Do you like seafood? Hubby and I do, and we’ve been trying to get the kiddos to develop a taste for them.
After all, seafood can be quite delicious: there are countless ways to prepare these bounties from the sea, from grilling to frying to baking, and they can be easily paired with a variety of different flavors and ingredients that make for exciting gustatory adventures for the fam.
However, eating seafood at restaurants can cost you a pretty penny. While a great way to get around this hurdle is to cook seafood at home, this presents another obstacle to overcome: how can we source seafood for delicious home meals that are fresh yet won’t burn a hole through our pockets.
Well, my ever-resourceful Hubby solved this problem the last two weekends when he had a strong hankering for some seafood.
He simply got in touch with one of his former schoolmates who now operates Mundo’s Seafood and ordered fresh items for our Saturday dinners:
- 3 kilos of Aklan oysters (“talaba”): ₱160/kilo (and another 2 kilos a week later because we liked it so much!)
- 2 pcs of tuna jaw (“panga”): ₱380/pc
- 2 kilos of wild prawns (“sugpo”): ₱750/kilo
Cheesy Baked Oysters
Mundo’s Seafood delivers fresh seafood to anywhere in Metro Manila and nearby areas, thereby bringing the pleasures of the sea to the plates of the metro’s seafood lovers.
All it took was for Hubby to place his orders and send his playments via GCash, then, voila! Fresh seafood was delivered right to our doorstep, allowing us to enjoy these benefits of cooking fresh seafood at home:
Freshness. Since the seafood were delivered the same day that we will cook them, these were not sitting around nor stored in the freezer for too long, ensuring that they seafood retain their flavor and texture. (Although we did get quite a workout when, together with Yaya, we shucked all those oysters and deveined those prawns!)
Health Benefits. Fresh seafood are loaded with nutrients, such as protein, vitamins, and minerals, that are essential for maintaining a healthy body. Cooking seafood at home allowed you to prepare them in healthy ways, like grilling or baking, which helped to preserve the nutrients and reduce the fat content. (Still, there’s nothing wrong with a little – or a lot of – deep-fried prawn tempura every once in a while, right?)
Cost savings. Since we were able to source our seafood ingredients from Mundo’s Seafood’s affordably-priced options, our delectable seafood feasts didn’t break the bank.
Grilled Tuna Panga
Variety. Cooking seafood at home allowed us to experiment with different recipes and cooking techniques. I was able to flex my culinary muscles by whipping up some Cheesy Baked Oysters and Wild Prawn Tempura (I learned the recipe from Chef Gene Gonzalez of the Center of Asian Culinary Studies) while Hubby showed off his grill-master prowess with his signature Grilled Tuna Panga.
Basically, we proved that cooking fresh seafood at home is a great way to enjoy healthy and delicious meals that give us a break from our usual weekend ulams. Plus, thanks to Mundo’s Seafood, we were able to enjoy our sumptuous seafood feasts without spending so much.
By the way, if you’re planning a party, you can wow your guests with freshly shucked oysters with the help of Mundo’s Seafood’s Oyster Bar. With packages ranging from ₱8,999 (good for 50 persons) to ₱15,999 (good for 100 persons), your guests can enjoy unlimited oysters for two hours along with free sauces and other inclusions depending on the package (such as baked oysters, wagyu cubes, shrimp cocktail and lobster rolls). Plus, the oyster cart can be decorated to match your party’s theme.
Wild Prawn Tempura
Now, what are the chances I can get Hubby to sponsor this for me for my birthday party? Hehehehe…
To know more about Mundo’s Seafood or to place your orders, send a message through its Facebook or Instagram pages, or call +63 918 3524786.
3 thoughts on “Seafood feasts cooked at home, thanks to Mundo’s Seafood”
Depends on the seafood 😁 I like scallops, but dislike oysters and other shellfish because they have this gritty texture sometimes. I like most fish, shrimp and prawn. Crab, depending on how it is cooked. Lobster, not so much. Squid, yesss, the darker the ink, the better! Nice stuffed and grilled, too.
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I love oysters and grilled tuna!
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Tuna is great! Blue marlin, too! I also like seaweeds in vinegar (gracilaria, caulerpa, eucheuma) mmmm mouth-watering!