4 Fun Reasons to be Messy at Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps

There is an only-of-its-kind shrimp diner in town serving exceptional bags of sauteed, sauced shrimp you love to get mess with. Devour. Mess up responsibly!

Davao locals and tourists agree that there is no other seafood restaurant in Davao best gratifies those episodes of cephalic and gastronomic shrimp cravings yet but the homegrown, Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps. If you have not tried it yet, let me share to you how I mess and agree to such claim.

Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps Branches:

Bajada, Davao City
Lanang Business Park, Davao City
SM Ecoland, Davao City
The Block-SM North Edsa, Metro Manila
SM Mall of Asia, Metro Manila
O Square Green Hills, Metro Manila
Seascape Village, Pasay City

  1. There is That Bite!

One does not need to be a Michelin Chef to qualify a best textured shrimp. What I know is, one keeps on being messy with shrimps at Blue Posts when he knows how shrimp should be sautéed. There is always that one familiar satisfying bite which your teeth, tongue and jaw unanimously enjoy! When there is an adjective as “fork tender” for steak, let it be coined that there is a “teeth tender” experience for shrimps. It is at Blue Posts.

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2. The Sambal Sauce

I stop asking for the vinegar dip when they start offering this. I have always been a lover of Asian flavors. When I had my Singapore-Penang trip last 2016, I went home as a certified Sambal lover. That sweet, salty yet spicy sauce slather on an al dente bag of sauteed shrimps? Ahhh Salivating! When the crew goes to the table and asks: Refill Sir? “Ano po, Garlic Lemon Butter, Sambal or the Blue Posts Boiled?” You know my answer!

3. The Nautical Interiors

The ambiance engulfs you that every edible portion you try as you dine with your bare hands, is all fresh and prepared thoughtfully. I smell the sea inside. Perhaps it is because of the fishing nets, paddles and life rings which your sensation associates to a dining table set just in front of the briny atmosphere of the sea shore waiting for the fresh catch. It feels composed inside. Not until the bag is finally open for partaking with that shrimp-infused redolence. Attack! Mess up!

4. The “Messing Costume”

One of the crew approached me and offered to don my bib. I felt like a master. There is just this satisfaction boost when you feel like you are being served with things you know you can manage to do but someone offered it sincerely and you do not have a choice but to give in. I remember that as intense as I salivate whenever I think of the shrimps. When the food-grade wax paper is rolled out. When our gloves snugly fit between fingers. The drama just makes the whole experience more gastronomically memorable! These actually appear to be more of ritual than function for me since my appetite knows seemly that I would still choose to be messy despite all the donning. These are Instagram props as well!

Indeed, there is a lot of fish in the ocean of seafood restaurants. But, there is an only-of-its-kind shrimp diner in town serving exceptional bags of sautéed, sauced shrimp you love to get mess with. Devour.

Mess up responsibly.


Blue Posts offers 911 Shrimp Fever. An unlimited shrimp for 2 at P911 only until December 8, 2017. Call for reservations now!

Coffee is for Closers | Starbucks Christmas drinks, leather planner to boost your Q4 Sales, 2018 targets

Maximize this season’s purchasing confidence with sweet twists of your prospect’s usual cup of coffee while letting them realize how lovely it is to be an owner of what you are pitching.

It is always exciting to close deals on the last quarter. Consumers, because of year-end bonuses, are bent on owning something they love. Maximize this purchasing confidence with sweet twists of your prospect’s usual cup of coffee while letting them realize how lovely it is to be an owner of what you are pitching. Set the meeting at their nearest Starbucks cafe and get your lay down owners the red cups they deserve.

RED CUPS FOR RED LEADS

The red cups are back and these are for the red leads. Sweet irresistible overtures blinking a yuletide vibe of whopping new accounts on your pipeline. Close on spot at Starbucks! These are for master Closers like you too!

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CHRISTMAS TREE PEPPERMINT DARK MOCHA
Decadent dark mocha topped with green tea whipped cream and finished with glittering sprinkles of green and red candies. VANILLA NOUGAT LATTÉ (below L)
Rich taste of custard-like, slightly floral French vanilla and nougat notes. TOFFEE NUT CRUNCH LATTÉ (below R)
Toffee nut syrup blended with velvety steamed milk and espresso shots. Topped with whipped cream and crunchy toffee nut crunch toppings. *All also available in Iced and Frappuccino® (Coffee-based and cream-based) format.

 

 

 

SAVORY AND SWEET COMPLEMENTS TO YOUR HOLIDAY DRINKS

May it be a slow cooked marinated turkey, herbed egg omelet, slow roasted Christmas ham or a Mexican flavored chicken breast fillet, Starbucks got your Yuletide feast covered. All best with your choice of any Starbucks beverage. A seventeen (17) layers of crêpe with Belgian chocolate cream filling cake is also a new favorite!

Roasted Turkey and Chicken with Bacon on Cranberry Bread
ROASTED TURKEY AND CHICKEN WITH BACON ON CRANBERRY BREAD
(Below clockwise) CHICKEN FAJITA ROLL, 
HAM & EGG ON BRIOCHE BUN and
CHRISTMAS HAM, EGG WHITE AND EDAM CHEESE ON CROISSANT BUN 

 

 

Chocolate Crepe Cake
CHOCOLATE CREPE CAKE

Hit Your 2018 Sales Goals with Leather-encased Planner


Starbucks Philippines 2018 Planner_4Apart from the leather sleeves that exudes corporate appeal, inside are a stencil ruler to mark important dates and a cleverly-designed calendar that can be folded in a shape of a cup to keep you abreast on your sales performance. May it be naked or sleeved, indeed a motivating and organizing tool to set more sales appointments and scale up more lucrative deals for 2018. Available in “blue and green hues” reminiscent of the calm of the season or the “warm pigments orange” that is as festive as the Kape Vinta card it frames. Which color would you love to own?

TWO WAYS TO OWN IT FOR FREE:

  1. PhP 7,000 single receipt: Bulk purchase of food and other retail items (merchandise, whole bean and Starbucks VIA®, Teavana®) worth PhP 7,000 entitles the customer to one (1) Limited Edition Starbucks Coffee 2018 Planner.
  2. 9 + 9 Stickers: Avail of a Starbucks® Christmas Traditions Promo Card from November 2, 2017 to January 8, 2018 for free at any Starbucks store. Collect eighteen (18) stickers, to redeem one (1) Limited Edition Starbucks Coffee 2018 Planner. Nine (9) Holiday Featured Beverages and Nine (9) Any Starbucks Core Handcrafted Beverage of your choice EXCEPT bottled beverages .*Collect stickers from November 2, 2017 to January 8, 2018. Redeem your Limited Edition Starbucks Coffee 2018 Planner until March 8, 2018, at any Philippine Starbucks stores.

 

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“Hot caramel macchiato in a mug please.”

This year’s Starbucks Christmas menu seemly rephrase this usual plea to my barista. Definitely be spending more of the days to Christmas at Starbucks, may it be a sales meeting or a usual “Coffee is for Closers” off-day. For this season, It would be,

“Hot toffee nut crunch latte in the red cup please. And roasted turkey and chicken with bacon on cranberry bread.”


Starbucks Christmas menu is available by November 2 until January 8, 2018 ONLY. To share in the experience, please visit in stores or online at www.starbucks.ph

Dod’s Ihaw Ihaw: A World Street Food Master in Davao

“The “Bawug” part of the jowl where layers of gelatinous fat melt and slather into the layers of meat once grilled.”

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Just before strutting towards Kowloon City, YING KEE, a Michelin recognized street food for Wonton Noodles in San Po Kong, HK.

I was then ambling along the streets of Kowloon city, hunting for a famous Nasi-Satay when I prognosticated “Someday,  Filipino street food will have its own taste of fame in the global dining table. Food evangelists from other countries will also visit and search for our street food like what I am doing here in Hong Kong.”.

A year and five months from that random prophecy, a list which recognizes the world’s best street food made me one of the proudest Filipino street food disciples. Another yardstick for calibre street food apart from the Michelin Guide, the World Street Food Congress included 5 Philippine Street food stalls in their list of 50 World Street Food Masters for 2017. One of these five, is in Davao.

READ ALSO: Eight First-to-try Eateries in Davao


Igniting more flame to every tourist’s gastronomic adventure in Davao city, Dood’s  Ihaw-Ihaw (Now Dod’s), a humble carinderia/ barbeque stall near the rotunda (traffic circle) on the vertex of Roxas and Ponciano streets, fronting the City’s Postal Building, made it to the 46th spot as a World Street Food Master for their “Sinugbang Panga” (wood fire grilled Tuna Jowl).

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Depending on the cut’s size, price ranges from 120PhP to 450PhP. May be ordered dine-in (with a 10PhP cup of rice, ice cold cola at 10PhP) or a foil-wrapped takeout. Mr and Mrs Dod’s passion for 12 years deserves the world recognition. #relationshipgoals
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Like Mr and Mrs Dod’s, this couple hawker in Kowloon City’s Lan Ying has an award-winning dish, Nasi goreng – Satay meal combo at 43HKD. It is a Michelin-listed street food in Hong Kong. #Relationshipgoals

READ ALSO: MICHELIN-RECOGNIZED STREET FOODS HONG KONG 2016 

The 12-year-old tandem of the marinade sauce and the basting oil according to Mrs. Dod’s, is the secret why their grilled tuna is peerless amongst the other versions you have tried. Apart from that, the couple’s choice of serving only the “Bigeye” tuna species also gives a distinct quality to their award winning dish.

“This species is really the one that is made for grilling. Especially the “Bawug” part of the jowl where layers of gelatinous fat melt and slather into the layers of meat once grilled.” Mrs. Dod’s explained. I agree. Every spoon of freshly-cooked steamed rice deserves to be slathered with those melts from the grilled tuna.   Drizzle it with “sawsawan” (Yakitori sauce-like dip) before finally dunking it! Lami!

 

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Hop in to any jeepney that passes by Ponciano St. and ask one of the ever helpful Davao jeepney drivers to drop you at the Davao Light Building. Right across the street, the redolence of an andante-grilled fish meat would smoothly guide your way. Be there by 9am to get the “Bawug” cut. When you want some real Davao street food dining immersion, lunch and dinner until 10PM is such a touristy jostle. Wander along Roxas Street Market, it is just a block away, after.

READ ALSO: 8 FIRST-TO-TRY EATERIES IN DAVAO

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 WORLD STREET FOOD MASTERS 2017  : PHILIPPINES


4th
Aling Lucing Sisig
Pampanga, Philippines
Corner G. Valdez and Agipito del Rosario Streets, Angeles City, Luzon, Philippines
Monday to Sunday, 6:00am to 3:00am I +63 45 888 2317
“SISIG” chopped hog head salad with soy, lime and chilli

7th
General’s Lechon
Manila, Philippines
Second Floor, Petron Gas Station, EDSA Corner Arnaiz Avenue, Dasmariñas Village, Makati City, Manila, Philippines
Monday to Sunday, 9:30am to 9:00pm I +63 2664 1700, +63 2509 4122, +63 91 7853 2466,
Negros style, masala risotto “Lechon”

22nd
Zeny’s Pinangat (TAKE OUT ONLY)
Bicol, Philippines
PNR Rd, Gapo, Camalig, 4502 Albay, in Bicol, Philippines I +63 916 288 5491
“Pinangat” – simmered wrap of pork in dry taro leaves

32nd
Sharyn’s Kansi Beef Soup
Bacolod, Philippines
C58, Narra Ave, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines,
7:30AM-9PM I 034 433 1374
“Kansi” Beef Soup

46th
Doods Ihaw-Ihaw
Davao City, Philippines,
Roxas Extension (Rotunda), 9AM-10PM I 0909190 9146
“SINUGBANG PANGA” – wood fired grilled tuna jowl

*Also on the list are (14) hawkers from Singapore with the Michelin starred Hill Street Tai Hwa at the 1st rank for their Bak Chor Mee, (7) from Indonesia, (6) from Malaysia, (5) from Thailand, (4) from China, (3) from Vietnam (2) from USA, (2) from Mexico and (1) each from Taiwan and India.

READ ALSO: MICHELIN STARRED STREET FOODS – SINGAPORE 2016


The inclusion of five Masters from the Philippines for the list’s first edition is such an uplifting accolade to Pinoys, especially to a Filipino street food advocate like me. The Philippines has still a lot of award-worthy dishes which are expected to sizzle every world wide food award-giving body. I am excited.

In the meantime, when you visit Davao, trot like a hobo in this city which is not just known for its civil calmness but also  now known as home of a World Master in grilled tuna jowls according to the World Street Food Congress Council.


Who made the list:

*Anthony Bourdain,  world renowned television personality, author and avid street food advocate *KF Seetoh, Makansutra’s Founder/CEO *James Oseland, Author of one of 2007’s Time Asia and the New York Times best books, Cradle of Flavor *Johnny Chan, Top China TV food host and winemaker (http://wsfcongress.com/world-street-food-congress/)