LIST: Restaurants Offering Lenten Specials this Holy Week 2023
The Lenten Season is probably one of the most important holidays for the Catholic faithful. It’s a time of prayer, devotion, and reflection as much as it is a time of abstinence and fasting—two of the usual practices that Catholics fervently follow and observe during this season.
At this time of the year, you’ll often see the faithful skipping meals or avoid indulging themselves with food, particularly meat. For this reason alone, countless establishments offer seafood and meatless options exclusively for the Lenten season to augment their menus. Here are some you’ll want to check out:
Mamou – A Home Kitchen
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For those yearning for a taste of home, get Mamou’s Lenten special Tiger Prawn Sotanghon. This steaming bowl of soul-warming goodness is loaded with juicy prawns, rich broth, and chewy vermicelli, completemented by fragrant and flavorful aromatics. For orders and inquiries on Mamou’s other Lenten specials, you may call 0917-816-2668 / +63 2 8564-9963 or visit its Facebook page.
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This Lenten season, enjoy Mesclun’s specials Steamed Pompano with Ginger Soy Sauce, freshly caught pompano that’s steamed and served with ginger, onion, wansoy, and sesame oil; and Fish Kabayaki, juicy fish drizzled with house-made honey soy and garnished with onion leeks and bell pepper. Both served with steamed rice. Available for dine-in, takeout, and delivery. For orders and inquiries, contact 0917-620-1047. You may also reserve a table here.
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Forget the meat, go pescatarian at Racks this Lent with its Lenten Specials, Creamy Garlic Shrimp Alfredo and Cajun Seafood Bucket. The former is a plate of pan-seared shrimp in a zesty and garlicky alfredo sauce with a side of steamed white rice and house salad, while the latter is a literal bucket filled with the sea’s bounty: shrimp, squid, and mussels stewed in its in-house Cajun crab fat sauce. Available for dine-in, takeout and delivery via Grabfood, Foodpanda, PickARoo. You may also order via Racks’ Facebook page and website.
Tim Ho Wan’s Seafood Specials
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Tim Ho Wan is going all out this Lenten season with its seafood specials. Treat yourself to its Salted Egg Shrimp, HK Fishball Noodle Soup, Deep Fried Fish Skin with Salted Egg, and many more meatless favorites. Available for Dine-in, takeout, and via GrabFood. Contact its Facebook page for more info.
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Satisfy your cravings guilt-free with AllAmerican’s meat-free pizzas! Enjoy its specialty Black Seafood pizza topped with squid, shrimp, bell peppers, dory, and capers in a signature charcoal crust. You may also get AllAmerican’s other meatless options—Cheese, Black Margherita, Garlic Spinach, and Garden Salad. For orders, call 0999-88-ALLAM (0999-882-5526). Available for delivery via AllEasy Go, Grabfood, foodpanda and Pick-a-roo.
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If you’re looking for meat-free options to enjoy this Lent, then check out Café Naci Lenten specials! Beer Battered Fish & Chips with Tartar Sauce, Mango Walnut & Blue Cheese Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette, and Margherita Pizza. For orders, contact 0917-8077-886, 7373-0848, or send Café Naci a message on its Facebook page.
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Savor the flavors of the land and sea with Abé’s Laman Dagat sa Gata at Malunggay (Seafood in Coconut Milk and Moringa Leaves) this Lenten season. Made with a medley of sole fish, shrimps, mussels, and squid stewed in a coconut milk-based sauce with lemongrass, chilies, and moringa leaves, this dish is creamy, fragrant, and flavorful. A hearty and satisfying dish this Lent. For orders, contact (02) 8856 0526, (02) 8856 7696, 0917-5522-060 or message the brand on Facebook. Also available for delivery via GrabFood, FoodPanda, and Pickaroo.