5.288 Special Beef Brisket in Pot

Cycle 5 – Item 288

20 (Mon) October 2014

Special Beef Brisket in Pot

3.5

at Tao Yuan

-Malate, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines-

with EK

Try Every Item at Tao Yuan (11) (see also TEITY)

Eating my way through the restaurant’s entire menu, currently at 222 items.

Tasted 4 new items tonight, bringing the total to 47 items tasted thus far, 175 items remaining, averaging 4.3 items per visit, on pace to finish at TEITY 52.

Fried Squid with Mashed Shrimp in Salt & Pepper (2.0)
Fried Rice with Barbecued Pork and Garlic (1.0): flavorless and oily, reminded me of Korean-Chinese fried rice.
Tapioca in Mango Puree (3.0): I’m not into desserts, but this was kinda okay.

The Special Beef Brisket in Pot featured a welcome surprise.  In addition to the braised beef, luxuriously tender, the pot included knee ligament, nicely al dente.   Not my favorite thing, but, crucially more important, it is one of the RD’s favorites, so the dish will very likely make the menu selection when I eventually propose to hold the next dinner for the Korean WPRO staff here.  A bit one-dimensional, however, it may need some customizing, perhaps with deep-fried tofu and a vegetable.  In any case, the discovery of things like this is what keeps me at TEITY.

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