SCENE CITY| Crabs and shrimps always a favorite anywhere

IT’S THE other way around for home-grown Davao brand, Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps, as it continues to win the heart of every Filipino. Now, it brings its brand to the capital city of Manila, training its staff and shipping its seafood products there. It has also expanded to the Visayas, particularly in Cebu.


ANTHONY Ang leads the crab shell breaking ceremony

Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps (BPBCS) wasn’t always the go-to seafood restaurant in Davao. In fact, it wasn’t even supposed to be a restaurant in the first place. Originally envisioned to be a bar by a group of college friends, BPBCS had its revamp when couple and owners Anthony and Jennifer Ang were travelling the west coast of the US and found themselves in the famed Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, California.

They noticed a growing market for casual-dining seafood restaurants, with lines that would snake outside the establishment, hours before opening-time. Messy and finger-licking kind of dining was encouraged and it reminded the couple of home and the Filipino concept of kamay-kainan.

Determined to bring the same concept and ambiance home, the Angs encouraged new ideas, thus the BPBC’s way of messy eating was born. Within the graffiti drawn walls of the restaurant, dining with your hands was highly encouraged to get that full feel of a fun and messy eat adventure.

Diners can choose from a wide roster of seafood placed in a boiling bag mixed with their signature Blue Posts Cajun Special Sauce with adjustable heat factors (regular, mild or spicy hot), all of these are guaranteed fresh, specially picked for their customers from sea to table. Accompanying their entrees are sides of corn cobs, boiled potatoes, and sausages. Alongside these freshly caught dishes are the #ProudlyDavao dishes such as Native Chicken, Sinuglaw with Green Apples, and Pomelo Salad. BPBC partnered with Nestle and came up with an all-you-can-drink Mixology Bar that compliments well with the delightful flavors of BPBC’s dishes.

The Mixology Bar has six base flavors that you can mix according to your liking to come up with your own flavor. This personalized way of drinking is exclusively available at BPBC branches.

What once started as a small branch along J.P. Laurel Avenue and between Davao Water District, and SM Lanang Premiere has now continued to grow both inside Davao and out to the Metro. Blue Posts success continues on with six soon-to-open branches namely in SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, O-Square Greenhills Shopping Center, Seascape Manila, and SM City Ecoland Davao.

BPBCS will give thanks to their loyal customer and will launch the Bucket Listers Loyalty Program, a program that aims to give back to their loyal customers both in Davao and Manila, and to create an avenue to encourage new users to experience fun, messy, and high quality sea to table seafood dining experience that only BPBCS can offer.

The journey of Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps continues on to become something worth watching.

Thank you, Kenneth Irving Ong for the photos.

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