A day after the successful PMC 2nd grand EB, I felt like I was not able to spend that much time with my kumare.. and I though this event is just perfect timing. Turns out, we’re in for a not so nice surprise.. it so happens that the event was cancelled but we did not received an email.. but it was a blessing in disguise because we were able to ask a lot of questions to Seafood Island Eastwood branch manager, Mr. Ting Galdones.. and he was very accommodating.
Blackbeard’s Seafood Island is a part of The Red Crab group. As the name suggests, this one is all about pirate and is one of the pioneer in boodle eating. According to Mr. Ting, it was their branch in Market Market that started it all. Since it is located near a military camp, the idea came from the way military men eats, bare hands and on banana leaf, boodle! And the restaurant offers more than 5 types of boodle feasts. Now, they even offer Boodle-linggit, boodle feast perfect for the kids:
As you can see, BOODLE-LINGGIT has the food that most kid would love.. there’s fried chicken in there, min burgers, hotdod on stick, bbq, popcorn and spaghetti. I’m pretty sure even adults would love this for snack.
Blackbeard’s Seafood Island also offer fresh live seafood such as Lapu Lapu, tilapia, crab and lobster. In almost every branch they have a display area where costumers can choose their seafood. Seafood Island’s Eastwood branch operates 24 hours, catering to the call center industry as well as families who usually went there for lunch or a nice family dinner. Branches in Cubao, Market Market and Technohub offers function rooms for large family gathering or other function.
We were first served with Pinoy Nachos, a very appetizing appetizer of Jimcu (first class lumpia wrapper), adobo flakes, mango cubes, green and red bell pepper and onions drizzlewith adobo sauce and And it is very pinoy indeed! The bell pepper and onion is a good contrast to the sweet taste of ripe mango cubes. The crisp of the lumpia wrapper is just perfect for the sauce, you have to finish it quickly as it tends to soften though. Blackbeard’s Seafood Island’s Pinoy Nachos serving is good for 3-5 persons at less than 200 PhP.
Then we had a dozen of Cheese Overload Oyster. Makes me wish I had my son with me, he’s the one who’s so into oyster! It’s baked oyster topped with cheese. I am not a cheese fanatic so this one is a bit overwhelming for me. I go for the classic garlic and cheese for my oyster. Blackbeard’s Seafood Island’s Cheese Overload Oyster at 200+ PhP.
Our main dish is Oxtail Kare-Kare.. wow! I can’t remember when I last had Kare-Kare.. and their Kare Kare makes me drool. Though I am not a fan of oxtail, I had my tummy filled with the veggies in dish, puso ng saging to be exact. And the sauce together with their bagoong is a dish already. Oh, I love their bagoong.. not too salty and not too sweet.
I had so much time specially that my date is my kumare.. a friend I had known only on the internet.. and it is only now (err 2nd time actually) that we got to spend some time together… it is just sad that we were not able to try their boodle feast.. would love to see my kumare eating with her bare hands (Peace Willa! haha).. but I know that won’t be practical if we’re the only people who would eat.. so when we met with other PMC members we decided we will have a lunch there second week of December! It would serve as our mini get together/ mini Christmas Party! Oh just imaging what awaits us, my stomach’s grumbling already! I hope we can try out the Tali Beach Boodle feast (Grilled Chicken, Shrimps, Liempo, Tilapia, Squid, Tahong and Crabs, Grilled Tomatoes, Lato, Mangga, Pakwan with Steamed Rice)
Got the photo from Blackbeard’s Seafood Island Facebook Page, like it to see what’s cooking on this little island..