Mazu Seafood Restaurant at Seascape Village

by - Thursday, July 11, 2019

Mazu Seafood Restaurant is one of the restaurants housed in what I call the "better dampa", Seascape Village beside Sofitel Manila. It's located at the seaside area, which has a perfect view of the sea and a perfect feel of the sea breeze should you wish you dine outdoors. 

Its name "Mazu" is derived from the Chinese mythological goddess of the sea. Now, I know what you're thinking. Mazu might sound like a restaurant dedicated to offering authentic Chinese cuisine, but that is not the case. Their menu actually has a mixture of Asian cuisines, including Filipino and Japanese. 

Spicy Beef Tenderloin with Tofu and Sprouts P480 (S) P960 (L)
A soup with slightly thick broth, the spicy beef tenderloin with tofu and sprouts tasted odd at first sip, but I ended up liking it a lot. It's like your nilaga, but with a bit of a Mediterranean spice to it coupled with a bit of sourness. The tender beef, soft tofu, and crunchy sprouts added different textures that led to my full appreciation of the dish. 

Salt and Pepper Shrimp P650 (M) P1,150 (L)
I know the salt and pepper shrimp was what most of us at the table were eyeing on. I liked how easy it was for me to peel off the shells of the shrimp, meaning it was perfectly cooked. I do, however, expected it to have a saltier and more garlicky taste, which can perhaps be achieved if the shrimps were deveined and butterflied (I'm assuming?).

Nevertheless, Mazu has an on-going promo for their salt and pepper shrimps you might want to take advantage of! Dine in and spend a minimum of P3,000 and get a medium-sized plate of their salt and pepper shrimps for only P21! Promo runs for the whole month of July!

Adobong Pusit P550 (M) P1,100 (L)
What's different about the adobong pusit we've tried at Mazu was that it was not as salty as how it generally is. It was not overseasoned with soy sauce or vinegar, but I also did not get enough flavors from it. On the plus side, the squid rings were soft and not rubbery in texture, which is something I always consider as a win when trying out squid dishes.
French Beans with Salted Egg P480 (M) P620 (L)
Even if you are just a tiny bit concerned about your health, you'll find yourself struggling to decide on whether or not you should get more of the French beans with salted egg. It's a vegetable dish, sure, but it is covered with an addicting (not to mention unhealthy) crispy salted egg coating! It's a combination you simply do not see coming, but it works so well. You must definitely order one when you visit Mazu.
Buttered Chicken P350 (M) P550 (L)
Speaking of unhealthy dishes, I am #sorrynotsorry for being the one responsible for emptying the buttered chicken served on our table. It tasted like a basic, home-cooked dish, but it's my ultimate favorite. 

Sweet and Sour Pork P300 (S) P400 (M) P600 (L)
The sauce of the sweet and sour pork had a nice balance in terms of taste, but I think I would've liked it better if it were fish instead of pork. I'm not sure if they have it, but they do offer paluto service so maybe they can have some fresh fish cooked sweet and sour style for you.

Garlic Rice P320 (M) P500 (L)

Chocolate Cake P120/slice
They do offer a lot of desserts i.e. cakes and ice cream, but we were served with a slice of chocolate cake per person. The cake itself was moist, and it was just topped with a thin layer of chocolate frosting, which could've been perfect for those who are not up for really sweet desserts. However, the cake had a little too much salt and baking soda. I was able to bare eating only 1/4 of it.

They also have lunch meals available for less than P200 each! 

And if you're planning to have a private party, then you'll be happy to know that Mazu has private rooms available for a minimum of P3,000 (consumable!)

My Scores:
Pricing - 3/5
Service - 4/5
Ambiance - 4/5
Taste - 3/5

Hungry for more,

Address: G/F Seascape Village, Atang Dela Rama, CCP Complex, Pasay City
Operating Hours: 11am to 10pm Daily
Contact: (02) 246-9069 ext. 469
Budget: from P200 per person 
Parking: Seascape Parking (don't forget to have your parking tickets validated!)
Instagram: @mazuseasidediner 
Facebook: @mazuseaside 

(Date of Visit: July 3, 2019)


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