5.263 TEITY 5 Highlight : Braised Beancurd with Dried Scallop

-Cycle 5, Item 263-
25 (Thu) September 2014

Braised Beancurd with Dried Scallop


at Tao Yuan

-Malate, Manila-


TEITY.  Try Every Item at Tao Yuan* (see previously 5.256 Lapu Lapu with Chopped Chili).  Attempting to eat my way through the restaurant, all 222 items (excluding shark's fin and desserts).  From what I've seen so far, it would seem to be one of the best in the neighborhood, solid on all counts: taste, quality, variety, service, vibe, proximity, maybe price.  Once I've tried everything, I'll know exactly what to get, depending on the circumstances, whether it's for a quick bite on my own, a casual night out with friends/colleagues/family, or a formal occasion hosting bosses/VIPs.  That kind of certainty, in the unpredictable culinary landscape of Manila, will be invaluable.

*The domain has recently expired, but I leave the link in case it comes back up.

Something of a sequel to TERRP (Try Every Restaurant in Robinsons Place), which had me eating my way through an entire mall, all 85 restaurants (see generally 5.247 Original Recipe Fried Chicken...), much to my eternal regret and shame.

2 items sampled tonight, total 20 down, 202 remaining; 5th visit so far, averaging 4.0 items per visit, on pace to finish at TEITY 58.

BLUE: highly recommended / GREEN: respectable / YELLOW: mediocre / ORANGE: better avoided / RED: never again / GREY: off-limits due to ethical concerns

No true highlight this evening.  Good, however, to get such mediocre dishes out of the way, preferably when I'm on my own.

Yang Chow Fried Rice (2.0)

In this dish, the dried scallops came shredded in thin white strands, virtually indistinguishable in appearance from the enoki, virtually insignificant in flavor beyond imparting a vaguely fishy accent to the sauce. 



10 (Fri) April 2015

Finished (see generally 6.095 Done).

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