7.121 Steamed King Prawn, Minced Garlic, Vermicelli

7.121

5 (Thu) May 2016

Steamed King Prawn, Minced Garlic, Vermicelli

3.0

at Li Li

(New World Manila Bay)

-Malate, Manila-

with the family

Children’s Day + Extended Administrative Leave, Day 1.

Together in Manila.  First time this year (see most recently 6.361 Corn Butter Itame).  Taking advantage of Children’s Day, which is a Korean national holiday today.  They flew in last night.  We’ll be flying back to Seoul next Monday.

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Master Plan, Stage 1 : book us a room at New World Manila Bay — gotta work tomorrow morning, so the family can eat breakfast at the buffet and hang out at the pool until I get back — using my Club Epicure membership (see 6.360 Lobster, Maybe), which provides access to the Residence Club lounge.
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Cocktail Meatballs (2.25)
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The easy access to food is nice…
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…but really, this is what lounge access is all about…
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…especially the hard stuff.

Dinner at Li Li (see most recently 7.104 Braised Sea Cucumber…), of course.  Mostly the tried-and-true dishes, plus a couple new ones.  Great meal.

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Starting with two perennial family favorites : Crab & Corn Soup (4.0) + Scallops with Broccoli (4.0).
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Wok-Baked Cod, Egg Bean Curd, Champagne Sauce (2.0) : deep-fried, actually; tangy sauce worked better with pork (see for example 7.064 Deep-Fried Golden Mushrooms…).
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Steamed King Prawn, Minced Garlic, Vermicelli (3.0) : the shrimp was just okay, but the silky noodles in light garlicky broth was very nice; could be part of the repertoire (see generally 7.085 Pilot…), but quite expensive at 388 pesos per pax.
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Fookien-Style Fried Rice (3.25)

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