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5.244 Scrambled Egg Whites with Fish & Dried Scallops



-Cycle 5, Item 244-
6 (Sat) September 2014

-Chinese-
Scrambled Egg Whites with Fish & Dried Scallops

4.0

at Peking Garden (Greenbelt 5)

-Makati-

with various Korean WHO WPRO staff



Peking Garden is a Chinese restaurant.  Located in Greenbelt 5.  Wide range of classic dishes, ranging from Cantonese to Mandarin.  High end.  

The occasion was a quiet welcome dinner for a new member of the Korean WHO WPRO family.  

The venue was Peking Garden.

Mashed Wintermelon Soup (1.75)--rather blah, not an auspicious beginning.

Steamed Supreme Soup and Pork Dumplings (xiao long bao) (3.75)--one of the best that I've ever experienced; the napa cabbage pieces, though not necessarily served as part of the dish, were also excellent, having absorbed some of the soup leakage. 

Tableside service!

Peking Duck (Way 1) (2.5)--skin + surface flesh, wrapped in pancakes with plum sauce + cucumber + scallion.

Beef Chinese-Style (2.5)--kinda like sweet & sour.

Braised Assorted Seafood w Crispy Rice (2.5)

Braised Beancurd w Minced Beef (1.5)

Yeung Chow Fried Rice (2.0)

Peking Duck (Way 2) (2.5)--remaining bits and pieces, stir-fried with onion, radish, etc., wrapped in lettuce cups.

The egg dish was absolute perfection.  At first glance, it looked rather odd, a big pile of white mushiness, topped by a raw egg yolk.  But at first bite, I was completely blown away, a sublime explosion of delicate creaminess, accentuated by chunks of fish and slivers of dried scallop.  One of the most revelatory food experiences in recent memory.


Overall, the rest of the food was pretty good.  Some of the dishes weren't quite to my liking in terms of composition and flavor, but I couldn't fault the quality of ingredients and preparation.  I would've expected no less from any restaurant chosen by our Regional Director, gourmand of gourmands (see most recently 5.229 Really Good Food).

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