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5.219 TERRP 70(3.27) Paotsin: Shark's Fin

-Cycle 5, Item 219-
12 (Tue) August 2014

-Chinese-
Shark's Fin

0.5

at Paotsin (Robinsons Place)

-Ermita, Manila-

solo

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 doing the restaurants on the 3rd floor (currently 30, 2 of which were already covered during Phase 1).  Then, once Phase 3 is complete, onto the 4th floor, time permitting.  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 70th in the series, the 27th 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 / $$
- 65(3.22) July 30 / Inihaw Express (Filipino) (see 5.206 Kilawan + Bicol Express...) / 0.5 / $
- 66(3.23) July 31 / Teriyaki Boy (Japanese) (see 5.207 Teriyaki Boy Chicken Ju) / 2.5 / $$
- 67(3.24) Aug 1 / Kamay-Kainan (Filipino) (see 5.211 Pusit Adobong) / 1.0 / $
- 68(3.25) Aug 5 / Brooklyn (American) (see 5.212 Tomato & Anchovy Pizza) / 2.0 / $$
- 69(3.26) Aug 11 / Steak Escape (Filipino) (see 5.218 Pork Tocino & Fried Egg Platter) / 2.5 / $

Astounding what Filipinos will stand in line for.

Paotsin is a Chinese restaurant.  More like a food stall--in fact, located adjacent to the food court--only difference being the walls and dedicated tables.  Serves dumplings and noodles, everything premade and reheated upon order.

Note the fine print.

Absolutely atrocious.  I ordered the so-called Shark's Fin, their "best seller," knowing that they don't actually contain any shark's fin.  What it did contain was crap.  Couldn't get past the first exploratory nibble.  Invoke Rule 2.0.

Literally, looks like shit.

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