Uhmmm that gives me an itch
Let me rephrase ....
Today - I ate crabs
Okay, that sounds better
I ate crabs and lobster and clam chowder
And other good stuff
Claw Daddy opened a new branch in Bonifacio High Street
We caught it in its first week
Already we are hooked ... or "clawed"
The brainchild of 3 restaurateur friends Raymund Magdaluyo, Murray Hertz and Peter Ayson - Claw Daddy is a niche for everything that one can claw into (as in eat with hands) ,
And more ...
It is incidentally the coming together of the Red Crab and New Orleans restaurant groups,
The menu is therefore strong on seafood and a Cajun influence
The place is very casual
Family friendly , kid friendly ...
Perhaps to a fault
Because I felt like I was in a playroom more than in a restaurant
But the great eating experience more than makes up for that ...
Things started out well as the servers gave us free buttered corn on the cob while taking our orders ...
Hey - freeeeeeeeeeee
This place is greaaaaaaaaaaaaat
Then there was a Boston Clam Chowder this time @ 135pesos .
Followed by Creole Crispy Shrimp @295pesos
This is crispy, crunchylicious shrimp with lemon butter dip
Bacon Wrapped Crabmeat Stuffed Shrimp with Linguine @385 pesos
Add - Lobster and Salpicao SurfN'Turf @585pesos
Then last but not least - was The Drunken Crab
This is steamed crab cooked in premium beer @95pesos per gram
We were provided with bibs, washtowels, and instead of a claw "cracker" - a marble-like stone tile with a separate heavy river stone - to pound on the crab shell and crack it open.
For an overworked and underpaid dork like me - this was perfect for venting my frustration
I placed a mental picture of my boss' head on the crab claw - and started pounding away till the shell cracked
This is a fun place
Eating with your hands
And slurping the crabmeat off a huge crab claw is casual eating at its best
If shelled seafood is your trip
Claw Daddy is a good bet
Come in a large group ....
Claw your way through the menu
Bonifacio High Street
Fort Bonifacio,Taguig(63-2) 856-4785