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 🙂
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