It was daddy's birth anniversary, and although he was already long gone, we still do celebrate it. Mom suggested we eat at Hap Chan Tea House because she and her friends just recently went there and she liked their dimsum (she loves Siomai, by the way).
It did have the Chinese-inspired decorations, minus the lazy susan tables - something I appreciated (I personally don't like lazy susan tables that much). It was spacious, but people in super big groups might have a difficult time finding an area to fit all of them. We were just four for this food trip, so we can certainly sit anywhere.
Mom may love Siomai so much, but she loves shrimps more. This one was good, it had about three whole shrimps inside, and if we didn't come here to eat lunch, I would definitely go for one serving of this, all for myself. But of course, we just had one Hakaw each for this food trip.
Mixed Meat Canton
No need to wish daddy "long life," but I guess any celebrations would always call for a good serving of noodles, and that was just we had. Vegetables were cooked just right - not really half cooked, but still not soggy (it still had its crunch), and it had enough meat in it (some meat cuts were under the noodles). What I loved the most was the noodles - it was a little chewy and not the types that just melts in the mouth.
Steamed Fish Fillet
This was my suggested dish, and I was a teeny bit disappointed because of the toppings. It was actually okay, but I guess the ginger flavor was a little too strong for me.
Fried Fish in Salt and Pepper
My sister and I loved ordering Spareribs in Salt and Pepper in Chinese Restaurants, but because I was convincing them to go for fish instead of pork, we went for this. This was a very good alternative.
Sauteed Beef with Broccoli Flowers
Nothing really exceptional... I think we all know how this dish would taste like, this was no different.
Sister's dessert. I loved it because it's Magnolia Strawberry Ice Cream - my favorite. Although, I only had a taste of this, as I didn't want to deprive my sister of her ice cream... besides, my tummy can't tolerate that much dairy products.
Brother had lemonade, I had Watermelon Shake, sister decided to go for water (as she already had her dessert), and mom just content herself with the complimentary tea.
The celebration was great... and I would definitely go back here to eat more of their Hakaw.
Hap Chan Tea House
2/F SM City Fairview,
Quirino Highway cor Regalado Highway Greater Lagro, Quezon City
+63 (02) 352-7903