From baked mac to 'BAE mac': Handsome baked mac vendor in Marikina goes viral

A 28-year-old baked macaroni vendor in Marikina City won the hearts of netizens not just for the scrumptious pasta he is selling but also for his good looks and charisma.


(Photos from Go Negosyo)

The baked macaroni vendor identified as Enteng Buenaventura became viral after content creators and food vloggers such as Cherry White praised his pasta's exceptional taste and affordability.

Enteng and his wife sell a 500g tub of baked macaroni for only P65, their large 750g tub for P110, and their party tray for P750 that is good for 10 to12 people.


(Photo from Go Negoyso)

This earned the attention of netizens who did not just take notice of his product but also his striking good looks and charming personality.

According to Buenaventura, he and his wife started selling their baked mac along Shoe Avenue in Marikina in May 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Due to the influx of customers, Enteng and his wife opted to also sell their products online by creating the Arvi Foodhouse Facebook page.


(Photos from Go Negosyo)

"Kung dati ay si Enteng pa ang naghahanap ng customers, ngayon siya na ang pinipilahan at hinahanap-hanap. Alam mo ba na sa loob lang ng 30 minutes ay ubos na agad ang paninda ni Enteng? (Before, Enteng had difficulties in looking for customers. But now, the people are the ones looking for him and lining up just to have a taste of his baked mac which sells out in just 30 minutes)," Go Negosyo said in a social media post featuring Buenaventura.

As of May 23, the Arvi Foodhouse page has already amassed more than 28,000 likes and 43,000 followers.

With his popularity, Enteng is now tagged as the next Diwata who became viral because of his iconic pares overload offering in the city of Pasay.