Tag Archives: crabs

Crab n’ Crew Restobar (Quezon City)

In a culinary world, we are barbarians. Don’t get us wrong; we love fine food prepared by awesome chefs, but, deep down our primitive guts, we like to get our hands dirty with some serious seafood. We won’t hesitate to relocate to some distant seafood-rich island, perhaps the seafood capital down the middle of the Philippines, just in case we win the lotto. Until that happens, we’d stay pretty much contented with whatever seafood we can find in the city. Continue reading Crab n’ Crew Restobar (Quezon City)

Shrimp Bucket Restaurant (UP Town Center, Diliman, Quezon City)

Good food requires no excessive promotion to capture the dining public’s attention. Good food speaks for itself. Satisfied customers, on the other hand, echo the message for their respective social networks to hear or, more properly, to taste. By word of mouth alone, without initially following what our noses tell us and without being hypnotized by some pretty ads, we get to follow the trail of whispers leading to good food, like the dish served at Shrimp Bucket Restaurant. Continue reading Shrimp Bucket Restaurant (UP Town Center, Diliman, Quezon City)

Culinary Bet on the Red Crab (Alimango House) at Resorts World, Manila

There’s hardly a need to convince anyone that crabs are sinfully delicious. So much so, indeed, that the taste is immortalized in the Filipino folk song. Tong tong tong tong pakitong-kitong/ Alimango sa dagat/ Malaki at masarap / Mahirap mahuli / Sapagkat nangangagat (“alimango” means crab, while “masarap” means delicious, good luck in translating “tong tong pakitong-kitong”). I could imagine Mr. Krab, Spongebob‘s grumpy and greedy boss at the Krusty Krab, would be just as tender and succulent when cooked. Continue reading Culinary Bet on the Red Crab (Alimango House) at Resorts World, Manila

Dampa (Seafood Paluto Restaurants, Pasay City)

Dampa is a Filipino word which basically means a “hut”. More of a nipa hut, to be exact. But if we use dampa in conjunction with fresh seafood, it connotes a row of restaurants that cook fresh seafood according to the wishes of the guests. The kicker? Fresh seafood is conveniently sold in nearby stalls, directly handpicked by the guests. If Mactan/Cebu has sutokil, Metro Manila has its dampa. Continue reading Dampa (Seafood Paluto Restaurants, Pasay City)