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Salted Egg Crabs by Emperor’s Palace

Salted Egg Crabs by Emperor's Palace Chinese Seafood Restaurant in Davao

Salted Egg Crabs by Emperor's Palace

I love seafood and I love salted eggs. So when my cousins posted a picture of crabs prepared with salted eggs, I got excited. I got even more excited when they told me it tasted great.

I watched a feature on the Lifestyle Network and saw that this type of preparation of crabs is popular in Singapore. The guy said that it’s a very rich dish so one should eat it maybe just once a year.

I finally got to taste this interesting combination when we ate at Emperor’s Palace. It certainly didn’t disappoint my palate.

The fat crabs were generously coated with salted egg mixture which gave a burst of flavor and a delightful texture which contrasted well with the tender and delicate crab meat. The crab fat and the salted egg yolk complemented each other so well. The grainy texture of the salted egg mixture contrasted well with the soft crab meat. The dish also had a hint of sweetness. It was a good marriage of flavors and textures. It’s a deliciously sinful way to enjoy crabs.

Unfortunately, I already ate this dish twice. It’s bad for dieters but very good for seafood lovers and foodies, in general. I think it’s worth every calorie because it is so delicious. I am already salivating just thinking about it. YUM! It’s definitely a must-try for any seafood lover.

EMPEROR’S PALACE is located at the Victoria Plaza Compound along JP Laurel Avenue in Bajada, Davao City.


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Mabuhay Palace Golden Egg Ice Cream

Mabuhay Palace Golden Egg Ice Cream in Marco Polo Hotel Davao

Mabuhay Palace Golden Egg Ice Cream

It’s no secret that I love red eggs or salted eggs. So I got overly excited of trying the Mabuhay Palace Golden Egg Ice Cream.

Salted eggs are duck eggs which have been preserved in brine resulting to a salty taste, soft texture for the egg white, and a grainy texture for the egg yolk. For this homemade ice cream, Manila Hotel’s Mabuhay Palace makes their own salted egg and uses these to make a unique and very tasty savory dessert delight.
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Breakfast at Cresing’s

Dried Salted Bangsi

Dried Salted Bangsi

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. We’ve all heard that since… well, forever. And a great breakfast is also a great way to start off any event. On this note, the Soccsksargen Experience (SEx) was very successful. The first meal of the three day tour was a hearty Filipino breakfast at Cresing’s Food Products in Maitum, Sarangani Province.

Maitum’s most popular product is the Bangsi, a flying fish. Bangsi is usually dried and salted then deep fried. What I like about the Bangsi that was served to us was that the meat was dried and salted but still tender and not too salty.

Salted Eggs with Tomatoes

Salted Eggs with Tomatoes

The bangsi was perfectly complemented by my favorite, salted eggs with tomatoes. The salty and creamy eggs contrasted well with the fresh crunchy tomatoes. An assortment of vegetables which can be mixed with a light vinaigrette was also served. Nom, nom, nom… It was a typical Filipino breakfast meal. But wait! There’s more…

Shrimps

Shrimps

Cresing’s served shrimps and univalve shellfish in coconut milk. The seafood glutton in me was very, very, VERY happy! The shrimps were fresh and cooked just right. Juicy! And the shellfish was a hearty delight. Not exactly breakfast food, but very much enjoyable. And unlike other univalve shellfish, it was easy to suck out the meat. It had a delightful texture with a bit of bitterness that went well with the rich coconut milk it was cooked in. In case you’re wondering what a univalve shellfish is, it’s similar to kuhol or snail.

Brown Rice

Brown Rice

And to complete the yummy breakfast, Cresing’s served three kinds of organically grown rice: white rice, brown rice, and black rice. All three are actually from the same rice variety but had undergone different cleaning or shelling processes. The black rice has had the least amount of processing, undergoing just one shelling procedure. The brown rice has been shelled but not polished. While white rice was shelled and polished. I like the brown rice best because of the texture and the slight nutty flavor.

Breakfast isn’t breakfast without a hot cup of coffee or a refreshing drink to perk you up. Cresing’s served rice coffee flavored with lemon grass, and turmeric. The cold drink had a bit of citrus punch courtesy of some calamansi. The drinks didn’t have any caffeine but managed to wake me up with a refreshing mixture of coffee flavor with a tea’s lightness.

I ate right off the service table and was the last one to finish eating. And I don’t regret any of the calories I ate and the pounds I gained. It is one of the best breakfasts I have had. And as a fan of breakfast buffets, that says a lot.

Cresing’s Food Products sells rice coffee, salted eggs, and other processed Filipino food products. You may reach them at +63919-3045279 or via ferminc.rivas@hotmail.com. They are based in Maitum, Sarangani Province.


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Kinilaw na may Itlog na Maalat

Filipino Ceviche with Salted Eggs and Lemon Wedges

Kinilaw na may Itlog na Maalat by Bingoy's

Kinilaw is the Filipino ceviche. It is raw fish, usually tuna or malasugue, cooked in vinegar and spiced with onions and ginger. Cucumber is usually mixed in with the ceviche. It is a popular appetizer in Mindanao, especially Davao, where fish is fresh and abundant all year round.

I have been eating this dish since I was a kid but I am quite picky when it is prepared and served in restaurants or by people other than my relatives. Before I eat kinilaw at a new place, I see to it that the fish looks cooked and the vinegar smells clean, and the mix is not too spicy. I usually eat it with some soy sauce and calamansi or lemon.

There are many variations of Kinilaw such as Sinuglaw which is Sinugbang Baboy (Grilled Pork) with Kinilaw. There are also variations served with coconut milk and some kinilaw are prepared with shrimps or other shellfish rather than fish.

The variation I like best is Kinilaw with Itlog na Maalat. Itlog na maalat is literally salted eggs. Salted eggs balances the sour vinegar and the strong flavors of ginger and onions well. It gives the dish a layer of saltiness and an interesting textures. Salted eggs are tender with the yolk a bit grainy which complements the tender fish and the crunchy cucumber well.

Bingoy’s at the Villa Margarita Hotel serves a superb Kinilaw with Itlog na Maalat. The salted eggs are mashed with tiny bits of the salty egg sticking to the fish. The salted eggs act more of a flavoring rather than an individual component or major ingredient to the dish. I’m not a big fan of red onions so I liked the fact that the dish was served with large white onion rings rather than red onions. White onions are more subtle than red ones. And it came with lemon wedges which added another layer of sourness. Definitely a refreshing way to start a Filipino meal. And it would have been a good match for beer too.

Bingoy’s is located at the Villa Margarita Hotel along JP Laurel Street, Buhangin, Davao City. You may contact them at +6382-2215674.


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