Dampa Seaside in Pasay, Manila!! SEAFOOD in The Philippines 2019!!

Welcome back to Manila! We are teaming up with FoodieMommaPH (her channel: to bring you an entire street food series in Manila, Philippines! We couldn’t resist a SEAFOOD feast, a specialty of the Philippines, so we will be showing where you can get some of the FRESHEST and most DELICIOUS seafood in Metro Manila!

We head to Dampa Seaside (fish market), which sits right along Manila bay, to check out the fresh catches of the day. The market has everything from squids, to crabs, to exotic fish that had been caught from all around the country, like Palawan! Khee recommended certain types of fish and shellfish for the perfect Filipino seafood meal. We picked up crab (500 PHP / $9.69 USD for medium size), a beautiful red lapu lapu (type of Grouper fish) from Palawan (800 PHP / 15.50 USD), spires (molluscs) (45 PHP / 0.87 USD for a small plate), and squid (80 PHP / 1.55 USD for small plate). Overall, the market was small and quite clean. There weren’t many flies or bad smells like you can usually expect at these fish markets. A huge PLUS!

Surrounding the wholesale area are restaurants who take your fresh seafood and cook it for you, either Filipino style or sometimes Chinese/Cantonese style. We chose to visit Papa Dann’s Grill Seafood restaurant because they allowed us to watch the cooking process. However, several locals had recommended to us to visit Aling Tonya’s Seafood Palutuan for better local flavours or Royal Kitchen for excellent Hong Kong style seafood. Information for all restaurants will be below.

Papa Dann’s restaurant has all dishes on their menu with pictures to make ordering easy. They charged 1170 PHP ($22.68 USD) for the cooking fee and several bottles of water.

The Filipino seafood dishes we ordered were:

Chili garlic crab
Sweet & sour lapu lapu with vegetables
Squid adobo
Spires in coconut cream
Lapu lapu sinigang

Next up, we head toward the entrance of the seafood market to find an exotic fruits stall. Khee had told us that she had NEVER tried durian before, and that she was saving it for when she could try Davao Durian. This stall had it so it was MANDATORY that we try it all together. FoodieMommaPH is officially a durian lover! We also tried an array of exotic fruits from all around the Philippines, such as sweet mangosteens, star apples, Java plums and even the bizarre cotton fruit (santol). There is no better way to end an incredible seafood meal than with exciting fruits with different flavours and textures.

Want to visit too? Check out the info below!

» Dampa Seaside Fish Market: Diosdado Macapagal Blvd., Pasay, Metro Manila, Manila
» Papa Dann’s Grill Seafood Paluto Videoke: Pasay The Hobbies Concept Mall, Macapagal Blvd., Pasay, Metro Manila, Manila
» Aling Tonya’s Seafood Palutuan: Diosdado Macapagal Blvd., Pasay, Metro Manila, Manila
» Royal Kitchen 香港仔: Hobbies of Asia, 8 Diosdado Macapagal Blvd., Pasay, Metro Manila, Manila

Thank you so much to Khee of FoodieMommaPH for introducing Filipino seafood to us, as well as the food and culture of the Philippines. Go subscribe to her channel and follow her for all things FOODIE and FILIPINO!

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Hey there, we’re Luke Martin and Sabrina Davidson with ! We’re on a journey to document the BEST Street Food around the world! Chopstick Travel started in Taiwan, where we frequent the best Street Food stands everywhere from Taipei to Kaohsiung. Not only do we feast on amazing street food in Taiwan, but our food focused travels take us on Street Food missions trying unique foods around the world! We’ve eaten Street Food in Philippines, Street Food in Japan, Street Food in Taiwan, Street Food in Malaysia, Street Food in Korea, Street Food in India, Street Food in Turkey, Street Food in Italy, Street Food in Greece and many more! I post 2 times a week mostly food, some travel. Street Food tours around the world and the most unique dishes we can find in all kinds of hole-in-the-wall restaurants. Stay updated for my latest video VIA our Facebook page and Instagram! Always remember that the best part of travel is immersing yourself in the local culture, and no where better can you immerse yourself than into the Street Food!




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