5.332 The Pilot Spread

Cycle 5 – Item 332

3 (Wed) December 2014

The Pilot Spread


at Tao Yuan

-Malate, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines-

with NCD and friends

Try Every Item at Tao Yuan (29) (see also TEITY)

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

Tasted 3 new items tonight, bringing the total to 163 items tasted thus far, 59 items remaining, averaging 5.6 items per visit, on pace to finish at TEITY 40.

Singaporean 5 Kinds Hot Cuts (2.5): deep-fried sweet soy-sesame wings (2.5) + deep-fried beancurd seafood rolls (2.5) + mushu (3.0) + jellyfish (2.0) + seafood & fruits cocktail in mayonnaise (1.0).
Hong Kong Style Preserved Meats with Rice in Clay Pot (2.0): not a big fan of sausages, but the rice was pretty good.

While everyone seemed generally pleased with the food, it wasn’t an outright rave.   The three-fold problem was that I was (i) on a strict budget (ii) for a large group (iii) with varying preferences, so I had to play down to the lowest common denominator: good for everyone, great for nobody.

About the featured dish, I should point out that I have never paid for fruit at this restaurant – they just give it to me on the house.

My dining companions were amused to employ their utensils in photo-bombing the pictures that I was taking.



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