I have no idea what's the difference between Taiwanese and Chinese cuisine, however, I was so curious that I tried this Taiwanese restaurant called Shi Lin.
The restaurant was a bit full that we opted to sit outside, which also has a good view of the kitchen.
One thing I know that we shouldn't miss ordering is the Xiao Long Bao (Php 138 for 6 pcs, Php 230 for 10 pcs).
Xiao Long Bao is also called "soup dumpling", as it has minced pork and soup inside. What's more interesting is that there's a suggestion on how to eat Xiao Long Bao.
We also ordered Spicy Spareribs (Php 289) and Crispy Salt and Pepper Squid (Php 289)
As expected the Spicy Spareribs was a big hit that my friend asked me, "May I have the last piece?" :) I love the Crispy Salt and Pepper Squid, it was quite simple that I ate it without the rice.
We also got Fried Rice:
We were told that a serving is good for two so we ordered Fried Rice with Shredded Pork & Egg (Php 98) and Fried Rice with Shrimp & Egg (Php 118)
Oh gosh, the fried rice was so moist, and I liked it that they used Japanese rice that the fried rice alone was so heavy, we didn't finish everything!
Overall, I love the Shi Lin experience, most especially the Xiao Long Bao. The dishes are good for sharing, and quite affordable too! I want to go back and try more dumplings here.
Shi Lin Restaurant