Cycle 5 – Item 256
18 (Thu) September 2014
Tiger Lapu Lapu with Chopped Chilies
at Tao Yuan
-Malate, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines-
with WHO colleagues
Try Every Item at Tao Yuan (4) (see also TEITY)
Eating my way through the restaurant’s entire menu, currently at 222 items.
Tasted 7 new items tonight, bringing the total to 22 items tasted thus far, 200 items remaining, averaging 5.5 items per visit, on pace to finish at TEITY 41.
The highlight of the meal was the Lapu Lapu with Chopped Chili. The server recommended that we go with the pricier but tastier tiger grouper, which turned out to have a delicately sweet flavor and firm flesh, money well spent. It came in a tangy soy dressing, topped with chilies, not very spicy, just a slight kick. Unlike any fish dish that I’ve ever experienced, yet immediately familiar. Awesome.
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