It was a happy Fourth of July with friends last week. Great American cuisine has to be with love for seafood or meat and Clawdaddy offers all of them and now with Boiling Bags! It's that distinct explosion of flavors you get from the juices mixed with herbs and spices, corn, carrots and tomatoes with all the seafood goodies you love to indulge that makes Clawdaddy's Boiling Bags a hit.
In mild or spicy heat with four different flavors: Seafood Boil Spice, Garlic Butter, Creole Cajun and Clawdaddy Spice, Boiling Bags offers you delightful seafood choices like Crabs, fresh water prawns, South Pacific clams, green mussels, Manila clams, Andouille sausage called Seafood Boil in a Bag (Php1,495). They also have All-Shrimp Boiling Bag (Php995), Shellfish Boiling Bag (Php995), Maryland Crab Boiling Bag (Php1495) and Louisiana Crab and Shrimp Boiling Bag (Php1495). I was able to join friends sampling the Seafood Boil in a Bag in Clawdaddy Spice and All-Shrimp Boiling Bag in Garlic Butter and it was delightful with grilled corn on the side while friends chat over the pressing issues of today.
We had Fried Boston Wings (Php325), BBQ Nachos (Php265) and Ceasar Salad (Php338) before the bags were served and the excitement over the celebration of the American independence heated with conversations of what makes Americans unique in food and presentation.
It seemed ornate in preparation but the idea of cooking in boiling bags is simple and yet flavorful. It's that special plastic bag that will never fail and that exquisite detail in preparation not to sog the seafood and the vegetables that I was so interested with explained by the executive chef of Clawdaddy at Bonifacio High Street. The shrimps, mussels, clams and crabs were cooked to perfection with texture that will keep a memory you'd want to relive every time you'd think of seafood. Clawdaddy had me fallen in love with the boiling bag type of cooking and made me want to do the same at home.
At the back of my mind, I would eventually fear to fail and why would we all bother the frills and hassle of shopping and preparing that hard for a meal we can have anytime conveniently at Clawdaddy Bonifacio High Street. It's also that wonderful surprise while digging in the bag that kept all of our friends excited and thrilled. You'll-never-know-what-you're-gonna-get Forrest-Gump-type of feeling at every grab at the bag that keeps the surprise going. Indeed, it's better to enjoy it at Clawdaddy than messing your own kitchen to not just save time and money, it'll also save you the hassle of cleaning up after the meal. Clawdaddy's tables are designed with big trash bins in the middle to conveniently enjoy your food with your own fingers and throw your shells anytime. They'd give you yellow apron and fresh moist towels to keep your hands clean every time you haggle for a piece with your friends that keeps the fun going.
The fun kept going as every one kept digging in the bags served and those afraid of seafood had extensive choices of food at Clawdaddy. From seafood to BBQ ribs and Pasta, Clawdaddy brings in all-american dishes to satisfy all of us. It was fun and surprising dinner meal that capped the celebration of American independence and the Boiling Bags added to the wonderful array of food choices families and friends can now avail at Clawdaddy. The use of hands in eating kept us closer to Americans with Clawdaddy's Boiling Bags last week. It's that simple yet ornate taste and preparation that made me admire the American way and taste. The whole time we did not look for condiments usually asked by Pinoys in restaurants. No patis, soy sauce or vinegar was ever requested. Clawdaddy's Boiling Bags is one big delightful surprise in a pack, perfect for a hungry pack willing to pack in the goodness.For more information:
Clawdaddy's Great American Picnic is located at B6 Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City. For reservation and inquiries, call 8564785/8564326. Other branches include Clawdaddy's Osteria Americana The Ledge, Shangrila Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong City, call 6365679/6374528, Clawdaddy's Osteria Americana SM Mall of Asia located at the 2nd Floor of Entertainment Mall, call 8613028 and Clawdaddy Great American Picnic at Nuvali Sta. Rosa, Laguna. They'll also open a branch soon in Subic located at Level 1, Harbor Point Subic Bay Freeport Zone.