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.
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.
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN PHILIPPINES)