Sunday, August 11, 2013


 After visiting grandma at St Lukes, 
 we decided to have dinner at Shi Lin restaurant which was just nearby.
I love how bright and classy the place looks
An open kitchen is always nice.
The sound, the smell, and the sight of cooking can really help you work up an appetite.

Xiao long bao was good.
The wrapper wasn't too thick, firmness was perfect.
Once you bite through the thin, smooth dumpling wrapper, you'll discover a shock of hot, rich, broth bathing the savory pork filling.

We ordered Shredded Pork Fried Rice & Shrimp with egg fried rice.
The shredded pork fried rice was the highlight of our meal. It really stood out!

Salt and Pepper Chicken

Salt and Pepper squid was tasty, very crunchy and not oily

Pork buns
It was like Xiao long bao! it also had soup inside but this time it was inside the meat.
flavorful as well.

Spicy Spare ribs

The Salt and Pepper chicken & the Spicy Spare Ribs tasted the same.. it was just a pork or a chicken version of the other.. it was okay, nothing to rave about.

I'll probably rate the taste of the food here 3/5 and ambiance 4/5
Maybe I'll give it another try..
I might go back for their fried rice & xiao long bao...

Shi Lin
Ground Floor, Commercenter Building
4th Avenue corner 31st Street, Bonifacio Global Cty
Tel. No. (02) 703-542/0917-740-8567
Open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Monday-Thursday); 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Friday-Sunday)

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Bono Gelato

While waiting for the seminar at Dusit Thani Manila, I decided to 
try Bono Artisanal Gelato to see what the fuzz was all about...
The colorful attractive wall says everything about the place!

Unlike the usual Gelato shops, their Ice cream isn't displayed in a pan.
they're covered in  metalic bins which I think helps it stay more fresh.

They make their gelato fresh daily, in small batches.
NO ARTIFICIAL ADDITIVES (colors, emulsifiers, flavors) and do not use any ready-made mixes or pastes. They make everything from scratch, the slow-food, whole-food way; the same way the Italian mammas used to do it.  
You can have your gelato in waffle cones or in cups

I chose their new flavor Red Velvet. My favorite!!
I also tried their best seller SPECULOOS!
I just love cookie butter!

As you can see they don't scrimp on ingridients!
In every bite you can really taste chunks and chunks of  cookie butter!
their gelato is smooth and very creamy!
The Red Velvet gelato is simply divine! 
BEST Gelato I ever had!
You can taste chunks of cream cheese & pieces of red velvet cake!
Every  spoonful I had was pure heaven.

Born in Manila, with Italian Soul. They have  been featured in the Italian magazine Punto Italy which is distributed worldwide! (they really deserve it!)
I love this Gelato shop! 
The atmosphere was bright & staff was really friendly.  Prices were very reasonable.
The selection of flavours is a tad on the small side, but I am a strong believer in quality than quantity. So far their Gelato is really one of the best! 

G/F The Podium, 2/F SM Makati, LG/F Aura Premier: The first and only truly authentic, artisanal gelato in the Philippines