El Cangrejo, a story of crabs and steaks

I cannot imagine the horrors of overeating! But overeat I did! Good thing it was a lunch affair… Here’s the scoop on my satisfying indulgence.

El Cangrejo, tucked away inside a restaurant compound along Sgt. Esguerra in Quezon City, might look simple and unassuming but hold your tongues! In the midst of a straightforward crabs, seafood and steak menu lies the flavor of freshness from the sea.
What bowled me twice over was the skill in sauce making. A saucier’s job is to perfect the sauces (mind you, sauces can make or break a dish!) and to assure that they won’t overpower the natural flavors of the ingredients. In this instance, crabs and steaks, my lunch order in eat-all-you-can fashion for a very good deal at Php795!
I had to bow before the chefs! My medium rare steaks came just as I wanted them with a demi glacé that was perfect I had to ask for another serving. And, oh my goodness! The huge live crabs!!! Freshly caught and freshly cooked… No allergies for me!
The crab meat was bountiful and the crab fat was just right I had to eat with my hands. So so so good I’m left with no words. The milky taste of the crabs we’re perfect with the beurre noisette sauce and of course the all time fave humble vinegar. I couldn’t complain. I couldn’t ask for anything more.

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