Yep, I've said it numerous times on the blog now: I'm allergic to seafood. When I eat shrimps, I get rashes the same night-- but hey, good food is always worth the risk, and there's nothing an antihistamine can't fix, right? Lol. :P
Last week, I was invited by Bag O' Shrimps to try out their food, and they were even so kind enough to extend the invite to my friends! Of course, I dragged my sorority sisses with me right after school just because we needed a quick detox from all the hell that finals week have been giving us. (FYI, I cried that same day cause I was having panic attacks for my report in a class. Lol. So thank you, Bag O' Shrimps, for this much needed break!)
Bag O' Shrimps is located at 3rd floor Mega Atrium of SM Megamall, just right in front Sambokojin. They also have another branch at Upper Mckinley Road, Taguig.
Anyhoo, we were all so pleased with the food and the service, that we swore we'd be coming back again to this restaurant. Here are 7 reasons why:
1. "It's like Dampa, only more sosyal."
I kept saying this all night as a joke, but seriously. The price of their menu doesn't differ much from that of Dampa's, plus, their food is just as, if not more, delicious!
Here's a quick look at their menu. They offer different kinds of seafood like shrimps, crabs, clams, and mussels. You get to choose their flavors, too! They've got Bag O' Momma (mildly spicy), Lemon Pepper (Medium), Cajun (Hot), and Garlic Butter (Very Hot). You also have the option to add sausages and even corn!
They also offer appetizers like sweet potato fries, onion rings, french fries, and the crowd favorite dynamite sticks (aka cheesy jalapeno rolls!)
2. Their comfy nautical-themed interiors are A+
Everything reminded me of a wharf, which was awesome. I love how they paid attention to details!
3. You get to eat with your hands!
I mean, c'mon! What better excuse is there to
Oh, say hi to Marga, April, Meriel, Shane, Bekai, and Ken!
|We loved our Bag O' Shrimps bibs and gloves! Lol.|
This was the calm before the storm.
The shrimps and mussels were placed inside bags, and hot steamed rice in bowls; everything was set on a boodle fight-inspired mat on the table, which was pretty darn fun. LET THE EATING COMMENCE.
4. Which also means, you get to talk with your friends more (refer to #3).
Because our hands were all filled with delicious shrimps, we didn't bother checking on our phones every 5 minutes. We just kept talking to each other for the whole 2 hours, AND WE HAD A GREAT TIME.
Bag O' Shrimps is proud of their mantra, and we totally couldn't agree more with it: it's always better to EAT WITH YOUR HANDS!!!
5. JALAPENO CHEESE STICKS. Word.
It was everyone's favorite appetizer-- we had to fight over who gets to eat the last piece. Lol.
It was surprising for me, really, cause I'm usually not a fan of spicy food. But I fell in love with these dynamite sticks. They're crispy, they're loaded with cheese, and they're... AMAZING. Ugh. You just have to try it. YOU. HAVE. TO.
|This photo was grabbed from my sis, Meriel Rolle.|
They also served yummy potato fries!!
6. Their food slays.
Marga, my sorority sis who grew up in Zamboanga, a place known for great seafood, even gave this restaurant a two thumbs up!!
When I got home that night, I told my dad all about my experience and promised him I'll take the family out here. He was surprised, really, cause he knew I wasn't a fan of seafood (because, duh, allergies), but Bag O' Shrimps is a total game-changer. #TeamAntiHistamine #ForTheLoveOfGoodFood #YOLO
|(c) Meriel Rolle|
|(c) Meriel Rolle|
|(c) Meriel Rolle|
7. Bag O' Shrimps does not just offer good food; they also give you a different kind of dining experience.
Thank you for introducing me to the awesome world of sea food, B.O.S! Can't wait til my next visit.
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The Teenage Queen