Cycle 5 – Item 287
19 (Sun) October 2014
Lotus Leaf Chicken Rice
at Tao Yuan
-Malate, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines-
Try Every Item at Tao Yuan (10) (see also TEITY)
Eating my way through the restaurant’s entire menu, currently at 222 items.
Tasted 2 new items tonight, bringing the total to 43 items tasted thus far, 179 items remaining, averaging 4.3 items per visit, on pace to finish at TEITY 52.
Started with a couple small dishes, intending to get more as the evening progressed. An hour later – absorbed in The Walking Dead on my laptop – I looked up and realized that the order hadn’t arrived. By the time it did, I wasn’t in the mood to bother with anything else.
Whereas an established regular customer at a given restaurant would seem to deserve a certain degree of extra care from staff and courtesy from management, I’ve been told that the opposite is sometimes true in the Philippines, the rationale being, “He’ll be back anyway.”
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