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.
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.