Seafood Fiesta in Huey Ying of Dampa Seaside
If you are craving for the goodness of the sea, then there is one place in the Metro where you can satisfy this, and it goes by the name Seaside Market or more commonly "Dampa". It's located along Macapagal Boulevard, and you'll not find a hard time locating it, since the entire stretch is bombarded with seafood logos and signages.
A Dampa Encounter
We came across Dampa once again when my mom decided to celebrate her birthday here, just for the sake of trying out something new again. My dad said that he knows a store where he can get a discount, so he recommended Huey Ying, and that's how we ended up here. Also, since my dad was the one who treated us, I wasn't able to take note of the prices of the dishes we had. All I know is that we spent about P4,800 for a group of 8, and everybody was totally "busog" right after.
Also, you may have hesitations about Huey Ying being too Chinese. Well, it's not. They still serve awesome Pinoy seafood and non-seafood favorites. Anyway, let me now share with you dishes we had for the night.
Utilizing the fish head from the Steamed Lapu-Lapu we ordered, Huey Ying offered to serve this soup. It's a great started as it warmed up the palate and the body. It was not as exciting as it leaned more towards the bland side, but it still captured some goodness of the Lapu-Lapu.
Since it was my mom's birtday we were celebrating, we had this mandatory Birthday Noodles, and just when I started to doubt the dish, as it was basically ONLY a "birthday noodles", I was caught off guard with its remarkable tastiness and appropriate softness of the noodles.
This Grilled Liempo was very flavorful down to its core. It was undoubtedly sinful, yet tremenduously satisfying.
The Baked Scallops was another star of the night. It was generously cheesy with the scallops being gigantically meaty. Each bite delivered pure goodness!
The Steamed Lapu-Lapu was extremely fresh evidenced by its fine tender meat, while the sauce was highly complementary. I guess this is the benefit of Huey Ying being a Chinese restaurant. They know how to prepare this dish exquisitely!
The Buttered Prawns were completely overwhelming in a definitely positive way. The prawns were intensely fresh (as the skin comes off fast), and the butter-garlic sauce was just heavenly!
This Crab Sotanghon was the BOMB as there were numerous powerful flavors that created a magnificent touch on the palate. You can taste the fatty goodness of the crab, that seeped into the noodles. Each bite will unlock those flavors in an explosive manner!
Huey Ying - Overall Ratings and Summary
Note: Unshaded stars are equivalents of half-stars. The ratings apply solely to this dining experience.
Value for Money ★★★★
Budget: at least P500 each for a heavy dining experience
If you are craving for some seafood goodness, Huey Ying makes a good candidate. Among other restaurants here in Dampa, this one has one of the better ambiance, so I am giving two thumbs up! Also, for this night, the dishes served to us were truly excellent -- oozing with flavors and freshness! I just hope that they are consistent.
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Location: U-6 Lot 5-A Seaside Market, Macapagal Blvd., Pasay, Metro Manila
Service Charge: 10% before VAT
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