Friday, October 8, 2010

Shiok

I enjoyed our dinner at Shiok in Fort Bonifacio the other day because it's alot better than Nasi Lemak in Robinson's Galleria and Orchard Road in SM Megamall. I have been frustrated with the wannabe singaporean restaurants and it makes me miss singapore even more. Shiok is a tiny restaurant in between 7eleven and BPI. Service here is slow, since there are only 3 waiters and too many diners. The people are nice and friendly but they look overworked. It's best to dine during non-peak hours.
This is what we had for dinner:

Char Kway Teow
This is not as good as the one in Nasi Lemak. It's too sticky and it needs more flavor and spices aside from egg to make it authentic.


Close up of Hainanese Chicken 

Their hainanese chicken rice meal is definitely better than Nasi Lemak and Orchard Road. It's just as good as Penang Hill in Shang Mall but not as great as Stevies. The meat is very tender, moist and was cooked perfectly. The rice is average and the sambal needs to be stronger.

Nasi Lemak Meal
Fried Chicken, plain rice, fried fish, egg and peanuts with Sambal
This was heavy, though the watered down sambal was a huge disappointment. I told the waiter they should never add water to the sambal since it defines how yummy the nasi lemak will be. I'm pretty sure you predicted that I ordered additional sambal:)


Sambal Kangkong
I liked this since the kangkong was served crunchy and the dish was slightly spicy!

Our dinner cost around PHP750 inclusive of PEPSI drinks:)
I would definitely return to Shiok since it's near my house and the food is so much better than the other singaporean restaurants. The food is affordable since it's heavy and serving time takes 15 minutes more or less.

Cheers to more trips to Shiok!:)


ShiokFort Bonifacio

01-05 Fort Forum Bldg., Bonifacio Stop Over, 31st and 2nd St, Fort Bonifacio Global City
Taguig City, Metro Manila
Philippines
(02) 466-6291

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