When in Manila and craving for a whole lot of seafood fare goodness? Dive-in at Bag O’ Shrimps and swim through their savory off-the-hook selections!
Located along Tuscany, McKinley Hill lies this pearl of seafood galore – and here, SHRIMP is KING!! Bag O’ Shrimps is a no-fuss, bright and welcoming place where messy eating is highly encouraged! Let me give you more reasons why you should treat you, your barkada, your workmates, and even your family in this almost dampa-style restaurant!
1. Shrimps boosts energy! It also helps fight depression!
Did you know that shrimps supplies Omega-3 fatty acids, which helps improve mood? After a hard day’s work, a hefty dose of shrimps will surely help you reduce stress and feel better.
2. At Bag O’ Shrimps, you dig-in with your bare hands!
The only rule at Bag O’ Shrimps: EAT WITH YOUR HANDS!
The sauce may be plastered on the sides of your cheeks or even smeared on your lips like you just chowed down a whole bag of that seafood fare still, NO ONE will criticize you. Like what the people at Bag O’ Shrimps said: ‘The messier it gets, the better! It shows you really enjoyed the meal!
The messier it gets, the better! Plus, you get to have that added bonus of licking your fingers with all that mouthwatering awesome sauce!
3. The place comes with a laid-back, casual ambiance designed to provide everyone with a great dining and hanging-out experience!
According to owners Jandrew and Princess, they wanted a striking “nautical”-feel inside the four corners of this cool nook of shabby interiors inspired from seafood shacks in California. The place is inviting, bright, and warm – making it a great place to just hang out, have fun and eat a lot of shrimps!
4. At Bag O’ Shrimps – McKinley Hill Branch, there’s no corkage fee!
My newly discovered (and an instant fave!) craft beer! Blue Moon | Php130
Bag O’ Shrimps carries several foreign craft beers. And yes, you can still buy your drinks from neighboring restos without any corkage fee! Talk about being good neighbors!
5. Aside from finger-licking good shrimp dishes, they also offer a variety of toothsome seafood palate pleasers!
Shrimp Popcorn | Php275 – Paired with their homemade zesty tartar sauce, these wonderballs of shrimp poppers has made it on my fave list!
Fried Oysters | Php165 – oysters breaded and fried until golden brown, you wouldn’t miss that crunch sound with each bite. Dip as necessary!
Crab Bombsticks | Php185 – the “hottest” mishmash of jalapeno, crabstick, and cheese that’s oozing with every bite!
Sweet Potato Fries | Ph115 – julienned sweet potato sticks with just the right amount of sweet knack! It neutralizes the spicy seafood “kick” and gives a nice crunchy texture to your meal.
Make way for the king – Bag O’ Momma!!!
Bag O’ Shrimps is available in four flavors: Cajun, Lemon Pepper, and Garlic Butter or combine all three of them and you have Bag O’ Momma | Php565! You can adjust the spiciness level depending how you want it. We opted to have our bag on a MILD level of spiciness, but we still felt the “kick!”
Best enjoyed with the suave Blue Moon craft beer.
Other seafood on the bag includes Crab at Php130 per 100g, and Clams and Mussels at Php295 per 500g.
So When In Manila and looking for a new place to eat on your next payday foodtrip, invite your loved ones and head over at Bag O’ Shrimps and feast onto some awesome seafood goodness!
Bag O’ Shrimps
Tuscany McKinley Hill, Taguig City
(02) 585 2789