Hello, Holy Crab!
The not so new seafood restaurant has the same concept as Boiling Crab in the US and Shrimp Bucket here in Manila. I heard though that Holy Crab was the first one to bring such concept here in Manila. It’s just that the other player was a bit more aggressive in expanding.
The smell of shelled fish was the first thing I noticed as soon as I stepped inside the restaurant. It reminded me of dampa. It wasn’t funky; but it wasn’t exactly pleasant as well.
Since we just came from Bamba Bistro, I was a bit hesitant to order a dish for myself so I decided to just share with E and K.
We ordered Mussels in Garliky-Lime and Salted Eggs Sauce (PHP330), Grilled Tuna Belly (PHP260), and a pitcher of Raspberry Cooler (PHP175).
Service was fast and first served was our drink which was refreshing but dilluted.
Mussels were served next and it was a pretty generous serving. One order was definitely good for sharing.
I loved the strong flavor of salted eggs. I also liked the contrast in the texture of the mussels and the roughness of the salted eggs. Sadly though, it overpowered the garlic and lime taste. I could barely taste the garlic and lime. But it was still good and definitely better with shrimps (and rice)!
I didn’t get to taste the tuna belly anymore as I was saving space for desserts. E and K silently finished it so I guess it was good too.
Overall, it was a good stop. Food was yummy and affordable. I would definitely head back for more!
Holy Crab! is located at 252 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque City.