Crustaceans are defined as hard-shelled ones like crabs, lobsters, shrimps, barnacles. Eating it would mean opening the shell by cracking. Surprise, surprise! Punong Restaurant in Purok Waling-Waling, Barangay Bincungan, Tagum City offers soft-shelled crabs! No fuss crustacean delight!
The soft-shell crabs are cultured just a few hectares away from the restaurant by the Maningo Family. From there, it is delivered to the Punong Restaurant and prepared for cooking whenever there’s an order for it. They sell it for Php110 (US$2.56) per 100grams. Try the tempura soft-shell crab.
Whether you use a fork or spoon or just your bare hands to hold the crablets, just dip it in the restaurant’s special sauce and you can enjoy crispy crust, juicy meat, easy to eat soft-shell crab!
Taste wise, it is just as delicious as the hard-shelled crabs but there’s no cracking and unshelling. You can even eat the soft-shell. No fuss. Just pure crustacean delight.