I am a fan of Manila Reviews, and my ultimate dream is to write an article for this site. I literally forced Ginger to post this in Manila Reviews. My Saturday lunch is always spent with my significant other. The choice of where to eat lunch is an hour debate, but last week was different. We arrived in Greenbelt 3 and I immediately saw Blackbeard’s Seafood Island, The Ilocano Northshore Grill. I used to spend my childhood summer and Christmas breaks in Ilocos and I was missing the food there.

Blackbeard's Seafood Island

Blackbeard's Seafood Island


We were ushered in by the waiter that was showing the menu outside. We sat comfortably near the window. We loved that the place is well-lighted as we love seeing the food we eat. I browsed through the whole menu, looking for my favourite Ilocano food. The waiter said their specialty is crab, but I don’t remember eating crab in Ilocos, it was always pork, beef and goat!
Kalderetang Kambing P245

Kalderetang Kambing P245


Kalderetang Kambing P245

We love that Blackbeard’s Seafood Island, The Ilocano Northshore Grill served our food hot and fast – good for the hungry stomach. The kalderetang kambing was nice, meat was tender and not chewy. The kaldereta sauce was perfect with rice.

Pinakbet P165

Pinakbet P165


Pinakbet P165

Pinakbet in Ilocos is cooked using bagoong na isda and does not have squash. It has shrimps and pork belly to complement the vegetable. My lola used to cook her pinakbet with bagnet, which made it amazing.

Top: Papaitan P245

Top: Papaitan P245


Top: Papaitan P245

To complete the meal, we had papaitan. Papaitan is a stew of beef innards flavoured with bile and other condiments. The bile makes it bitter so some may not like taste, but I like it.

Rice P45

Rice P45


Rice P45

Papaya Shake P95

Papaya Shake P95


Papaya Shake P95
Fresh Buko P75

Fresh Buko P75


Fresh Buko P75
I’m a little biased in favour of my lola’s cooking, but food in Blackbeard’s Seafood Island, The Ilocano Northshore Grill came close to the delicious feast my lola used to serve the family.

Contact Details:
Blackbeard’s Seafood Island
Eastwood City Walk
E. Rodriguez Ave. (C-5), Bagumbayan, Libis
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel. No. (632)913-2694
Website: http://www.redcrabonline.com/blackbeard_home.htm
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3/F Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati City
Tel. No.: (632)7283056

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Tel. No.: (632)9135701, (632)9138761

Eastwood City Walk
Tel. No.: (632)9132694

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