We've known about Shi Lin for a while now, but only had a chance to try it out yesterday. Oriental-inspired lights and Chinese music welcomed us as we entered the store. The place isn't so big, but it doesn't look cramped either. The place is well-lit and wouldn't mind sitting there for a while.
As we go through their menu, we found out that there is no service tea available. You have to pay Php40 for an unlimited pot refill. Not that I don't want to pay for it, but I just found it odd that a Chinese restaurant wouldn't have service tea. I placed an order since A likes to drink hot tea during meals.
The good thing about their menu is that it isn't complicated. Not a lot of dishes to offer, but this just made their game play more challenging. Reason why I said that is because, I know some restaurants would only offer a few dishes if ALL their dishes are sure fire hits (like the lumpia in Globe Lumpia House).
I forgot to take a photo of our table, but it has a laminated instruction on how to eat Xiao Long Bao. Made me think for a moment if it's worth trying, but A ordered anyway.
The dishes were all tasty though A finds them a bit pricey. I would have to agree since I can consume a lot of dimsum and this would hurt my pocket hehe. Now I'm missing the dimsum from Maribeth Wong...