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5.142 TERRP 54(3.11) Davao Tuna Grill: Grilled Tuna Belly + Adobong Kangkong

-Cycle 5, Item 142-
27 (Tue) May 2014

-Filipino-
Grilled Tuna Belly + Adobong Kangkong

0.5

at Davao Tuna Grill (Robinsons Place)

-Ermita, Manila-

solo

Try Every Restaurant in Robinsons Place (TERRP), Phase 3.

In Manila since January, here through October under the current contract, living above Robinsons Place, I've been eating my way through the mall.  As far as I know, nobody has ever done anything like this, my unique contribution to the city's food/blog scene.  I did all the restaurants on the 1st floor (currently 36, down from the initial 40) and the 2nd floor (currently 7, down from the initial 14).  Now, I'm on to the restaurants on the 3rd floor (currently 28, 2 of which were already covered during Phase 1).  Then, once Phase 3 is complete, time permitting, the 4th floor.  Henceforth, however, I'll take them as they come, no more pushing the agenda; if I don't finish, oh well.


This is the 53rd in the series, the 10th on the 3rd floor.  Padre Faure Wing.

All restaurants on the 1st floor:

- 39(1.36) Apr 2 / Cabalen (Filipino) (see 5.087 Buffet Scraps) / 1.5 / $$

All restaurants on the 2nd floor:

- 45(2.07) Apr 30 / Recipes (Filipino) (see 5.115 (Chicken) Gisang Gisang) / 3.0 / $$

Previously covered restaurants on the 3rd floor:

- 12(3.01) Feb 6 / Healthy Shabu Shabu (Japanese) (see 5.032 Fish Fillet Set) / 3.0 / $$$
- 19(3.02) Feb 20 / Shanghai Cuisine (Chinese) (see 5.046 Seafood Chop Suey...) / 2.5 / $$
- 46(3.03) May 7 / Casa Ilongga (Filipino) (see 5.122 Pork BBQ + Ginataang Pusong na Saging) / 2.0 / $
- 47(3.04) May 9 / Yellow Cab (American) (see 5.125 Tribeca Mushroom Pizza) / 3.0 / $$
- 48(3.05) May 12 / Mr. Pares (Filipino) (see 5.127 Pork Caldereta) / 2.5 / $
- 49(3.06) May 14 / Chin's Express (Chinese) (see 5.129 Sio Mai Mami) / 0.5 / $
- 50(3.07) May 15 / Westwood (Filipino) (see 5.130 Chicken Inasal) / 3.5 / $
- 51(3.08) May 19 / Fivestar Family Restaurant (Southeast Asian) (see 5.134 Beef Redang...) (Indonesian) / 3.0 / $
- 52(3.09) May 20 / Idang's Grille (Filipino) (see 5.131 Inihaw na Pusit + Adobong Kangkong) / 1.0 / $
- 53(3.10) May 21 / The Old Spaghetti House (Italian) (see 5.132 Pepper Crusted Fish Fillet...) / 1.5 / $$

 

Precooked, finished off over the grill upon order.

Davao Tuna Grill is a Filipino food court stall.  Specializes in fish dishes, particularly tuna, from grilled fillets to heads/necks in soups.


The food was disgusting.  Whether an issue of freshness or the type of fish (maybe some inferior species of tuna?), the meat tasted fishy.  Even worse, about two-thirds of the portion comprised skin or fat--perhaps for the better, because the decision not to finish was that much easier.  Ugh.


Off to Japan tomorrow.  See you on the other side.

If ever my preflight SOP made sense (see generally 5.024 Scallop Egg Fuyong...), I couldn't get on a plane with this crappy tuna being my last meal (should the plane go down), so I went to Shanghai Cuisine (see most recently 5.046 Seafood Chop Suey...) for a bowl of roast duck noodle soup.

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