Where to Get Delicious Taiwanese Food

by - Tuesday, March 16, 2021

I have tried Shi Lin before, but only for their dimsum. And now that I got to try more of their food, I just can't stop questioning myself why? Why haven't I ordered all these delicious dishes before? 

Shi Lin is a restaurant that has been here in Metro Manila for years now. They offer a wide array of Taiwanese dishes, from dimsum to mains and desserts. Here are some of them:

Sweet and Sour Fish 408

Shi Lin's sweet and sour fish (408) is different from others I've had before. As you'd expect, it has that sweet and sour taste, but it's a lot milder than most, so you can really taste the perfect combo between the flavors.

Spicy Spare Ribs ₱456 

Probably my favorite out of everything we had during our visit was the spicy spare ribs (456). I loved all the spices that goes with every bite. It's also not really that spicy, which is good for those who have a low tolerance when it comes to spicy food. 

String Beans with Minced Pork ₱262

If you're not into vegetables, then the string beans with minced pork (262) is perfect for you! It's crunchy and does not taste like vegetables at all. It's something you can just eat as a snack or enjoy with a bowl of rice. 

Fried Rice with Shrimp & Egg ₱200

I also loved their fried rice with shrimp and egg 200. It's cheaper than the yang chow rice I normally have at Chinese restaurants, but still really good. 

Red Bean Buns ₱132

For dessert, you can try Shi Lin's red bean buns ₱132. It's like a siopao but filled with red bean paste. It's the dessert you would go for if you're not into sweets. 

Fried Mantou ₱103

Fried mantou ₱103 is so underrated. It's bread that's lightly glazed with sugar, and served with condensed milk. The mantou alone already has a slight sweetness to it, so I'm good with eating it with or without the milk. 

Lychee Shake, Passion Berry Iced Tea, Crimson Berry Iced Tea


Shi Lin has an ongoing promo: the duolicious deals. You can have two orders of a dish under this deal and pay only 218:

Boiled Beef Noodle Soup/ Boiled Chicken Noodle Soup

Fried Asado Buns ₱168 

Who can say no to asado? It's my favorite! The asado has a combination of sweet and salty taste that's just addicting to me. It also comes with condensed milk, but I can have it without. 

Pork Buns ₱147

Noodles in Sesame and Peanut Sauce ₱147

The best noodles for me out of everything we had would have to be the Noodles in Sesame and Peanut Sauce ₱147. It might be weird to think of at first because it's noodles with a sweet and nutty sauce, but it just works.

Nutella Dumplings ₱184 

Save the best for last! Shi Lin's Nutella dumplings are filled with chocolate hazelnut, so when you bite into that thin wrapper, expect a burst of Nutella in your mouth! 

Shi Lin's Duolicious Deals are available until March 31, 2021. You can check out more on their website. Click here

I honestly enjoyed our afternoon trip to Shi Lin last Saturday. I enjoyed it so much that I craved for their food the very next day, and it will definitely one of my go-to restaurants in the coming months.

My Scores:
Pricing - 4/5
Service - 5/5
Ambiance - 5/5
Taste - 4/5

Hungry for more,

Address: 5/F The Podium, ADB Avenue, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City; Click here to see their other branches.
Operating Hours: Mall Hours
Contact: Click here for their contact numbers per branch.
Budget: from P500 per person
Parking: Mall Parking 
Instagram: @shilinph

(Date of Visit: March 13, 2021) 

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