After my first dental appointment for this year, I had a late lunch with my mom at Shi Lin, which is located at The Podium. Our first choice was Ang Mo Kio, but unfortunately, we later found out that it had already closed down (*sad, heavy sigh* T___T). So we just headed over to Shi Lin instead, which was our second choice.
Menu: Small plates (drunken chicken, pickled Taiwanese cabbage, crispy prawn cake, spicy shrimp and pork wontons), Steamed dumplings (shrimp pork shaomai, vegetable and minced pork dumpling), Steamed buns (pork bun, deep fried asado bun), Noodles (noodles with sesame and peanut sauce, braised beef noodles, noodles with porkchop, noodles with shrimp and pork wonton), Soups (shrimp and pork wonton, double boiled beef soup, hot and sour soup), Vegetables (stir fry Taiwanese spinach, stir fry bok choy), Fried rice (fried rice with shrimp and egg, fried rice with pork chop and egg), Desserts (red bean dumpling, red bean bun, cool almond jelly with lychee), and Beverages (organic iced teas, organic hot teas).
Fried Rice with Shredded Pork and Egg.
Salt & Pepper Squid. Although the breading was perfect, the squid itself was a little bit tough to chew. And I have probably mentioned this before, but whenever my family orders squid dishes, I get really squeamish when I see the tentacles peeking out.
Fried Chicken Chop. It didn’t really have enough salt and it wasn’t really that spicy and peppery, but the size makes up for it.
And of course, no meal at Shi Lin is complete without their famous Xiao Long Bao. ^^
For my drinks, I tried their Iced Taiwan Milk Tea. It had a strong, robust flavor—Quite different from the milk teas that I’m so used to drinking.
Well, it wasn’t that bad. But it’s a little bit pricey for such mediocre Chinese food. .__.
Shi Lin is located at 3/F, The Podium, 18 ADB Ave Wack Wack, Mandaluyong. Tel no – (02) 477-4108.