Seafood + American Picnic.
Clawdaddy's brought another good news to all Dabawenyos as they opened their first ever branch outside Luzon in SM Lanang Premier here in Davao City. I felt honored and very excited to be there in the celebration of their opening together with the Davao Bloggers and the Davao Press.
Talk about picnic and fine dining, Clawdaddy's has the best of both worlds. THE best place for seafoods dining and picnic inside a mall! It will not disappoint you as I personally got surprised with their treats including their creative store layout--picnic table, outdoor-theme interiors and even trees inside the room!
As we were serenaded that morning with a soothing music and the warm smiles of the Clawdaddy's family and staff, we were re-freshened with their very own (version of four-seasons) Davao Mix. Interestingly, the drink has, take note, Davao's trademark fruits Durian and Marang!
|The Davao Mix. |
Rating: Smells as good as durian but doesn't overpower the taste
The rest of the menu was also full of interesting twist fused with many familiar ingredients. Clawdaddy's Chef Peter later imparted that it was their aim to make a menu that uses Davao ingredients and local products (mostly seafoods!). I initially thought of their "experiment" to be a little scary (especially when we were told that Marang is a usual ingredient in their kitchen) but my worries seemed to have left together with my hunger when we finally tried each of their specialties. The "experiment" seemed to left me wanting to come back and try some more of my (now) favorites: Fisherman Chowdr and the Tablea and Coffee Bread Pudding.
Okay. Okay. I'm getting too excited again. Enough stories and let the pictures tell you how full I was on this day.
|Nacho Ordinary Nacho|
Rating: Plus points for the Malagos cream cheese!
Rating: Current Favorite!
|Cajun Shrimp and Pomelo Salad (another Davao ingredient)|
|Grilled Oysters. |
Rating: Envy me, Ms. Chamee Pecson! :)
Rating: All my favorite seafood in a stick!
|Clawdaddy's Fish Fry.|
Rating: All of the fish, all of the dip!
|Baby Back Ribs.|
Rating: If this is still half serving, do we intend to feed an platoon in the full serving?
|Trademark Meal--The Boiling Bag|
Rating: All the goodness in a bag!
|Catch of the Day (Seriously, that is the name of the dish, no jokes!)|
Rating: I could be shell-fish all day!
|Tada!..and the KING! Crab of the Day in Singaporean Sauce|
Rating: Need to tell more?
|Tablea and Coffee Bread Pudding.|
Rating: Current favorite. (see that puree? that's marang!..in a chocolate pudding!)
|The geniuses. The great minds and hands behind Clawdaddy's|
Clawdaddy's is located near the Fountain Court of SM Lanang Premier, Davao City.
Other Clawdaddy's branches are located at:
Bonifacio High Street, Taguig
Harbor Point, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Solenad I Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna
The Ledge, Shangri La Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong
SM Mall of Asia
You can also check their Facebook account through this LINK.
Thank you to the organizers, the Davao Bloggers and of course, the Clawdaddy's for inviting us to have a taste of their "Great American Picnic".