Food trips

In the Mood for Crabs

Happy New Year, folks! I hope you guys had a great new year. Mine was relatively quiet, matched with a glass of champagne.

Anyway, I’m here to share with you one of the things that I love about the year that has passed, Emerald Garden’s Sesame crabs. The crabs was introduced to me by a friend a couple of years back and I’ve been longing to eat it ever since.

The crab is cooked simply, seasoned only with some salt and sesame oil. What I love about it is how the shell has this lingering saltiness that permeates to the flesh inside. I love how even my fingers taste like the crab when I give it a lick. My favorite part is the crab fat under the shell. It’s fried to a crisp and it’s strangely light to taste buds. So far, I haven’t felt my heart wrenching after eating the crab.

It’s such an amazing crab that I long to eat it every time I’m in Emerald Garden. It’s a little costly, costing around 800/crab, but the crab is big enough to feed a group of 4.

Next time you pop by Emerald Garden along Roxas Boulevard, make sure to order some Sesame Crabs!

Restaurant Tip

Emerald Garden
1170 Roxas Boulevard, Manila.
Just across the US Embassy.


  • Reply
    January 9, 2009 at 1:45 am

    So when are we eating there? 😀

    • Reply
      January 9, 2009 at 2:21 pm

      When we have the cash? XD

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