Cycle 5 – Item 302
3 (Mon) November 2014
White Pepper Crab
at Tao Yuan
-Malate, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines-
with Korean colleagues
Try Every Item at Tao Yuan (16) (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 83 items tasted thus far, 139 items remaining, averaging 5.2 items per visit, on pace to finish at TEITY 43.
Though stuffed, we still had a few drinks on the table, so we ordered the Assorted Cold Cuts Combination as anju.
The highlight of the meal was the White Pepper Crab. Rich peppery flavor, just hot enough. The crab was okay, though of course local crabs are so hard that getting at the meat was quite difficult. And messy as always. If paired with some other seafood, like shrimp or maybe even lobster, the sauce has potential to make the permanent rotation.
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