The family is loving crabs these days and the best place to indulge in these is at Seascape Village paluto market.

We tried the crab and seafood feasts in two restaurants: Binondo’s Golden Fortune vs. Dampa’s Lola Ina’s. Here’s our experience.

 

First Things First

Seascape Village, which opened its first phase of the seaside mall with 13 Filipino/Asian paluto restaurants, is a mixed-use coastal development in the Manila Bay area located beside Sofitel and Manila Film Center.

We featured Go Go Kitchen vs. Mazu Seaside Diner in this post: Seascape Village Market: The Best & Cleanest Paluto Market in Manila?!

 

SEASCAPE VILLAGE
Seascape Village (Beside Sofitel), Pasay City, Philippines
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Telephone: +632 869-7452
Email: [email protected]
FacebookSeascape Village PH

It’s similar to the dampa paluto concept, and they make sure their pricing is always at par with Seaside Dampa Macapagal.

You pay for the market price of the crabs which costs 500-600/kilo.

 

GOLDEN FORTUNE

Golden Fortune is originally from Soler St., Binondo with a second branch along T.M Kalaw St. in Ermita and a third branch at Seascape Market. They are known for their Midnight Madness discounts on dimsum and shabu shabu which starts at 9pm.

Golden Fortune Seafood Restaurant
G/F Seascape Village, Atang Dela Rama St., CCP Complex, Pasay City
Operating Hours: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Telephone: 895-5888, 895-6888, 895-7888
Mobile: +63 917 886-5888
Email[email protected], [email protected]
FacebookGolden Fortune Seafood Restaurant
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.goldenfortuneseafood.com

Golden Fortune Menu: Sharksfin, Abalone | Sea Cucumber, Scallop, Soup | Fish, Shrimp, Seafood |Pork, Beef | Chicken, Pigeon, Frog, Lamb, Ostrich Meat | Roasting, Beancurd | Fresh Harvest, Rice | Noodle, Vegetarian | Vegetarian, Fruit ShakeChef Selection | Szechuan Pickled Vegetable | Appetizer | Liquor | Hot & Cold Drinks, Liquor

Paluto Menu: Crabs | Shrimps | Fish

It’s a Chinese restaurant with lauriat tables, high ceiling and relatively clean ambiance.


Appetizers

Soya Cake with Three Kinds Mushroom

Soya Cake with Three Kinds Mushroom (₱450)

The soya cake was surprisingly good, with an egg texture and color and best eaten with three kinds of mushrooms—shitake, golden mushroom and a secret mushroom ingredient.

Iced Fried Spareribs

Iced Fried Spareribs (₱430)

Fire and Ice Spareribs—the ice kept the fried spareribs crunchy while the inside was still hot—ang sarap! Wiped out in seconds.

Beef Tenderloin Cubes with Garlic

Beef Tenderloin Cubes with Garlic (₱580)

Tender beef (boys-approved) you couldn’t help but eat with rice.

Szechuan Fresh Fish Fillet

Szechuan Fresh Fish Fillet (₱1,180)

They also serve Szechuan cuisine in this branch because of their Chinese clientele.


Crabs Feast 4-Ways

Singaporean-Style Crabs

Singaporean-Style Crabs (Cost of Crab + paluto charge of ₱200/order 1kg & below, ₱200/kg per 1kg & above)

This was the best. We loved the sweet chili sauce where you could dip the mantau bread. You could also suck the sauce off the crab like how you would enjoy it in Singapore.

Sauteed with Salted Egg

Sauteed with Salted Egg (Cost of Crab + paluto charge of ₱200/order 1kg & below, ₱200/kg per 1kg & above)

The crab was cooked with the salted egg sauce, not crusted, so you could still enjoy the flavor of the crab meat and pair it with salted egg.

Crab Rice Pot Sauteed with Ginger & Leeks

Crab Rice Pot Sauteed with Ginger & Leeks (Cost of Crab + paluto charge of ₱200/order 1kg & below, ₱200/kg per 1kg & above)

Our feast was served with crab rice pot topped with a whole crab sauteed in ginger (which, on hindsight, was not very popular with the kids).

HK Typhoon Shelter Style Crabs

HK Typhoon Shelter Style Crabs (Cost of Crab + paluto charge of ₱200/order 1kg & below, ₱200/kg per 1kg & above)

Fried Crab with lots of garlic as popularized by HK typhoon shelter-style cuisine.


Dessert

Fresh Mango Shake (₱140) and Passion Delight (₱148)

We would usually order the drinks for the kids after the main meal so they could enjoy the food first then have the drinks as dessert.

We had to order one more round of mantau bread; this time we dipped it in condensed milk. Yum yum!

You can order almond jelly to clean your palate from the feast.

 

Final Thoughts

What we love about Golden Fortune is that you can still enjoy their a la carte specialties but at the same time have the paluto-style with the crabs with a lot more variety in cooking options.

I suggest that you do a crab feast style and have them cooked in different ways. Order the Soya Cake with Three Kinds Mushroom and Iced Fried Spareribs for appetizer plus a second serving of the mantau bread for the Singaporean crab or for dessert.

Golden Fortune Seafood Restaurant
G/F Seascape Village, Atang Dela Rama St., CCP Complex, Pasay City
Operating Hours: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Telephone: 895-5888, 895-6888, 895-7888
Mobile: +63 917 886-5888
Email[email protected], [email protected]
FacebookGolden Fortune Seafood Restaurant
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.goldenfortuneseafood.com

 


LOLA INA’S

Lola Ina’s, which moved from Seaside Dampa Macapagal to Seascape Village under a new ownership, is a legendary Dampa brand.

Lola Ina’s Seafood Paluto Restaurant
2nd Floor Seascape Village, Atang Dela Rama St., CCP Complex, Pasay City
Operating Hours: 10.00 am to 9.00 pm
Telephone: +63 917-833-5123/ +63 922 333-1253

Lola Ina’s Seafood Paluto Restaurant: Shrimp, Crabs | Pusit, Shell, Fish | Fish, Chicken, Pork | Vegetable, Short Order, Rice, Beverage

It’s a casual paluto restaurant located on the 2nd floor (above 7-11). Their specialty is Filipino food, and they are known for their paluto-style.


Appetizers

Clam Chowder

Clam Chowder (Cost of Clam + ₱200 1/2 Kilo, ₱300 1 kilo Paluto Fee)

This was like a milky halaan soup with fresh Manila clams that even the boys loved.

Baked Oysters

Baked Oysters (Cost of Oysters + ₱200 1/2 Kilo, ₱300 1 kilo Paluto Fee)

We love to eat oysters raw, but we also liked their baked version.

Liempo

Liempo (Cost of Pork + ₱180 1/2 Kilo, ₱250 1 kilo Paluto Fee)

The boys loved this simple liempo that you can eat with the resto’s own soy sauce and vinegar dip.

Pakbet

Pakbet (Cost of Vegetables + ₱180 1/2 Kilo, ₱300 1 kilo Paluto Fee)

You can enjoy your seafood feast with a vegetable dish of Pakbet or Chopsuey.


Seafood Feast

Sweet Chili Crab

Sweet Chili Crab (Cost of Crab + ₱200 1/2 Kilo, ₱300 1 kilo Paluto Fee)

The sweet chili version was the best because you could still taste the freshness of the meat but still enjoy the sweet chili sauce on its shell.

Salted Egg Crab

Salted Egg Crab (Cost of Crab + ₱250 1/2 Kilo, ₱350 1 kilo Paluto Fee)

The salted egg crab was fried and added with salted egg sauce. We prefer our crabs steamed or sauteed but never fried.

The boys had to fight over the crab meat, and they had to learn how to eat it to survive the crab fight.

Adobong Pusit

Adobong Pusit (Cost of Squid + ₱200 1/2 Kilo, ₱300 1 kilo Paluto Fee)

One of the best adobong pusits we’ve tasted, with the right level of sweet soy flavor.

Steamed Shrimp

Steamed Shrimp (Cost of Shrimp + ₱180 1/2 Kilo, ₱250 1 kilo Paluto Fee)

Same with the shrimp, we like it just halabos so that you can really taste the sweetness of the meat (maybe dip it in soy or vinegar).


Dessert

Leche Flan

Leche Flan

The best and most satisfying dessert after a seafood feast, and the best part was fighting over it.


Final Thoughts

We love Lola Ina’s for their Filipino seafood feast: sweet and chili crab, halabos shrimps, adobong pusit, clam chowder and baked oysters.  They specialize in paluto-style and you can buy the seafood from the market to make sure that they are still alive.

The place is simple, a bit crowded and noisy that’s typical of a paluto-ambiance. We will go back for the leche flan for dessert.

Lola Ina’s Seafood Paluto Restaurant
2nd Floor Seascape Village, Atang Dela Rama St., CCP Complex, Pasay City
Operating Hours: 10.00 am to 9.00 pm
Telephone: +63 917-833-5123/ +63 922 333-1253

 

Live an Awesome Life,
Anton
Founder, www.OurAwesomePlanet.com 

Disclosure: Our meal was courtesy of Seascape Village.  I wrote this article with my biases, opinions and insights.

P.S. Tip: Watch out for their promos like the “1 kilo for ₱21” from June 12 to 14 to celebrate the 121st Independence Day.  I heard they are planning to do weekly promotions on seafood at ₱10/kilo.

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