5.206 TERRP 65(3.22) Inihaw Express: Sulit Meal (Kilawin + Bicol Express + Rice + Soup)

-Cycle 5, Item 206-
30 (Wed) July 2014

Sulit Meal (Kilawin + Bicol Express + Rice + Soup)


at Inihaw Express (Robinsons Place)

-Ermita, Manila-


TERRP (Try Every Restaurant in Robinsons Place), 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, no big deal.

This is the 65th in the series, the 22nd 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 (1-10):

- 53(3.10) May 21 / The Old Spaghetti House (Italian) (see 5.132 Pepper Crusted Fish Fillet...) / 1.5 / $$

Previously covered restaurants on the 3rd floor (11-20):

- 63(3.20) July 14 / Bagnetboy (Filipino) (see 5.190 Bagnet Solo...) / 1.5 / $

Previously covered restaurants on the 3rd floor (21-30):

- 64(3.21) July 15 / Gumbo (American) (see 5.191 Umm...Chicken Gumbo) / 2.5 / $$

Inihaw Express is a Filipino food court stall.  Located next door to Chin's Express (see generally 5.128 Sio Mai Mami).  Typical range of items, with heavy emphasis on fatty pork dishes (e.g., bicol express).  And oddly enough, they also offer kilawin--though eating semi-raw fish in a place like this, not recommended. 

RULE 2.0.  Thanks to TERRP, I've developed a personal policy henceforth to eat only items that merit at least a 2.0 rating.  Even if it's the only thing on the table, even if I've already paid for it, even if the food would go to waste (whenever possible, I will try to get it to go and give it someone on the street).  I can afford to skip a meal now and again, and again.  In Manila, this should reduce my food consumption by half.  

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