Ever since dear Mars Cel treated me to a lovely lunch at Hap Chan, I’ve found myself dragging Bala and Tutapel to this Hong Kong-style tea house every chance I have.
Stepping into its elegant yellow and tan interiors nicely accented by a throng of flaming red paper lanterns, it feels like Hap Chan underwent a much needed face-lift ever since its entry to the Philippine market in 1997. Don’t be deceived by its new look, however, for underneath its somewhat modern feel lies an array of traditional dishes that scream authentic Cantonese almost from every angle.
Beef Brisket with Vegetables (Php 98). Rice topped with a generous amount of tender beef brisket and crunchy veggies.
Radish Cake (Php 75). Crunchy on the outside with a nice, chewy center.
Hong Kong Lemonade (Php 60).
Hong Kong Iced Tea (Php 60 each).
Hong Kong Milk Tea (Php60).
Dining at Hap Chan has become sort of a wonderful habit for all of us. Even Tutapel has rather grown fond of the wooden trays which became replacements for his favorite toys at home. This gesture reminded me of life’s simple joys that I should never forget. As long as you’ve got your family with you, it really doesn’t matter where you are and what kind of food you eat. Indeed, a simple meal becomes a celebration when shared with the ones you love.
♪♪♪ Good. It’s worth a try.
Hap Chan Tea House