Dig in! Clawdaddy's Seafood Boiling Bag

Years ago, I never thought that I'd be able to travel to the United States of America...this soon. Sure, it has been part of our list, even planned to go there for our Honeymoon but after agreeing that we will discover Asia first; we never thought I'll see the amazing West anytime in the next few years after tying the knot. Well, I guess Lady Luck must have been on our side all these time as I got an invite from a business counterpart to meet them in California late 2010 (that was just around 5 months of being married!). The agreed schedule was on February 2011 and we got even luckier that both Paul and I were given US travel visas right away.

It truly was a fun-filled two weeks spent with our relatives and friends based in California, USA. I really enjoyed bonding with my Ahia Jeff whom I haven't seen for a long time. The same goes for Paul who was able to spend some quality time with his aunt and cousin Jun too. It truly was time well-spent as we tried a couple of amazing restaurants and visited a number of theme parks too.

the boiling crab

One restaurant that we really enjoyed was Boiling Crab. We have been hearing a lot of raves about this that Jun once told us that he has never dined there because the line was always so long. Thus, we went with a plan. Arriving at the restaurant at 11AM, Jun, my Ahia Jeff, Paul and I went with a big appetite ready for the war...the seafood war. Boy, we had lots of fun! It was a different experience for me and I came home still reliving how fun our lunch at Boiling Crab was. Paul and I, at some point, thought of bringing the concept here to Manila. If we enjoyed it so much, we were very confident that all the foodies and the Filipino market in general will to. We got extremely busy and with lack of resources, we put our idea up on the shelf for a while.

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Well, Paul and I headed to Clawdaddy's to celebrate the 4th of July by trying the new Seafood Boiling Bag. We were both so excited! Ready to feast with our yellow bibs up in place. We tried the Seafood Boil in a Bag (Php. 1,495) with my favorite Garlic Butter sauce! There are four different sauces such as the Seafood Boil Spice, Garlic Butter, Creole Cajun and the Clawdaddy Spice. I find the Garlic Butter just right as it brings out the flavor of the freshly boiled seafood in the bag such as the fresh water prawns, South Pacific clams, green mussels, Manila Clams, Crabs, Andouille sausage, potatoes and corn. I enjoyed the prawns the most as I personally find the crabs too thin (not meaty) to my liking. 

It may not be fair to compare this side by side with the Seafood Bag that we had at the Boiling Crab but we just noticed that there were an awful lot of shellfish and a few shrimps in the bag. Not so good for me as I can't eat shellfish so I just had all the shrimps that I could fish out and a small piece of sausage leaving me still wanting for more.

Aside from the Seafood Boil in a Bag, they also have the All Shrimp Boiling Bag (Php. 995), Shellfish Boiling Bag (Php. 995), Maryland Crab Boiling Bag (Php. 1,495) and the Loisiana Crab and Shrimp Boiling Bag (Php. 1,495). Perhaps, on my next return I'll get the All Shrimp Boiling Bag and eat to my heart's content! 

You can further customize your Boiling Bag by adjusting the spicy level. I'm glad that they made it mild for us as I surely had a spicy hot experience at Boiling Crab in the US.

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To go with our Boiling Bags, we had some BBQ Nachos (Php. 265) which was really so yummy that we couldn't help but to grab more and more chips to munch on.

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We also enjoyed the Pete's Famous Boston Wings (Php. 335) which had the right amount of spiciness and the chicken was really tender and addicting too.

This is a great place to enjoy your seafood!

Visit Clawdaddy's at any of their 4 branches in Shangri-la Plaza Mall, SM Mall of Asia, Nuvali in Laguna or at the Bonifacio High Street in Taguig City. To make a reservation call them at 636-5679 (Shangri-la), 861-3028 (SM Mall of Asia), 856-4785 / 856-4326 (Bonifacio Highstreet).  

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