6.133 Black Pepper Slipper Lobster

6.133

18 (Mon) May 2015

Black Pepper Slipper Lobster

3.5

at Seafood Market

-Ermita, Manila-

with KD, MG

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Clam & Mushroom & Ginger Soup (3.25) — building on the basic formula (see generally 6.115 Clam & Ginger Soup), but enhanced/improved with the addition of straw mushrooms — very “Chinese” — and sliced scallion.

In the wake of the restaurant’s recent change in ownership (see generally 6.122 Prawns with Ginger & Onion), the kitchen has undergone a marked improvement, as reconfirmed for the second time tonight.  Singaporean-style black pepper stir-fry was outstanding, savory and spicy, providing a delicate kick to the lightly deep-fried pieces of slipper lobster — a new addition to the range of available preparations, this could work with jumbo prawns as well.  After a hard year of struggling to develop a menu from the limited offerings at this place, I’m happy to be overwhelmed by the new options.

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