GEEK TOOTH: Seafood That’ll Make You Say “HOLY CRAB!”

Not-so-fun fact: I used to be allergic to shrimp, crab, and other similar types of seafood.

It reached a point where the mere scent of shrimp being cooked one room away would make me want to hurl. Now, I had nothing against the taste of shrimp or crab; as a matter of fact, I love my mother’s shrimp tempura recipe so much. It’s just that my body tends to be a very uncooperative brat at times.

Over the years, though, I seem to have successfully overcome my allergy already – just ask all the shrimp garlic pizza I’ve eaten over the last half-decade. To be REALLY sure, though, I felt the need to sit down and actually sample some full seafood courses. After all, what’s the worst thing that could happen (aside from me painting the floors and walls of the poor establishment I end up eating at with my own vomit)?

My desire to tempt fate and finally get the chance to enjoy the food I’ve stopped myself from eating for so long eventually led me to Holy Crab! Seafood Bar, a very pleasant seafood joint located at the SM Mall of Asia.

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You won’t find Plankton praying here, that’s for sure.

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A nice, plump unicorn eyes our seafood longingly.

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Their refreshing iced tea and lemonade are really, really good. Perfect for these hot summer days.

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I think I ate half of this. No regrets. NO REGREEEEETS

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This platter of spicy gambas was one of the stars of our seafood-filled night.


How did they make me, a boy who used to be allergic to shrimp and crabs, a believer? Miracles, that’s how. Miracles and some damn fine seafood dishes.

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I can wholeheartedly attest to the fact that yes, they actually did taste as good as they look here. Some, much better, even.

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The only good kind of crab mentality: #HolyCrabMentality.

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The friendly, helpful, and accommodating folks behind Holy Crab.

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We’ll definitely come back for more. Thank you so much, Holy Crab!

Photos by Hana Abello

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