5.309 TEITY 19 Highlight : Steamed Fish Fillet Stuffed with Mashed Shrimp

-Cycle 5, Item 309-
10 (Mon) November 2014

Steamed Fish Fillet Stuffed with Mashed Shrimp


at Tao Yuan

-Malate, Manila-


TEITY.  Try Every Item at Tao Yuan* (see previously 5.307 Shrimp Ball Crab Roe). 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.

5 new dishes tonight, total 92 down, 130 remaining; 19 visits so far, averaging 4.84 items per visit, on pace to finish at TEITY 48.

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

The highlight of the meal was the Steamed Fish Fillet Stuffed with Mashed Shrimp.  Like a tight chord, the three principal components combined for a gentle harmony of complementary textures: soft fish, squishy shrimp, silky egg white sauce.  Classically Cantonese.  Top candidate for Korean WPRO staff menu.  

Beef Rice Roll (1.0)--same meat as in the Minced Beef Ball (see generally 5.305 Braised Fish Maw...), but unpleasantly mushy in combination with the rice noodle.

Double Boiled Fish Maw with Red Dates (1.0)

Fried Salad Seaweed Rolls (3.25)--the minced scallions, presumably, represent the "salad" component of this item; otherwise, it's just minced pork; the seaweed made them taste kinda Korea (i.e., gimmari)--a strong contender for the Korean WPRO staff menu.

Pork Belly with Salted Fish in Hot Pot (3.0)--nicely spicy and salty, but couldn't taste the fish; a contender for the Korean WPRO staff menu.



10 (Fri) April 2015

Finished (see generally 6.095 Done).

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