Finger Lickin' at Seafood in a Bucket

In a rush to fill our tummy after a long day of hopping from one government office to another, I ask my colleague if he would like to try a seafood restaurant which I recently discovered, a Filipino owned and managed seafood restaurant called Seafood in a Bucket - a unique and new concept in Dubai offering it's Filipino patrons tasty and delectable seafood dishes that is easy on the budget.

It opened about six months ago in Al Attar Business Center building just next to Karama metro station. It was a hit and due to high demand, it is opening its second branch soon in Ansar Gallery building opposite Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

We were told that we have been lucky to easily get a table because normally people would queue for long hours outside just to get one. It was almost three in the afternoon and seats were available when we arrived, but just after we were seated and gave our orders, the place was again packed.

I was quick to give our order choosing from the menu with 8 easy steps and food arrived in less than 10 minutes. I was told that it will take about 15 to 20 minutes but food was on our table in a flash thank goodness coz we were really starving.

The tables are lined with butter paper ready for a boodle fight, there are readily available plastic bibs and gloves on the table for the diner to wear.

Boodle fight is a military style of eating where long tables are prepared and food are on top of the banana leaves. Viands and rice ready to eat using your bare hands, jugs of water are prepared on the side to wash hands before the "eating combat". With the signal to start the boodle fight, everyone aims for his/her position 

We started our meal with some freshly cook crackers in a bucket

But it did not take long for us to charge on the mains, we ordered prawns in BBQ sauce and crispy fried tilapia fillets with garlic-butter sauce, onion rings on the side and steamed rice is unlimited.

Our coolers came in huge jars, these are watermelon and green apple mojito.

Seafood in a bucket was a good option for lunch for the two hungry field workers that day and it did not disappoint. I highly recommend the place if you are on the hunt for good Filipino seafood restaurant in Dubai.

You can visit their facebook page for more info.

Until our next food adventures

My Yellow Bells

Carla is a lifestyle blogger based in Dubai who's thankful to call this ever-evolving city her second home. The pages of this blog are filled with stories about her expat life in the sandpit. It features dining and travel adventures in and around the city and beyond. It also features food recipes, parenting tips, and fashion style.

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