I crossed the border of my comfort zone and went straight to the south for our “Saturdate.” I’m a lucky girl for having a partner who doesn’t complain wherever my hungry tummy wants to go. O knows I have a long list of restaurants to visit yet I never heard him complain about driving me around. This man even lends a hand in taking photos. The way he shows his support and love is such a huge deal for me!
When I told him our next restaurant visit was located somewhere in BF Homes Parañaque, I was expecting a comment from him saying, “layo naman!” But nope. Not a single complain. He was still positive about spending the day with me. 🙂
It was like a field trip for driving our way to BF Homes. The long strip of restaurants along BF Homes overwhelmed both of us, slowing down Aguirre Avenue as we eyed on every restaurant. I wonder how long it would take for me to try every single unique restaurant in that town.

Our only agenda was to try the first branch of Holy Crab! Finding the space was easy as spotting the bright orange and white-striped block.

How To Holy Crab!

Step 1: Choose your fresh catch.
Step 2: Pick your sauce.
Step 3: Choose your heat level.

What they call #HolyCrabMentality.

The Food:

Crispy Gambas Overload (Php 350)
Rate: 4/5
Giant battered prawns in sweet garlicky and spicy sauce. The crispiness of prawns and tasty sauce meddled harmoniously. Crispy Gambas Overload is supposed to be an appetizer that I ended up mixing with steamed rice.
Sizzling Salted Duck Egg & Grilled Pork Sisig (Php 220)
Rate: 4/5
Will roll my dice for this Sizzling Salted Duck Egg & Grilled Pork Sisig once again. It’s the sisig that I can’t resist. Minimal amount of fat together with the rich and creamy taste of sizzling salted duck egg. Two thumbs up!
Clark Quay Crabs (Php 145/100g)
Rate: 5/5
You can leave everything behind but not this Clark Quay Crabs, Singapore style crabs made with chili spices and a touch of lemongrass. I made sure my hands were clean before holding these crustaceans. A finger-licking dish that rests your spoon and fork for a moment. A cracker and our bare hands were on the move picking ever crab meat we can sweep. It was surely our top pick at Holy Crab! even if the crabs itself were a little overcooked.
The next dishes were served in a plastic bag, a technique used for the seafood to be soaked in strong sauce flavors. If you read the part on how to Holy Crab!, this is how your dishes will look after completing all 3 steps.

Garlicky Lime & Salted Egg Mixed Seafood
Rate: 3/5
A piece of candy without enough sugar, exactly how I felt after tasting the sauce of Garlicky Lime Mixed Seafood. I have nothing against the freshness of its seafood but the sauce lacked its expected flavors, garlic, lime and salted egg specifically.
Aye! Carramba Shrimps
Rate: 5/5
I had a moment with Aye! Carramba Shrimps and it was terrific! Treated with zesty tangy sauce of Sofrito and homemade paprika chorizo, the flavors were in tune. As we both tasted it at the same time, we looked at each other, smiled, agreed, and said “this one’s good!”
Bali Coco Mussels
Rate: 4/5
I could lay on the sand beach and take this Bali Coco Mussels with me. It had a tropical taste of coconut milk, lemongrass, miso and homemade shrimp paste. Don’t waste the sauce and leave it untouched. Get a spoonful of bali coco sauce and place on top of every mussel for extra evident coconut goodness.
Bacalao Fried Rice (Php 190)
Rate: 4/5
Bacalao Fried Rice completed our ‘under the sea’ taste adventure at Holy Crab! Chopped up bacalao or cod fish mixed evenly for an animated rice. Without any savory dish, the rice could stand alone. Forget about yang chow fried rice for now, this fried rice is vibrating to call you for dinner.
Ice cream dessert before leaving the town. Holy Crab! missed hitting a pinoy’s sweet spot. Upon re-checking their menu, they didn’t add weight to the demands of dessert, as a must-have after every savory meal. Looking forward to a longer list of desserts from them.

The Ambiance:

Tracing the trail from San Juan to Parañaque to find Holy Crab! was worth our trip. A satisfying seafood lunch plus a bright island-themed surroundings with chic art displays, hand-paintings, crafts and polaroid photos, all in cool colors.
“Inhale the good vibes and Exhale the bad vibes.” Very well said! #TeamPositive
A small patio at the back part transported me to a surf spot somewhere in La Union. Its vibrant surf art makes a good compliment to the mood set in this area. Ideal for round of seafood and beer with your friends.
Have you tried Holy Crab! in BF Homes?
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Location: 252 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Operating Hours: 12:00PM-2:00PM / 5:00PM-11:00PM
Contact: (+632) 710-2917
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HOLYCRABSeafoodBar
Budget: PHP350++

Food 8/10
Ambiance 9/10
Service 9/10
Cost 8/10
Overall 8.5/10