CAPIZ | RML Manokan Haus Kamayan ~ Seafood Festival at Roxas City

Monday, January 13, 2014

Scallops at RML Manokan Haus Kamayan in Roxas City

It’s almost ten in the evening and the dragons inside my stomach were scorching fire.

I was up before the sun rose at the Roxas City Cathedral, was shooting the colors of the Sinadya sa Halaran before a proper breakfast, was walking along the crunchy Baybay Beach come lunchtime, was climbing the biggest bell in Asia as the afternoon wore on, and was rolling with the devotees of the Prosesyon sa Suba as evening overtook the land.

It was one heck of a day and I was terribly hungry.

The Dancing Fountain at People's Park in Roxas City

But we didn’t go straight to dinner. A quick trip to the People’s Park Plaza near Baybay Beach to witness Roxas City’s dancing fountain came first. It looked nice with kids playfully zipping through the waters.

But I was really really hungry now.


RML Manokan Haus Kamayan in Roxas City

And at last, we finally entered a restaurant that’s just a stone’s throw away from the fountain. Welcome to RML Manokan Haus Kamayan, exclaimed an arched sign fashioned out of painted bamboos.

I can’t wait to have a seat and devour chicken inasals after chicken inasals with my bare hands.


Inside RML Manokan Haus Kamayan in Roxas City

Apparently RML Manokan Haus Kamayan is not exclusive to Roxas City. I heard they have other branches around Capiz, Antique, and Aklan—the mother branch being located in Kalibo. It has been around since the 80s, so I guess it’s a good indication of how good their dishes are.

Acoustic Music at RML Manokan Haus Kamayan in Roxas City

An acoustic player serenaded us as we waited for our dishes to be served. RML Manokan Haus Kamayan has a very native feel, quite similar to Dampa Macapagal restaurants in Manila. The similarities doesn’t end there though, I heard they also serve mean seafood dishes.

Huge Crabs at RML Manokan Haus Kamayan in Roxas City

It didn’t take long before a seafood feast paraded right before our eyes.

I totally forgot about their chicken inasals and concentrated instead on the bounties of Roxas City’s waters. We were at the seafood capital of the Philippines after all.

Shrimps at RML Manokan Haus Kamayan in Roxas City

Delectable buttered shrimps, big-ass crabs, rocking oysters, scallops, and grilled catfishes filled our long table to brimming. I know the owners of RML Manokan Haus Kamayan can forgive me if I really forgot to have a single bite of their chicken specialty.

Oysters at RML Manokan Haus Kamayan in Roxas City

Extremely hungry, I tried to moderate my seafood intake lest I suffer stomach pains. I was especially advised not to start of with the oysters. I’m not sure if it’s really bad to ingest seafood on an empty stomach, but I’ve been hearing this even from my gramma, so I heeded their advice.

Hito at RML Manokan Haus Kamayan in Roxas City

It didn’t take long before our group cleared the table.

It was a whirlwind of seafood plates after another that we were all left dazed with fullness afterwards. RML Manokan Haus Kamayan is not a bad way to end a full day of touring Capiz. The dragons in my tummies were well satiated.

Roxas City Cathedral Location Roxas CityRML Manokan Haus Kamayan
Address: Arnaldo Blvd., Brgy. Baybay, Roxas City, Capiz
Contact Number: (036) 6210-322
Opening Hours: 10:00AM to 8:00PM
GPS Coordinates Map: 11.606676, 122.737932

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  1. Good morning, seafood! Your photos are so tempting, I'm craving for anything crab now!

    1. Thanks Dani, glad you liked them even if the photos are a bit blurred. Medyo dim lighting kasi dyan sa RML :)

  2. Ano settings mo sa fountain? may filter ba yan? thanks. :D

    1. Katherine, 30 sec tas adjust na lang sa aperture. Usually pag night shots, I remove all filters :)

  3. Nakakatempt umuwi sa province, thanks to your awesome photos! made me miss everything sa Roxas, especially ang pagkain! :)

    1. You're welcome Sailorstarcatcher, RML Manokan Haus rocks :)