Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Boiling Seafood Restaurant, Alabang Town Center

Boiling Seafood Restaurant
Lately, I've been finding more and more reasons to drive down south. Aside from the new sights and fun roadtrips it brings, the restaurants I've been discovering like The Nest and Stacy's have been nothing short of amazing (food, ambiance, and all). The Boiling Seafood located in Alabang Town Center is no exception.

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We were lucky that Paul Genito, one of the owners, was kind enough to accommodate us during lunch time on a Sunday. The restaurant was packed when we got there at 11am; it was only around 2:30pm when it started slowing down (yep, we were still eating 3 hours later haha).

The Boiling Seafood has been open for two years now, operating with the same concept as Boiling Crabs in the United States. They serve you shrimps, mussels, lobsters, and crabs in a plastic bag with their special sauces, and you throw your shells in a small bucket on the table. They made sure to incorporate the Asian taste, hence their sauces include cajun, sweet chili garlic, crab fat (aligue), coconut curry, and butter garlic. Aprons are provided so you don't have to worry about getting sauce stains on your shirt. (P.S. Eating with your hands is encouraged here.) Their seafood are guaranteed fresh, flown daily from Roxas City to Manila. They specialize in seafood, but they do offer some non-seafood options like fried chicken, spaghetti, and salad, as well.
Boiling Seafood Restaurant
We started off with their Crispy Calamari (P285)
lightly battered fresh squid rings served with marinara sauce
Boiling Seafood Restaurant
Pirate Paul's Buffalo Wings (P295/6pcs | P575/12pcs)
NY style chicken wings, fried and cooked with sweet and mildly spicy sauce served with ranch dressing
Boiling Seafood Restaurant
Order your seafood in three easy steps:
Step 1: Pick your seafood (shrimps, crabs, clams, or lobster)
Step 2: Pick your sauce (cajun, sweet chili garlic, aligue, coconut curry, or butter garlic)
Step 3: How hot do you want it? (Tame, Mild, or Wild)

Below are ones we got to try :)
Boiling Seafood Restaurant
First up, we have the shrimps in sweet chili garlic sauce (shrimps are P595/350 grams). We got to try the tame version, which was okay for me because the spicier the food gets, the more I'll end up eating. And since this was the first dish, I had to control myself or else I wouldn't have made it til the end. Haha! Definitely trying the mild/wild next time though! :)
Boiling Seafood Restaurant
Here's the shrimps in crab fat (aligue) sauce. It looks similar to the one above, except the sauce is thicker and it doesn't have corn in it. Unfortunately for those with high blood pressure or high cholesterol, you can't have too much of this. I'd suggest avoiding it altogether because, I'm telling you, you won't be able to resist it! Lucky for me, I don't have any of those conditions, so I was able to eat as much as I wanted. Definitely my favorite dish of the day!
Boiling Seafood Restaurant
Next is the clams in coconut curry sauce (clams are P325/400 grams). Coconut milk and curry - two things I like! I kept pouring the sauce on my rice, but I do wish they had made it a bit thicker and not too diluted. I still liked it though!
Boiling Seafood Restaurant
The mussels in Cajun sauce (mussels are P325/400 grams) was slightly spicy and garlicky. By this time, they were already replacing our already-full buckets with new ones. We were so spoiled that day! My dad would so love this place, too. Please open a branch up north so I can visit more often!!
Boiling Seafood Restaurant
Crab Garlic Overload (P195/100 grams)
crabs tossed in rich aoili and burro sauces, overloaded with crispy toasted minced garlic 
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I've never seen so much garlic in one dish before! Garlic overload, indeed!
Boiling Seafood Restaurant
Boiling Seafood Restaurant
You can also request the staff to crack the shells for you. Ugh, look at all that fat.. so goooood.
Boiling Seafood Restaurant
And when we thought we were done for the day, they brought out the BBQ Baby Back Ribs -
grilled 'fall of the bone' bbq baby back pork rib rack, glazed with apple butter bbq sauce and french fries
 (full slab P995 / half slab P565)
Boiling Seafood
 Boiling Seafood Restaurant
Thank you to Mr. Paul Benito and the staff of The Boiling Seafood for the warm welcome! Will see you guys again soon! ;)

The Boiling Seafood
G/F Alabang Town Center, Alabang-Zapote Rd Alabang, Muntinlupa
For reservations, call (02) 511-8232
Open from Monday-Sunday 11am to 10:30pm
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