 at 2:00 am Reply

    Wow I love this idea. Thanks for sharing. I have never thought of getting food carts for parties but this is really a good idea.

  • ROBERT LEE | Amazing Life Daily

    January 13, 2017 at 10:46 am Reply

    Hehehe, this is one I would love to try. So yes, all those oils… but it is so unique that I want to try it. I am so good at ignoring street food that even when I visited Taiwan and had all those time to walk and see street foods there, I never spotted it.

    • TheWonderfulKind

      January 14, 2017 at 10:18 am Reply

      Wow! A lot of people remembering Taiwan because of this post. Makes me want to go there ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Bhushavali

    January 13, 2017 at 4:03 pm Reply

    Wow! This looks so yumm and I’m so damn happy to know its vegetarian!!! I’m a veggie too. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’m gonna try out making it! Let’s see…

  • Teresa Dumadag

    January 14, 2017 at 5:55 am Reply

    This is new for me! This is the first time I heard of mushrooms made into fries. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d like to try this, too. Thanks for sharing their location and contact details here. Looks like they are becoming a hit already.

  • Johna

    January 14, 2017 at 3:35 pm Reply

    Intersting! Never tried anything like this before hehe. If i see some of these mushrooms at the grocery ill def have to grab a few and try it out! โ˜บ

  • Jimmy and Tina

    January 14, 2017 at 7:11 pm Reply

    I love deep fried mushrooms so much with ranch dressing, but never tried mushroom fries, They look so darn good and would love to try them out. I’m a huge mushroom lover and these sounds perfect.

  • abie

    January 15, 2017 at 8:01 am Reply

    I think this is a great business idea! I always tell my partner every time we visit ilocos to hoard oyster mushrooms so we can put up a stand in front of our house and sell friend mushrooms and fries, waffles etc. Unfortunatly it never happened :p This is good for the health buff and perfect for parties talaga. I think kids will love this as well,.

  • Kcalpesh Ajugia

    February 9, 2017 at 11:40 am Reply

    Mushrooms are my favorite and I try to include mushrooms in my diet for at least 5 meals in a week. Mostly when I make Tom Yum Soup at home. Wow Ping Gu means oyster mushrooms? It does taste yum and I’m sure this fried version must be really delicious too. Hope to try it some day.

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