BY PAUL MICHAEL CAMANIA JARAMILLO
It's been a long day for us! When we went to TriNoMa, we met a Blackbeard’s Seafood Island staff kuya Jeff. He said that there will be a free serving of calamares for their customers. We promised to get back to the restaurant and have our dinner there after our lunch in Wee Nam Kee and 'Crazy Beautiful You' movie date with my friends ate Wengz, Krizzalyn and Star.
I always wanted to try Seafood Island's boodle fight, a military style of eating where food is placed on top of the banana leaves and everyone prepares for the “eating combat”. Blackbeard’s Seafood Island boodle feasts give you a one of a kind dining experience. Customers are encouraged to eat in bare hands.
You can choose from their wide array of Island-inspired Filipino dishes that will definitely leave you with a happy tummy.
A group of five to six persons can enjoy Vigan Boodle Feast (P1,395) which has pinapaitan, insarabasab, igado, pakbet de Vigan, poque-poque, bagnet, dinakdakan, grilled bangus, Vigan longganisa rice. Davao Gulf (P1,485) has chicken wings inasal, pork bbq, grilled baby squid, steamed shrimps, grilled tuna laman, grilled imbao, shrimp and pomelo salad, lato salad, kinilaw na langka sa gata, grilled talong, salted egg, grilled tomatoes, kalkag rice, bagoong rice and crispy dulong rice. Mt. Apo (P1,650) has imbao sa buco, steamed crabs, grilled liempo, inihaw na manok sa gata, grilled squid, steamed shrimps, fried tilapia, law-uy, knilaw na tanigue, balbakwa, ensalatang lato with crispy dilis and salted fish rice.
A group of three to four persons (P995) and a family of five to six may try Magellan's Landing which has danggit Chips with Pineapple Salsa, Kinilaw na Tanguigue, Grilled Tilapia, Grilled Squid and Shrimps, Steamed Crab, Chicken Inasal, Grilled Vegetables and Bagoong Rice. We ordered Tali Beach which has grilled chicken, inasal big bbq, steamed white shrimps, grilled tilapia, grilled tahong, crabs, grilled squid, grilled tomatoes, lato, mangga, pakwan with steamed rice.
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Other boodle feasts are Boracay's Feast (P735/P998), Dagupan's Pride (P795/P1285), Dapitan's Pride (P845/P1,315).
Aside from boodle feasts, Seafood Island serves Isla Ensalada (P95-P158), Pica-Pica (P185-P245), Hot Plates (P165-P365), Oysters and Shellfish (P198-P265), Pancit sa Balsa (P275-P355), Binalot (P625-P725), Sopas de Palayukan (P250-P398), Seafood Rice (P125-P275).
Sadly, we were not able to get our free calamares since we went there too late at the evening. But thanks to their staff for their excellent customer service.
Seafood Island has branches in Alabang Town Center (Level 2, Corte de las Palmas), Araneta Cubao (Unit 28-31 Shopwise Market Arcade, McArthur Avenue Corner Times Square), Bacolod (G/F The District North Point, Zone 15, Talisay City, Negros Occidental), Baguio (Bpo A Retail Spaces 1 & 2 Baguio Ayala Technohub Camp John Hay, Loakan Road), Balanga, Bataan (Centro San Jose Mall), Binan, Laguna (Bldg. B. Al Fresco Area Pavilion Mall), Cagayan De Oro (Unit 2144-2145 Centrio Ayala Mall C.M. Recto Ave.), Cebu (L411 Ayala Center Cebu, Brgy. Luz), Davao Abreeza (2nd Floor Abreeza Ayala Mall J.P. Laurel Ave.), Eastwood Libis (Unit H-5 Main Drive), Fairview (2/F Ayala Fairview Terreces, Quirino Highway cor Maligaya Drive, Novaliches, Quezon City), General Santos (G/F Fountain Court SM City General Santos Cor. Santiago Blvd, Cor. San Miguel St.), South Cotabato. Imus (2/F Unit 207, The District Cavite, Ayala Malls, cor Daang Hari and Aguinaldo Highway), Mall of Asia, By the Bay (Bldg. G SM by the Bay, Seaside Blvd.), Market!Market! (Fiesta Market), Marquee Mall (Grnd. Floor), Angeles City Pampanga, Nuvali (Merchant 11,Solenad 2, Nuvali Sta. Rosa, Laguna), Robinsons Galleria (Level 2, Veranda), Robinsons Magnolia (3/F), SM Ecoland Davao (Ground Floor SM Annex Bldg.), SM Lipa Batangas (U-1030-1031 Ground Floor), SM Manila (Unit 433 4th Floor), SM Marikina (U-113 Ground Floor), SM Masinag (U-036 Lower Ground Floor), SM Southmall (1173b-117 Food Street, Ground level), Subic Harbor Point Mall (Unit 2091 2nd Floor Harbor Point), Technohub (Space 208-209 UP Ayala Technohub), Trinoma (Unit 1140, grnd floor level, garden wing).
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