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5.240 TERRP 81(4.07) New Bombay: Eggplant Barta

-Cycle 5, Item 240-
2 (Tue) September 2014

-Indian-
Eggplant Barta

1.0

at New Bombay (Robinsons Place)

-Ermita, Manila-

solo

TERRP (Try Every Restaurant in Robinsons Place), Phase 4.

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've tried all the restaurants on the 1st floor (currently 36, down from the initial 40), the 2nd floor (currently 8, down from the initial 14), and the 3rd floor (currently 30).  And finally, to finish out this godforsaken project, I'm now on the 4th floor (currently 11).  After tonight, 4 more to go--the home stretch--I can taste the end.


This is the 81st in the series, the 7th on the 4th floor.  Pedro Gil 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:

- 74(2.08) Aug 19 / Jack's Loft (Western) (see 5.226 Calamares Caesar) (Italian) / 0.5 / $$

All restaurants on the 3rd floor:

- 73(3.30) Aug 18 / Gerry's Grill (Filipino) (see 5.225 Pinakbet) / 2.0 / $$

Previously covered restaurants on the 4th floor:

- 75(4.01) Aug 26 / Pancake House (American/Filipino) (see 5.233 Best Taco in Town x 2) (Mexican)  / 2.5 / $$
- 76(4.02) Aug 27 / Karate Kid (Japanese/American) (see 5.234 Beef Teriyaki Bento) (Japanese) / 2.25 / $
- 77(4.03) Aug 28 / Max's Restaurant (Filipino) (see 5.235 Fried Chicken) / 2.75 / $$
- 78(4.04) Aug 29 / Chowking (Chinese) (see 5.236 Chinese-Style Fried Chicken...) / 2.5 / $
- 79(4.05) Aug 30 / Taters (American) (see 5.237 Quarter Pound Churkey Burger Meal) / 1.25 / $
- 80(4.06) Sep 1 / Marina Oyster Seafood Grill (Filipino) (see 4.239 Crispy Crablets) / 2.0 / $$


New Bombay is an Indian restaurant chain.  Founded 1994 in the Philippines.  Currently 7 locations around Metro Manila, all in malls.  Wide range of northern cuisine, from curries to tandoori, etc.


At Little Bombay, the eggplant barta (curry) was lousy.  Couldn't taste any eggplant--not that eggplant really tastes like much.  Come to think of it, I don't particularly like eggplant, so I don't know why I even ordered it.  Anyway, regardless of the eggplant, the dish had a peculiar aftertaste, like an artificial creaminess/cheesiness that I could neither place nor partake.  Rule 2.0.  By contrast, the fresh cucumber slices circling the perimeter of the plate were fantastic.


 fish tikka (1.5)--Rule 2.0



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