17 (Tue) March 2015
Chicken and Pork Adobo
at Bistro Remedios
with CT, MG, et al.
TEIBR (Try Every Item at Bistro Remedios).
A highly regarded landmark restaurant that serves excellent mainstream Filipino fare, I’m attempting to eat my way through it. Everything on the menu (except desserts, unless someone else orders it). 75 items in all. While spending the vast majority of last year in the Philippines, I didn’t take substantial advantage of the opportunity to get fully immersed into the cuisine, much to my retrospective regret. TEIBR should lead me down the right path—a higher purpose.
5 new items tonight, 32 items down total, 43 remaining, 8th visit to the restaurant, averaging 4.0 items per visit, on pace to complete the project at TEIBR 19.
The masochistically gluttonous “Try Every” series: (i) TERRP (…Restaurant in Robinsons Place) (see completed 5.247 TERRP 85 KFC : Original Recipe Fried Chicken…); (ii) TEITY (..Item at Tao Yuan) (see most recently 6.055 The Penultimate); (iii) TERNWPPD (…Restaurant in New World, Pan-Pacific, Diamond) (see most recently 6.069 Jo Karubi); (iv) TERSK (…Restaurant in St Kilda) (see completed 5.339 Roasted Squid); (v) TEKREM (…Korean Restaurant in Ermita/Malate) (see most recently 6.0506 Chung v Chung); (vi) TEIBR (…Item at Bistro Remedios) (see most recently 6.053 Chicharones).
The Chicken and Pork Adobo was disappointing. Meat dry. Sauce flimsy. In light of the restaurant’s track record thus far, I’d been looking forward with great anticipation to trying their rendition of the one Filipino dish with which I’ve become quite familiar–I eat adobo almost every other day for breakfast/lunch in the office canteen, on occasion for dinner (see most recently 5.310 Chicken & Pork Adobo)–but perhaps that familiarity has heightened my standards.