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Shi Lin

Shi Lin

Shi Lin opened their first branch in 2010 and it is the first Taiwanese restaurant in Metro Manila. Named after Shi Lin District in Taiwan which is best known for its Shi Lin Night Market. 8 years later they now have 10 branches all over the metro. They’re known for their scrumptious dimsum and dumplings plus they improve on their dishes constantly to cater to the needs and feedback from their customers.


Trinoma Mall - Fourth Floor, Bagong Pag-Asa, Quezon City
Robinsons Galleria - Level 3, Ortigas, Quezon City

Estancia Mall - Lower Ground Floor, Capitol Commons, Oranbo, Pasig City


Shangri-La Plaza - Level 5, Main Wing, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City

Power Plant Mall - Second Floor, Rockwell, Makati City
Greenbelt 3 - Level 3, Ayala Center, Greenbelt, Makati City
Circuit Makati - Ground Floor, Olympia, Makati City

Lucky Chinatown Mall - Ground Floor, Binondo, Manila

Alabang Town Center - Lower Ground Floor, Alabang, Muntinlupa City

Lately I have been constantly craving for XLB and I was really excited they have it on their menu. Here are the other dishes we got to try: 

Xiao Long Bao (10 pieces / Php 285)
Not 4, not 6 but 10 pieces of Xiao Long Bao. Take me to XLB heave and it was light was steamed to perfection. 

Hakaw (4 pieces / Php 155)
They used huge shrimps to make their hakaw. Despite its simplicity, I like how succulent it was.
String Beans with Minced Pork (Php 215)
A simple dish of pork and string beans that is one of my top favorite dishes that evening. It was packed with flavors. Not a boring dish for sure for it was salty and a little spicy. I love it.

Stirfry Broccoli (Php 165)
Lightly stirred fried broccoli garnished with toasted garlic bits. Could use a little more flavor or seasoning but I still appreciate how fresh it was. 

Braised Beef Noodle Soup (Php 310)
Good for sharing and with the right hint of spice this dish certainly stood out. Tender beef pieces on top of spicy soup and noodles.

Spicy Spareribs (Php 390)
It was ok, your run of the mile fried spareribs. I only had one piece and just my luck it was mostly bone. 

Fried Rice with Shrimp, Pork and Egg (Php 160)
I’m a fan of mixed rice more than plain rice. This one can already be a meal on its own. Balanced flavors even though it had a lot of ingredients in it. 

Pepper Shrimps (Php 475)
Shi Lin's newest addition to their menu. Deep fried shrimp with a hint of spicy on topped of shoestring potatoes. You can eat the whole thing as per the chef. I didn't eat the head though just the tail. 

Choco Nutella Dumplings (6 pieces, Php 165)
Eat it while its hot. Pop it in your mouth and enjoy the warm Nutella. 

I would definitely go back for its XLB, String Beans with Minced Pork and fried rice. I already have set orders in mind like 10 pcs XLB and plain rice or String Beans with any of their fried rice. Their food were fairly affordable and good for sharing too or for those with big appetite.


Shi Lin
5th Floor The Podium, 12 ADB Ave, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, 1550 Metro Manila
(02) 477 4108
Mall Hours

Shi Lin Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 

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