5.307 Shrimp Ball Crab Roe

Cycle 5 – Item 307

8 (Sat) November 2014

Shrimp Ball Crab Roe


at Tao Yuan

-Malate, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines-

with EK

Try Every Item at Tao Yuan (18) (see also TEITY)

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

Tasted 8 new items tonight, bringing the total to 95 items tasted thus far, 127 items remaining, averaging 5.3 items per visit, on pace to finish at TEITY 43.

Tao Yuan Superior Soup in Pot (3.0) + Chinese Lettuce (2.5) + Chinese Tofu (2.5)
Meat Vegetable Dumpling (2.5)
Sliced Native Chicken (1/2) (3.0): thought it might be a special variety of chicken, but no; in any case, very fresh.
Hofan (3.0)
Polonchay (3.5): leafy green, virtually identical to spinach.

Once again, the hotpot was very good.  Ingredients were top quality, making me wonder where they source the food.   The most interesting item was the Shrimp Ball Crab Roe: minced shrimp with a touch of crab roe in the center, wrapped in dried laver – pretty good in its blend of sweet + salty + minerally, more noteworthy for its novelty, the kind of thing to order when trying to wow the yokels.  It was a fine meal.



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