5.313 White Pepper Lobster

Cycle 5 – Item 13

14 (Fri) November 2014

White Pepper Lobster

3.5

at Tao Yuan

-Malate, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines-

with KKH, LHS

KH & HS Come to Town (Day 1)

HS and KH are in town!  Just to hang out over the weekend.  My first visitors since I’ve relocated here ten months ago (not counting W, kids, Dad).

Try Every Item at Tao Yuan (20) (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 102 items tasted thus far, 120 items remaining, averaging 5.1 items per visit, on pace to finish at TEITY 44.

For the welcome dinner, the venue had to be Tao Yuan.  To ensure a good meal, I went mostly with previously tried items, including Sauteed Mix Mushrooms in XO Sauce and Seafood Hofan.  Though the spread didn’t advance TEITY in the immediate sense, it did provide an opportunity to retry certain dishes to confirm that they would be appropriate choices when I organize a dinner party here for colleagues.  I also splurged on a lobster, prepared in the white pepper sauce; better than the crab, but still a pain to eat; I’ll experiment with prawns next timeIn any event, they seemed to enjoy the food.

Fresh Scallop with Celery Dumplings (2.5)

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