Cycle 5 – Item 218
11 (Mon) August 2014
at Steak Escape
-Ermita, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines-
Try Every Restaurant in Robinsons Place (69) (see also TERRP)
Steak Escape is a yada yada fucking yada.
The only thing that matters is that it’s the last stall in the food court. Done. Escape indeed.
Pork Tocino is a Filipino dish. Consists of thinly sliced pork, marinated in soy sauce, MSG, loads of sugar, and radioactive red food coloring, grilled to a carcinogenic char. Tastes like burnt bacon candy. Served with steamed rice and a fried egg, primarily at breakfast.
One regret from the food court part of TERRP – other than the entire food court part of TERRP – is my failure to take full advantage of the opportunities to explore and feature a wider range of Filipino dishes. Everything was cheap and came in small quantities, so I had little to lose. However, I played it safe, either with something that I know or something that looked easy. The problem was four-fold: 1) I don’t like Filipino food very much, even at its best; 2) the food court stalls use low quality ingredients; 3) the foods are sloppily prepared; 4) everything is sitting out in the open all day. Anyway, I’m done with it, forever.
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN PHILIPPINES)