We planned on someplace else in SM Aura but the long queues were not encouraging. Tried to kill time in Power Mac on the 3rd floor and ended up making a MAJOR purchase. (Those 12 months to pay, zero interest buys really get you) Still, there's a half hour or so more to wait.
Chef Rob owns SHINE and knowing that, we trusted our instincts and ditched dinner in another place. Besides, no lines here and the idea of free UMAMI fries and burger if our bill reaches P2,000 is too good to be true.
Easy browsing the menu. No food titles too complicated. I knew almost every food dish my family would order without asking. Naturally, the beef salpicao, pasta favorites and the breakfast all day starrers found their way to the table.
Each dish tasted homecooked, according to my teens. Plus they sure enjoyed their vanilla shakes. The umami fries weren't a big hit with them but I did like them.
You can call them comfort food, if you like. Especially the breakfast or brunch favorites like longganiza (sausages) and tapa (beef).
For sure, we'd be back. We skipped desserts here as we wanted to try desserts elsewhere. But yes, Chef Rob Pengson got it right here!
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