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From my childhood days, i was very much oriented with eating crabs. As a kid who grew up eating anything that are served in the table, crab won't be a stranger anymore. From the types of "talangka" (shore crab), "alimasag" (blue crab) and even "alimango" (regular sized crab), i can definitely squeeze the juice out of the crabs claws. I'm even familiar which crabs are male and female. How? Male crab has this pointy wedge while female crab has wide wedge just below its body that you can use to open up a crab. Usually female crab has eggs in it. This adds up to the crabs taste by the way. Enough of this Crab 101.
Anyways, this evening was like a celebration but didn't have any occasion to celebrate on. I guess we're just hungry, that simple. And then, The Red Crab literally "fills the gap." This was the first time I've seen a very HUGE crab and served in our dining table! You'll feel me as you see some photos of the crustacean below.
Name of the dish is the "Crab Szechuan" under the "Alimango Club" of the Menu. This mouthwatering nocturnal specie is sautéed in The Red Crab's irresistible Szechuan sauce. One of the favorite among other crab specialties! Price range is around 105 per 100g for male crabs, 145 for female. Female crabs are more expensive because of the added fats and eggs inside that makes it special. Warning, please mind your cholesterol level while eating this sumptuous fats.
We didn't just ordered for the "Crab Szechaun", we even tried The Red Crab's dinner buffet. Filipino-inspired buffet with series of delectable entrée like breaded "daing" or dried fish dipped in special sauce, crunchy "talangka" and fresh vegetable salads. Main course consists of grilled beef, crabs and fish. Not to mention desserts like crepe, ice cream and fruits. This buffet will definitely give your every peso counts. You may check out The Red Crab's menu for a wide variety of selections.
Fine dine with a twist! Ambience is not your ordinary feel-good restaurant. Cracking is a common sound. Not to mention the fine red bow-tie "bib" that is wrapped-around your neck and of course the set of tools that you need in order to give those crab their fate.
Highly recommended. Try visiting their branches at the following:
1.The Red Crab Seafood and Steaks Tomas Morato
104 JS Building, Tomas Morato Ave. cor. Scout Delgado, Quezon City
Phone Number: (63 2) 374-8406, (63 2) 412-4323
2. The Red Crab Seafood and Steaks ATC
Alabang Town Center2nd Level, Corte de las Palmas
Alabang Town Center, Alabang-Zapote Road
Muntinlupa, Metro Manila
Phone Number: 772-2968
3. The Red Crab Seafood and Steaks Clark
Cardinal Santos St. Clark Field
Phone Number: (63 45) 599-5345
4. The Red Crab Seafood and Steaks Palm Village
121 Zodiac St., Palm Village Makati
Phone Number: (63 2) 890-0384
5.The Red Crab's The Seafood Club Greenbelt
Shop 210, Level 2 Greenbelt 3
Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila
Phone Number: 757-4129
6. The Red Crab Seafood and Steaks Malate
536 Remedios St., Malate Manila
Phone Number: (63 2) 400-9980