The Orange Bucket

It used to be hard to find a suitable seafood place in Pampanga which can serve cajun-spiced seafood in a bucket.   Now we have options, and you don’t have to go to Manila, or even travel by plane to get that “Boiling Crab” food experience.

The Orange Bucket offers an authentic boiled seafood in a bucket, with their Cajun sauce imported from the United States.  Maia Caballa, one of the owners who operates the restaurant said that ingredients to their Bucket dishes are delivered fresh daily, to maintain the superb quality, freshness and deliciousness you can only get from a fresh catch.  In fact, Maia emphasized the need to meticulously handpick the crabs, supposedly, the star of that bucket feast.

The Big Bang Bucket-this one was priced at P1185. Pretty reasonable and good for 4 people. It’s sauce is a mix of Cajun, lemon and garlic butter. Yum!!
2 big crabs!! Shrimps and mussells! oh yeah!
2 big crabs!! Shrimps and mussells! oh yeah!

You know the Crabs are fresh when the meat is soft and delicate.  Also the freshness reveals a richer taste in the palate.  By the way, you can also order the spiciness level of the sauce, Maia tells us that there are four levels, from the tame (no spice, but why??) to the wildest (XXX, oh yeah!!).  The one served to us was in the wild level, a little bit of kick for sure, but next time we go back, we will go for the wilder level (kickass spice).

Orange Bucket, which is successor to the buckets made famous in the now-closed restaurant Crowing Chicken, also serves other appetizing dishes that complement the seafood buckets.

Calamari P190
Tempura P450
Country Style Fried Chicken P550 whole
Chef’s Salad P200

The Orange Bucket just opened last October 22 but is already planning to have a branch in Angeles City by the first quarter of next year.  Expect more from the Orange Bucket, as Maia told us they are also beefing up their menu by adding more Japanese food.

Thank you Chef Albert for the delicious feast!



San Feranando Branch:

Kalahi Business Park, Pet City Complex, MacArthur Highway, Brgy San Isidro, City of San Fernando, Pampanga.

Contact Numbers: (045) 402.2611 0906.246.8000 0998.850.7750

Opening Hours:  11:00 am to 11:00 pm Daily.


Angeles City Branch:

Mc Arthur Hiway, Balibago, Angeles City
(beside Max’s Fried Chicken)

Contact Number: 0905.289.8000 and 0998.850.7750

Opening Hours:  11:00 am to 11:00 pm Daily.

Visit their social media accounts:  The Orange Bucket Instagram @the_orange_bucket

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