6.095 The Final Egg


10 (Fri) April 2015

The Final Egg


at Tao Yuan

-Malate, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines-

with ME, JL, TL

Try Every Item at Tao Yuan (37) (see also TEITY)

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

Tasted 4 new items tonight, bringing the total to 222 items tasted, 0 items remaining, averaging 6.2 items per visit, done.

Soy Milk with Pumpkin and Corn (2.5): not as bad as it would seem.
Sliced Pork Liver (0.0): infinitely worse than imaginable; I’m not entirely averse to liver, but it’s gross beyond the pale when boiled in this form.
Original Lobster (3.5)

Ultimately, I believe that TEITY was worth the effort.   I didn’t appreciate every item, as the ratings indicate, a lot of zeros from the hotpot and ones from the dim sum. Towards the end, admittedly, as the frequency would suggest, I was getting rather tired of the place.  However, as best exemplified by the white pepper lobster, which will remain one of my all-time favorite dishes until the day that I die. I discovered quite a few gems along the way, enough to maintain an average rating above 2.0, even the hotpot.  While 2.0 may not seem like much quantitatively, I enjoyed every meal nevertheless, great times with great friends and colleagues.  n pIarticular, I must acknowledge the unwavering support of EK, who joined me on 15 visits, without whom I’d still be at it.

4 thoughts on “6.095 The Final Egg

  1. didn’t even imagine this post was about TEITY when commenting at that time–ha!

    so, the day has come! i wish i could have been there. a total of 3,361.50 USD with 100 guests…this is crazy! ( i appreciate your obsessive-compulsive personality making/charting the tables)

    so proud of myself for my contributions of 41.67% in TEITY. good times. good fun.

    looking forward to reading a post about your own white pepper sauce some day.

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