Home of the Best Hawker Dishes | Shiok Shiok

Restaurants here in the Philippines are getting more exciting when it comes to international dishes. We no longer need to travel to different countries just to try authentic food as some of the establishments try to bring the taste that we crave on. We should be thankful that in one drive away, we can get to satisfy our hungry tummies for flavors that we can just find overseas.

Located in the neighborhood of Banawe, I recently discovered this Singaporean hawker place that serves the legit taste of Singapore, the Shiok Shiok. I might be late to know about this restaurant, but as the saying goes, "It's better late, than never."

Shiok is a Malay term for expressing happiness and pleasure, especially when eating delicious food.

As we entered the place, it greatly depicts the old Singaporean Hawker vibe. All the displays are in character of culture and arts of the said country, not to mention how nostalgic everything here. The place is small and got full packed when we dined in, but we were seated immediately as one of the tables near the counter was empty.

The taste of Singapore is no longer new to me since I already tasted them when I visited the country once and also some of the restaurants here in Manila. As recommended by hubby, we tried some of their best sellers.

No one leaves Shiok Shiok without ordering their famous Laksa. The serving size is good for sharing. We requested for mild spice for the broth to make it not too overwhelming for our taste buds. I liked how the soup was creamy because of the coconut milk and tasty with the right amount of curry and lemongrass flavors. We were satisfied with how they mixed the toppings with the soup, really worth the money.

Another best seller! The crunchy taste of the shrimp was so good in my mouth. It was plump and juicy. I think this will be top fave here as the taste was simple yet satisfying. The serving size is good for sharing through the number of prawns depends on the weight of each order.

Just like the Cereal Prawns, this one also belongs to their best sellers. The dish was simple, not too salty as the coat was made from salted egg. I liked how the taste was all balanced with the chicken meat.

Our meals wouldn't be complete without veggies on the side. We ordered this dish to make a balanced taste of everything. Not my favorite though, but this one has a nice taste of Asian flavorings like garlic, ginger, and a hint of mild spice because of the pepper. 

Of course, rice is life! We ordered this flavor which is also good for sharing. I was contemplating whether the serving size was good for us but believe me, this fed us four people + one baby. I liked how the rice was not too greasy with oil, had a lot of everything, but overall, complimented well with other dishes. The cereal also created a nice texture to the rice and other toppings.

As a milk tea person, I didn't leave Shiok Shiok without trying this out. Actually, their milk tea comes from Eat Fresh which runs under the same management, that's why to cross order this one is possible. The taste was almost the same from Ying Ying's flavor. The tea was too strong and not like those commercial milk tea stores out there that are too sweet. Super sulit for the price of less than P100 for 1 Liter!

If you'd like to ask me, I greatly recommend all of the dishes that we tried here. Everything was authentic, not to mention that the price didn't give us that mini heart-attack. We should realize that satisfying meals don't need to be too expensive. This is why Shiok Shiok is always jampacked with diners any time of the day. I can't wait to be back one of these days and try other things on the menu like the milo drink, kaya toast, or the nasi lemak. Overall, this restaurant deserved a nice spot on the go-to list.

Shiok Shiok
81 N. Roxas Street, Santo Domingo, Banawe, QC
Opening Hours: 9:00am to 12:00mn
Shiok Shiok Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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