Templo: Unlimited Szechuan Experience for eat all you can crabs, shrimp, scallops and more (Dapitan 55 Quezon City)

September 14, 2019

Crabs for us represent something special.  These premium and luxurious treasures of the sea are so expensive that they are only served during special occasions.  But Templo changed my perspective!


dapitan 55

Templo is offering an Unlimited Szechuan Experience which includes Shrimps and Crabs. 

templo szechuan
Before proceeding with the food experience, let me share with you where you can find TemploTemplo is located in a small complex near Banawe called Dapitan 55.  It offers limited capacity for around 30 persons so I advise that you call for reservation.


Unlimited Szechuan Experience
templo unlimited szechuan
Price as of Sept 2, 2019
There's no time limit or option limit at a time.  Per dish order is a platefull of 200 grams.

Crab
templo unlimited crabs
Crabs
It's been a very long time since we specifically aimed for unlimited crabs.  After the Red Crab craze, there hasn't been any famed unlimited crabs place in awhile.  Even the most luxurious hotel buffets cannot be expected to offer unlimited crabs or even just having some of it.  

So when we heard about Templo's promo, we instantly came to check it out.  To be honest, we were expecting to have small crab species like what we Filipinos refer to as "alimasag".  But, instead we got huge well-cleaned mud crabs.  To prove to you that they cook it fresh, Templo also sells live ones!

The menu offers two options: Soy Garlic Crab and Salted Egg Crab.  But, there's also a third off-menu option which is plain Steamed Crab.  You can't go wrong with any option.  But based on experience, the Salted Egg Crab should be the pricier variant so those who are naturally calculative in nature should opt for it. 

Shrimp
soy garlic shrimp
Soy Garlic Shrimp

For Shrimp, you should try all three options:  Soy Garlic Shrimp, Sweet Chili Shrimp and Salted Egg Tempura.  The Soy Garlic Shrimp offers the lightest flavor that complements the natural shrimp taste.


sweet chili shrimp
Sweet Chili Shrimp
The Sweet Chili Shrimp was not as spicy as we thought.  The mild spiciness gave a slight spike to the taste buds after being aroused by the delicious sweetness. 

salted egg tempura
Salted Egg Tempura
The Salted Egg Tempura was different from the Japanese-style tempura.  The batter is close to our Filipino dish Camaron Rebosado.  But, we loved this not for the batter but for the really soft and juicy shrimp under the delicious salted egg coating.  Mind you, this is quite addictive!


Meat

szechuan sliced pork
Szechuan Sliced Pork

Though the Crabs and Shrimps on their own could be the main reason for availing of the Unlimited Szechuan Experience, the Meats are also not to be missed!  You can really savor the authentic spiciness of Szechuan as the dishes have a hint of chili oil.

szechuan pork intestines
Szechuan Pork Intestine
We especially enjoyed the Szechuan Pork Intestine which was pleasurably chewy.



szechuan duck breast
Szechuan Duck Breast
The Szechuan Duck Breast is a first try for us.  It was really good!



Others
crab rice
Crab Rice
With all the Crabs that Templo is serving, we can all assume that the juices were somehow infused into its Crab Rice which was packed with crab flavor.


Ala Carte
seafood combo platter
Seafood Combo Platter
If you or any of your friends are not heavy eaters, no problem as you can also avail of Templo's ala carte menu.  So there's really no excuse for the killjoys to miss a good dining experience together haha!

Drinks
templo signature milk tea
Templo Signature Milk Tea (115 php)
For drinks, you can go for the Templo Signature Milk Tea which is similar to a Thai milk tea with jelly.

lick drinks
Lick Iced Tea (138 php) and Lick Mango Juice (138 php)
You can also choose Lick variants.  The minty Lick Iced Tea and the almost puree tasting Lick Mango Juice are our favorites.


Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
Templo's Unlimited Szechuan Experience may not be as expansive in terms of other buffets within the same price range but you get really quality seafood!  Templo does not even restrict you with any time limit so you can stay as much as you can and fill buckets full of seafood.  So, yes! Give Templo a try and we encourage you do so with a prior reservation.


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Templo
Business Address Dapitan Lifestyle Complex, 55 Dapitan Corner D. Tuazon Street, Lourdes, Banawe, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Business Hours 11am-10pm
Payment Options Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 500-1,000
Free WiFi No
Contact (02) 244-7640
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