There’s a newly opened branch of Hap Chan in BF where Shakey’s used to be. Hubby and I tried Hap Chan after mass last night.
It was still quite early. Barely 7:00 p.m. when we arrived and the place was packed. That’s a good sign. Or so I thought. Hap Chan has been in business (in other areas) for quite some time now. I remember dining in one of their QC restaurants way back when I didn’t have a blog yet. I remember liking their dimsums.
Hubby had the Noodles with beef ball, pork ball and shrimp ball, which he liked. The base was chicken soup so it was quite safe and palatable but nothing special.
Hubby and I shared the Jellyfish with Century Egg. This is a cold salad of sorts with the jellyfish marinated in sweet, sour and spicy dressing which turned out to be more spicy that sweet and tangy, the jellyfish tasteless.
I ordered the Crispy Oyster Cake which turned out anything but crispy. This soggy oniony mess was a huge disappointment both in taste and texture. The omelet was way too oily and tasteless, the oysters too small and too few.
Even hubby’s Mango Sago, failed miserably on many levels. One, the tapioca was still frozen. Second, there was no fresh mangoes in it. Third, it was sour.
Our dimsum orders of Beef Ball and Shrimp Siomai failed to be delivered to our table and had to be cancelled by my irate hubby.
Hap Chan BF, though new and full, may fail to win loyal customers in the future. The service was excruciatingly slow, orders unfilled, wrong billing are among the problems encountered by us and our neighboring tables. There were many irate customers last night who only got their orders after waiting for half an hour, wrong orders, bills took too long to be given to them.
There’s another Chinese Restaurant in BF called Toho Antigua, which may fail in the beauty and presentation department but, they do pass the food taste and quick service criteria with flying colors.
For Chinese food in BF, I suggest you spend your money in Toho Antigua instead, better food and quicker service for practically the same price.