About us

Welcome to Merkado PH – your gateway to the vibrant flavors, rich traditions, and cultural treasures of the Philippines, and beyond. At Merkado PH, we strive to bring the warmth and authenticity of Filipino products to the heart of Sweden, creating a haven for both the Filipino diaspora and those eager to explore the diverse wonders of Asian culture.

Our Mission
Our mission goes beyond commerce. Merkado PH is more than just an online store – it's a cultural bridge connecting the Philippines to Sweden. Our mission is to provide a curated selection of high-quality Filipino products that embody the essence of Filipino traditions and flavors. We aim to make it easy for both Filipinos and non-Filipinos in Sweden to experience the unique and diverse offerings of the Philippines. But we don't stop there - we extend our offerings to include treasures from other Asian households, such as China, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, and more.

The Face of Merkado PH: The Bayong Bag Logo

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Representing the heart and soul of Merkado PH is our distinctive logo – the Bayong bag. The Bayong, a traditional Filipino woven bag, has been an integral part of Filipino culture for generations. It is not merely a bag but a symbol of sustainability, craftsmanship, and community.

Bayong made from Karagumoy
Image source: Alma Gamil, "Karagumoy bayong.jpg", 2015 June.Β Accessed viaΒ https://www.flickr.com/photos/137899673@N05/24262409380/in/photostream/ CC BY 2.0

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The weaving process in making Bayong
Image source: Alma Gamil, "Bayong weaving in Bulusan", 2015 June.Β Accessed viaΒ https://www.flickr.com/photos/137899673@N05/24262409380/in/photostream/ CC BY 2.0


In Filipino culture, the Bayong is more than just a means of carrying goods; it embodies the spirit of community and shared experiences. By choosing the Bayong as our logo, we pay homage to our roots and emphasize the communal aspect of Filipino food culture – where sharing meals with loved ones is a cherished tradition.

Our Commitment to Quality
Merkado PH curates a range of Filipino non-food and food products, carefully selected to capture the essence of the Philippines. From delectable snacks to traditional handicrafts, each item tells a story of Filipino craftsmanship and ingenuity.

Connecting Communities
At Merkado PH, we believe that food has the power to bring people together. Whether you're a Filipino craving a taste of home or a non-Filipino eager to explore new flavors, Merkado PH is here to make these connections possible. We strive to foster a sense of community by creating an inclusive space where everyone can discover and appreciate the beauty of Filipino culture through its diverse array of products.

Join Us on this Culinary Journey
Embark on a culinary journey with Merkado PH and experience the warmth, flavors, and traditions of the Philippines, right here in Sweden. We invite you to explore our online store, discover the stories behind each product, and become a part of our growing community.

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