5.318 Cantonese-Style Fresh Drunken Shrimp

Cycle 5 – Item 318

19 (Wed) November 2014

Cantonese-Style Fresh Drunken Shrimp

3.5

at Tao Yuan

-Malate, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines-

with EK

Try Every Item at Tao Yuan (22) (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 121 items tasted thus far, 101 items remaining, averaging 5.5 items per visit, on pace to finish at TEITY 41.

Cantonese-Style Fresh Drunken Shrimp (2.0): despite all the fuss, they were a tad fishy, certainly not worth the effort; pain to peel.
Sautéed Salted Pork with Spinach (2.0)
Steamed Dace Ball with Vegetable (2.5): dace being a small freshwater fish; not much flavor, but pleasant mouthfeel, rustic, hand-made.
Golden Seafood Roll (2.5): glorified fishcake, not too bad, perhaps as an anju.
Steamed Pork & Coriander Dumplings (2.0): too much coriander, for me.
Crispy Pork Pie with Cashew Nuts (1.5): don’t like pastry, don’t like cashews (in dishes).
Braised Stuffed Whole Dried Scallop (1.5): the scallops were stuffed in radish rings; each component eaten alone was okay, but pretty crappy as a dish, none of the components getting on with the others.
Pan-Fried Egg White with Dried Scallop (3.5)

The clear highlight of the meal was the Pan-Fried Egg White with Dried Scallop.  Scrambled egg whites, firm.  Topped with dried scallop, shredded.  Lightly seasoned, subtle, delicate flavor.  Surprisingly good.  (The shrimp were more interesting, at least photographically.)

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