10.278 White Pepper Slipper Lobster

10.278

10 (Thu) October 2019

White Pepper Slipper Lobster

4.0+

at Tao Yuan

-Malate, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines-

EK, RK, and the new intern

EK is in town for a few weeks.  The welcome back dinner last week should’ve been at Tao Yuan, but logistical difficulties forced us elsewhere (see 10.271 Chadol Jjamppong).  EK had faithfully and enthusiastically supported the TEITY campaign, attending 16 of 36 meals (see 6.095 Done).  If anyone comes close to appreciating Tao Yuan as much as I do, it would be EK.

The food was better than ever.  While the dishes remained essentially the same, the recipes had been tweaked and the techniques had been refined towards slight yet significant improvements.  EK and I both took immediate notice.

Even the already perfect white pepper sauce – now darker in color – was a touch richer.  And the lobster came with eggs, which were soft and sweet, adding another layer of flavor and texture.

50th visit!!

Prior visits:

  1. 5.088 Chili Crab (TEITY 1) (2.0)
  2. 5.238 Char Kway Teow (TEITY 2) (3.5)
  3. 5.252 Seafood Hofan (TEITY 3) (4.0)
  4. 5.256 Lapu Lapu with Chopped Chilies (TEITY 4) (3.5)
  5. 5.263 Braised Beancurd with Dried Scallop (TEITY 5) (1.5)
  6. 5.264 Seaweed with Minced Shrimp Thick Soup (TEITY 6+7) (3.5)
  7. 5.268 Beancurd Roll with Superior Sauce (TEITY 8) (3.5)
  8. 5.279 Assorted Hot Mezzah (TEITY 9) (2.0)
  9. 5.287 Lotus Leaf Chicken Rice (TEITY 10) (1.5)
  10. 5.288 Special Beef Brisket in Pot (TEITY 11) (3.25)
  11. 5.291 Beef Tenderloin with Special Sauce (TEITY 12) (3.25)
  12. 5.296 Ba Kuh Teh (TEITY 13) (3.5)
  13. 5.298 Braised Pork Belly with Taopok (TEITY 14) (3.5)
  14. 5.299 Tangho (TEITY 15) (3.5)
  15. 5.302 White Pepper Crab (TEITY 16) (3.25)
  16. 5.305 Braised Fish Maw with Sea Cucumber (TEITY 17) (2.5)
  17. 5.307 Shrimp Ball Crab Roe (TEITY 18) (3.0)
  18. 5.309 Steamed Fish Fillet Stuffed with Mashed Shrimp (TEITY 19) (3.5)
  19. 5.313 Fresh Scallop with Celery Dumplings (2.5) [first white pepper lobster!] (TEITY 20)
  20. 5.315 Bihon with Scallops & Lettuce in Superior Soup (TEITY 21) (3.5)
  21. 5.318 Pan-Fried Egg White with Dried Scallop (TEITY 22) (3.5)
  22. 5.320 How I Managed to Dine with a Vegan (TEITY 23) (1.5)
  23. 5.321 Fried Spring Roll with Shredded Taro (TEITY 24) (2.5)
  24. 5.322 Shabuki (TEITY 25) (2.5)
  25. 5.324 Singaporean Spareribs (TEITY 26) (3.5)
  26. 5.327 Steamed Fish Fillet with Black Mushroom (TEITY 27) (3.25)
  27. 5.330 Mango Lapu Lapu (TEITY 28) (3.25)
  28. 5.332 The Pilot Spread (TEITY 29) (3.0)
  29. 5.344 Crab Powder Ball (TEITY 30) (2.5)
  30. 5.347 Japanese-Style Corn Soup (TEITY 31) (2.25)
  31. 6.001 Braised Superior Whole Abalone (TEITY 32) (3.0)
  32. 6.009 Awful (TEITY 33) (0.5)
  33. 6.031 Fried Fish Skin (TEITY 34) (3.0)
  34. 6.044 Slipper Lobster in White Pepper Sauce (4.0) [first white pepper lobster with rock/slipper lobster!]
  35. 6.055 The Penultimate (TEITY 35) (2.0)
  36. 6.095 Done (TEITY 36) (2.5)
  37. 6.128 Slipper Lobsters in White Pepper Sauce (3.0)
  38. 6.209 Mantis Shrimp with Salt & Pepper (2.0)
  39. 6.297 Rock Lobster in White Pepper Sauce (3.0)
  40. 6.342 Prawns & Tofu (3.0)
  41. 7.001 Sizzling Stuff Tofu (1.5)
  42. 7.049 Sauteed Shrimps Ball with Broccoli (3.0)
  43. 7.059 Roast Soy Chicken (3.5)
  44. 7.123 Singaporean Tofu (2.5)
  45. 7.178 One for the Road: White Pepper Lobster (4.0)
  46. 7.188 White Pepper Prawns (3.0)
  47. 7.274 White Pepper Lobster (3.5)
  48. 8.168 Singapore Prawn Tofu (3.5)
  49. 8.235 White Pepper Slipper Lobster (4.0)

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