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5.352 Grilled Pepper Fish Fillet with Spaghetti

-Cycle 5, Item 352-
23 (Tue) December 2014

-Italian-
Grilled Pepper Fish Fillet with Spaghetti

2.5

at Italianni's (Robinsons Place)

-Ermita, Manila-

solo

In stark contrast to my first encounter with this dish (see for comparison 5.049 Grilled Pepper Fish Fillet with Spaghetti), ranked as my favorite of TERRP (see generally 5.247 Original Recipe Fried Chicken...), it was very disappointing this time.  The fillet was thinner and slightly undercooked.  The sauce was runny.  And the vegetables didn't include bell peppers.  Oh well.

Hoping this isn't an ominous sign that the restaurant, which remains one of the few places in the mall where I would even consider eating again, has undergone some kind of change for the worse (see for example 5.254 Lamb Keftedes).

7 comments:

  1. btw, what's the situation with the pope's presence there? anything interesting?

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  2. yes, you were there when the cyma breakdown happened.

    as for the pope, so far so good. WPRO shutdown at noon on thursday, closed friday, maybe monday morning. ermita/malate was closed to traffic on friday, so the city has been very quiet, even more than christmas, like a ghost town. but sunday will be the main event, so we'll see.

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  3. yes, the cyma breakdown, i was there when :D turned into :O in an emoticon parlance.

    wow, that's a gracious golden weekend...good for you! i thought there were more noises and lots of people, though.

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  4. sunday was chaos. i was actually caught in a flash mob on the corner of UN and M.Oroso, stuck there in the rain for 40 minutes, unable to move.

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  5. awww...sounds bad. i'm feeling disturbed just thinking about being stuck anywhere in metro manila, especially on the corner of UN and M.Oroso, with lofs of excited people, in the RAIN for a while. i don't think you were on the way to the office for work...you were there waiting for the pope in hopes of seeing him?

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  6. i was indeed at work. but at around 1500, i decided to go home so that i could watch the mass on TV (scheduled for 1530) and later see the motorcade going down roxas. so i was heading west on UN, and just as I hit the intersection at M Oroso, I got stuck. terrible.

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