6.323 Steamed Bean Curd, Scallops, Black Bean Sauce

6.323

24 (Tue) November 2015

2.5

Steamed Bean Curd, Scallops, Black Bean Sauce

at Li Li (New World Manila Bay)

-Malate, Manila-

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If not my personal favorite, Li Li holds strong as the best restaurant in the neighborhood (see most recently 6.276 Wok-Fried Diced Beef…).

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Japanese Conpoy, Sea Cucumber & Fish Maw Soup (1.5) — bland, fishy.
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Wok-Fried Beef Tenderloin, Mushroom, Oyster Sauce (3.5) — exquisitely tender beef, perfectly seasoned, but otherwise unremarkable.

What I’d hoped to be slam dunk dish turned out somewhat disappointing.  The components individually — scallops, silky tofu, kailan, as well as the black bean sauce — each okay.  But together, no harmony.

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