I love Asian cuisine. The dishes have a distinct and unique flavorful taste that keeps you coming back for more. We got to try this new restaurant at Level 1 in the Shangri-la Mall, right across Mercury Drug (near the mall’s entrance). It’s called Lemongrass Asian Bistro. Its ambiance was very refreshing. It was probably because of the white and green colors that were carried throughout all the restaurant’s paraphernalia, from the placemats to the walls and chairs. We then looked through the menu, which was composed of various Asian Dishes.

Lemongrass at the EDSA Shangri-la Mall

Lemongrass at the EDSA Shangri-la Mall

Lemongrass table setting

I was craving for something sour so we ordered the Thai Shrimp paste rice with pork and green mango (good for 2) at Php 230. It was the typical rice dish with origins from Thailand. It contained pork, egg, nuts, onions, green mango and chili. It was okay, but I wished the pork was a little bit more flavorful. Sometimes, the flavor rises over the rice but oftentimes, the flavor is drowned out by the rice. You have to mix the dish well to fully appreciate the dish. The rice was good for 2 people (3 at the most).

Lemongrass Kung Pao Chicken

Lemongrass Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao Chicken with green red peppers and nuts at Php 295. This complemented the rice that we ordered. It was okay for me. They could have made it spicier though, since people really expect the dish to be hot and spicy.
Lemongrass Minced Tofu

Lemongrass Minced Tofu

My favorite was the Minced Tofu with Shitake Mushrooms, carrots and water chestnuts at Php 350. The tofu had the perfect tenderness to it. It was not too soft nor too firm. The sauce was just delightful. I love the different textures that played in my mouth after each bite. The carrots gave that crunch in the sauce, the chestnuts gave that nutty flavor and the mushroom gave that chewiness. I would order this dish again.

There were other dishes that I wanted to try, but since it was just me and EJ, the rice and the two viands were just enough to fill us up. My only concern is that the dishes and meals were quite expensive. I hope that they adjust the prices to make it more reasonable.

For those who want a relaxing meal with friends and family in the mall after shopping, with no budget in mind, you can try out Lemongrass Asian Bistro.

Contact Details:
Lemongrass Asian Bistro

Level 1 Edsa Shangri-la Mall
For deliveries: You can call City Delivery at 87878 or visit http://www.citydelivery.ph/

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Ginger is the General Manager of ManilaWorkshops.com. She is also the co-founder of a tech start-up company called Turn Up Trumps, Inc. She is a business coach and has her own program called Love the Leap. She has been a blogger since 2005, writing for MommyGinger.com, ManilaFitness.com and ManilaReviews.com. She graduated MA in Communications Major in Integrated Marketing Communications from the University of Asia and the Pacific. She worked as an account executive for a couple of ad agencies. She also managed a food franchise store. Her longest corporate stint was as a product manager for a known bank in the Philippines.

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  1. rui tan

    Lemon Grass They are not healthy they only like to earn money, imagine o ordered Wet Misua for take out and you know what for hot food they use plastic selophane to put the hot misua, which is bad for healt, that shows that lemon grass are so irresponsible


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