Calling all you seafood lovers, you should start “swimming” your way to the SEAFOOD SHACK in Scout Rallos in Tomas Morato. My buddy Martin Kabigting, one of the geniuses behind this new “fishy venture” (and I mean it in a good way of course!), invited me to try their best sellers a few weeks ago along with the soon-to-be weds Muffin and Don and we had a blast. It was a super quick (and bitin) lunch for me since I was heading to my class in Ateneo right after. Next time, I promise to stay a bit longer so I can really enjoy my seafood binge all the more. I’ll make this a quick review and go straight to the point…errr…bullet point(s) I mean. Hehehe!
- I am a fan of CLEAN restaurants. I do love discovering hole-in-the-wall restos with worn out interiors that add a bit of history and charm, that’s all perfectly understandable. A place can be old and look a bit shabby but clean. Hygiene is a non-negotiable for me, especially when it comes to food. I don’t care if you’re a Michelin starred resto, if it smells like a sewer and you have dirty utensils, forget it! Hehehe! This resto wins in the CLEANLINESS department. I guess it’s a given since it’s brand new but I really do hope they keep it this way and maintain the level of cleanliness.
- I love the interiors of this resto—it reminds me of San Francisco! It helps that the interiors are crisp and clean, you don’t get that “langsa” feeling especially since they serve mostly seafood in the menu. The design takes you seaside while in the concrete jungle.
- If you’re looking for a less touristy alternative to eating at a local Dampa, this may be your best bet. Masaya pa rin kumain sa Dampa, especially since they serve the freshest of the fresh but sometimes it can become a tourist and balikbayan trap with overpriced dishes. Here at Seafood Shack, you get fresh seafood without the stress of haggling—and you can still get down and dirty kamayan style. I mean, you have to admit… finger licking makes the seafood eating experience all the more fun right?
- Their boiled shacks are quite generous and their sauces are really tasty. You can choose either Lemon Peppery, Soy Garlic, Southern Cajun, Shack Daddy (all in). These flavors don’t overpower the seafood—katamtaman lang ang timpla and you can always make adjustments with the spice level too.
- Aside from their boiled shacks, customers can also order other none seafood items (if you have someone in the group who’s allergic to seafood) like their Grilled Chicken, Pulled Pork BBQ, Chicken Hash Nachos, and Cajun Wings. I loved their Texas Cheese Sticks and Grilled corn and cheese on a cob! We had these for starters and I was sold! Sobrang sarap! And they serve dessert also!!!
- The prices are quite reasonable especially since the serving portions are quite hefty. This is really a place for families and barkadas.
For more information about Seafood Shack, you can visit their FB page HERE. Thanks again for having me over!