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As an archipelago, the Philippines has a lot to offer as far as seafood is concerned. This is evident in the numerous restaurants all over the country
that feature fish, shrimps, oysters, crabs, mussels, and clams as their specialties. Seafood is so versatile that you can cook it in different ways—you can have it steamed, boiled, grilled, or baked. It can also be cooked with different sauces and spices. No wonder seafood dishes are a big hit not only for the locals but also for foreign tourists.
Are you fishing around for newly opened seafood restaurants in Metro Manila? We've got great news for you. In this list, you will find that there are plenty of fish in the sea of dining establishments around the metro. Whether you're into shrimps, crabs, or mussels, these restaurants will surely satisfy your seafood cravings.
Choobi Choobi's branch in Panay
Fresh scallops topped with butter and cheese
opened last December in Quezon City. Their name sounds Korean to some, but they’re a restaurant that serves Filipino comfort food. And the name actually comes from a Fookien word that means “to enjoy.”
One of the restaurant’s house specialties is Shrimp in a Bag (PhP395 per pound), which comes in various flavors including butter garlic, spicy gata (coconut milk), Cajun sauce, and Singaporean style. Since they grow their own shrimps, you can have the freshest and cheapest catch. You can also order Chilean mussels and scampi by the pound. Other dishes include stuffed grilled squid (PhP250), giant bamboo clams (PhP140 per piece), fried chicken (PhP345), lechon kawali or crispy deep fried pork belly (PhP205), and pork barbeque (PhP30 per stick).
Choobi Choobi opened its first branch in July 2013 at Parkmall Cebu. They now have 13 branches in different parts of the country, including Bacolod, Iloilo, Davao, and Cagayan de Oro.
Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps
Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps branch in SM City North EDSA
Crabs from Davao are now available in Manila.
Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps is one of the most popular seafood restaurants in Davao. Last August 26, they opened their doors to seafood lovers in Manila with a branch at SM City North Edsa. You don't need to go to Davao anymore just to taste their fresh seafood uniquely boiled inside a food-grade plastic bag and then marinated in special flavors, such as Cajun sauce and garlic. You can order crabs (at market price), shrimps (PhP572 per pound), and mussels (PhP589 per pound).
Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps is a casual dining establishment so you can eat their seafood dishes using your hands, living up to their tagline, “It's fun to be messy.” They also serve grilled squid and tuna, among other seafood selections. Appetizers, soups, and salads are available as well. Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps is open daily from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
Ross & MARINA Iloilo Oysters Seafood
Ross & MARINA Iloilo Oysters Seafood's branch in Mother Ignacia, Quezon City
A full order of Grilled Tuna
If you are looking for a perfectly grilled blue marlin steak on your no-meat days, look no further. Find it at Ross & MARINA Iloilo Oysters Seafood in Quezon City. Opened just last February, they claim to be the only restaurant that serves the biggest, thickest, juiciest, and freshest blue marlin steak you crave for. Not a fan of blue marlin? Ross & MARINA Iloilo Oysters Seafood has many other delectable dishes to choose from, including baked oysters, grilled squid, chicken barbeque, baby back ribs, and prawns in lemon butter. You can also taste their buko caldo specials, which are dishes served in coconut shells. Noodles, soups, salads, and vegetable dishes are available as well.
It's hard not to crave for seafood with this list of newly opened restaurants. For a more enjoyable dining experience, you can invite your family and friends to one of these dining establishments and fill your tummy with seafood goodness. After all, good food is best shared with good company. Happy eating!
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