Market Basket Modern Dampa, Festival Mall, Alabang
We always crave for fresh shrimps, crabs, squids and fish so when I found out that there’s a seafood "paluto" restaurant in nearby Alabang, we immediately went there just to try out Market Basket Modern Dampa Restaurant in Festival Mall. The restaurant is located at the new River Park area.
Fresh Shrimps and Fish at Market Basket
At Market Basket, you can choose from an array of fresh seafood displayed in the restaurant and you pay by the gram (for a minimum order of 100 grams). But unlike the typical “dampa,” the restaurant has a clean and fresh interior.
Inside Market Basket Restaurant
There are four easy steps to follow when ordering your seafood:
Step 1: Choose your seafood
Step 2: Weigh it (or tell the waiter how many grams you will order)
Step 3: Choose your preferred cooking method (Steamed, Deep-fried, Grilled, or Boiled)
Step 4: Choose your sauce
Steamed: hollandaise, oriental, berlinoise, aioli, garlic, and olive oil
Deep-fried: sweet chili, sambal sauce, and tempura sauce
Grilled: chipotle and cheese sauce, garlic butter sauce, and tomato and fruit salsa
Fresh Seafood at Market Basket
We ordered Stuffed Grilled Squid (PhP 80/100 grams), Shrimp with Garlic Butter Sauce (PhP 200/100 grams), Grilled Salmon (PhP 165/100 grams), Grilled Pork Spareribs and Chop Suey.
Stuffed Grilled Squid (200 grams)
The Stuffed Grilled Squid was soft and tasty. It was filled with tomatoes and onions and the combination was just right.
Shrimps with Garlic Butter Sauce (200 grams)
The Shrimps were really fresh and delicious. The garlic butter sauce enhanced the flavor profile.
Grilled Salmon (200 grams)
The Grilled Salmon was perfectly cooked - it was tender and moist.
Grilled Pork Spareribs (200 grams)
We loved the seafood at Market Basket but the Grilled Pork Spareribs was a disappointment. The meat was too tough to chew and the barbecue sauce was sour.
To balance our meal, we also ordered a vegetable dish. The Chop Suey was surprisingly delicious. The vegetables were also crisp and cooked just right.
If given the chance, we will come back to Market Basket just for their seafood dishes. I can say that they are really fresh and worth the travel.
You may contact Market Basket Modern Dampa at:
Unit C3, River Park, Festival Mall Alabang
Operating Hours: 10.00am to 11.00pm
Telephone: +63 929 395-7297
Mobile: +632 843-3230
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