SCARBOROUGH SEAFOODS | A GLAMOROUS BACOLOD TULAHAN
“Tulahan” comes from the word “tinola” which is a soup-based dish in the Philippines. The “Tulahan” is a place wherein you usually bring what you have and ask the staff to cook for you. This is basically the main idea when “Scarborough Seafoods” was conceptualized by its owners.
Scarborough Seafoods, a newly opened seafood Restaurant in Bacolod City is located at The Market Place, Tent 8-B (near Bacolod Government Center). The seafood restaurant offers not only good food but nice ambiance as well.
Unlike the other usual “tulahan” found in the city, this restaurant has an air-conditioned area which can accommodate 48 to 50 pax and an alfresco area which can accommodate up to 65 pax. They have the second level, but they are planning to convert it also into an air-conditioned dining area to give their guests a nice experience while enjoying their food.
Recently, along with other members of the Negros Bloggers, we were invited to sample their food.Surprisingly, the restaurant doesn’t have a menu, because what their offerings depend on what items will be delivered for the day by their local suppliers.
The moment you arrive at the place, you will see on the right side of the restaurant a display of freshly delivered fish and other seafood.From their display, you can decide the quantity and the way you wanted them to cook the food for you. Right there and then, you can ask them how much would be the cost of your dish.
Their offerings include a great variety of Fish, Crabs, Shrimps, Scallops, etc. locally sourced from Cauyan and Sipalay.
For your fish, you can have it cooked as tinola, sinigang, grilled, fried, sweet and sour, etc.
By the looks of the place, you will think at first that it is an expensive restaurant, but we were surprised when we learned about their pricing.
Here’s what we have sampled during our visit.
Above: Buttered and Garlic Scallops (oops, I forgot to take the price), Below: Sizzling Squid – P144
It’s sad that I was not able to get the price of the scallops. I love seafood and these 2 are among my favorite each time I visit any seafood restaurant.
Above: Sweet and Chili Shrimps -P232, Below: Sinigang na Gingaw -P287 (good for 5 pax)
I personally like the sinigang, the sourness of the soup dish was just perfect that I managed to finish 2 servings. The Sweet and Chili Shrimps was also a winner that before I managed to get for more, it was already gone.
Above: Crabmeat -P240, Below: Sweet and Sour Lapu-lapu -P280
If I am going to rank the food that I tried during our visit, my number one would be the crab meat.The dish was made from really fresh crab meat (it’s easy to tell whether the crab meat is fresh or not). The sweet and sour Lapu-lapu was also good, but I am not just a big fan of this kind of dish.
Generally, I like the way they prepare their food. The taste was very basic, which should be the case as it is the real concept of the place. Their seasoning was not overpowering so it didn’t alter much the simple taste of the dishes.
As of this writing, Scarborough Seafoods is giving every customer an automatic 10% as their opening promo. If you are bringing your kids with you and if they are not that fond of seafood, Scarborough is also serving liempo and spareribs as well as the chicken inasal.
Definitely, I will go back and bring my friends with me to try this glamorous tulahan in Bacolod City.
The Scarborough Seafoods is open daily: 11 am-2 pm (lunch) and 5 pm – 12 pm for dinner.
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