Messy, Crabby Valentine’s Day Dinner at Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps
My blog review is already a month late because I’ve been juggling all things “mom” that I barely had time to write. Posting this now, I want to go back and devour a bag of freshly-cooked crabs or shrimps again. Stat. Haha.
The seafood shack was packed as expected, and their branch in SM City North EDSA isn’t that spacious so diners were lined up outside. We had to wait for 15 minutes before we were seated.
The interior has a nautical appeal, with ropes, fishing nets, ring buoys, and sea creature decors all over the place, and the vibe is lively and casual.
Step 1. Seafood Selection
For the Captain’s Catch, they have Crabs (market price), Shrimps (PhP 573), and Mussels (PhP 589). We ordered for the biggest crab in the basin. You can order as many crabs/seafood as you want and they’re guaranteed fresh.
Step 2. Cooking Preference
There are 5 choices:
- Blue Posts Boil (seafood cooked in their irresistible signature Blue Posts Cajun sauce)
- Garlic Fried (seafood coated in special Blue Posts batter and garlic fried to perfection)
- Sambal (seafood cooked in sambal paste, a spicy yet flavorful fusion of Indonesian/Malay dish with a Blue Posts touch)
- Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce (a zesty combo of garlic and butter with a tang of lemon)
- In Salted Egg (butter and salted eggs blended together for a sumptuous taste)
Step 3. Spicy Indulgence
Choose the spiciness level – Regular, Mild, or Super Spicy. We had ours Mild.
You may also add Extras: Corn on the Cob (PhP 45), Pork Sausage (PhP 45), Potatoes (PhP 45), Hungarian Sausage (PhP 82), and Plain Rice (PhP 55).
They set up our table right after we ordered. Being there for the first time, I was a bit amused that we have the whole table as our plate. They also gave us Thor’s Hammer.. errr, a crab mallet. Kahit walang crab cracker the mallet is all you’ll need.
We had Blue Posts Boiled Crabs (PhP 1,710). They normally recommend their signature for first timers, and it also has more sauce among the others.
The crab was huge, but it isn’t female. So walang orange-y stuff inside.
Honestly, I’m not fond of eating crabs. Hindi lang siya mahirap kainin, ang lansa pa niya sa kamay. So whenever we’re offered crabs, I usually skip it or I let my husband do the messy job of getting the meat for me.
We were provided with disposable adult bibs and gloves so I had the feeling that I needed to be “game” for it, and leave the kaartehan aside. So I ate using my hands and that was one of the best moments I’ve had while eating crabs.
Giant claws with flavor-soaked crab meat! Yummo!
We added corn and sausages to make our Blue Posts Boil more flavorful. Crab and corn definitely makes a great combo.
I suggest that you order 2 or more rice for yourself (yes, para sayo lang) because its Cajun-based sauce was really good, it’s bursting with bold flavors. The level of spiciness was just right (we chose Mild) and the blend of garlic, paprika, black pepper, cayenne, oregano, and thyme is invigorating.
I chowed down 2 cups of rice. 🙂 If we had ordered shrimps in Sambal sauce (I heard Sambal is also delish, even better than Blue Posts Boil), I might have had 3 cups of rice.
We also ordered Garlic Pork Belly (PhP 275) kaya lang halos hindi siya nagalaw. The Blue Posts Boiled Crabs dish is more than enough for the two of us.
The aftermath. I had this crazy idea of wanting to take home the plastic bag. Sauce is life! 😀
“We had a fun, messy Valentine’s!” Thank you for our VDay photo souvenir, SM North branch! 🙂
Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps
4th Floor, The Block, SM City North EDSA, Quezon City