Thursday, it was raining so hard in Manila brought by the tropical storm “Ofel”. It was our payday and the best way to end the week (because the next day was a holiday) was to eat! We wanted to order thru food delivery but we considered the trouble it may cause to the person who will transport the food by the fact that it’s raining so hard. We just decided to find a store near our workplace to dine. “Hap Chan,” one suggested.
Geared with umbrellas that were not actually helpful because of the wind, we braved the rain to check some restaurants near our workplace. We found ourselves eating at Hap Chan that serves authentic Chinese food such as dim sum, congee, noodles, rice, and desserts. I don’t have any idea how authentic the food is based on the restaurant’s claim but we were already hungry to debate about its authenticity. We immediately asked for a table and dodged ourselves in the few seats available. Imagine kids eager to start their first birthday event ever.
Eka and I ordered for a Salt and Pepper Spareribs, Darrel, and Hayfah for Beef Brisket with Vegetables and Jd for a serving of Lechon Macau.
Apple who’s a dim sum fanatic ordered a set of Japanese and Shrimp Siomai, Jd and Darrel for Hakao and Ham Suy Kok respectively; and Eka for Masachi.
Prices of their food range from PHP15 (Fried Egg) all the way to PHP490 (¼ Roasted Peking Duck.) Rainy season in Manila is a disaster for working employees to go out and look for their meal. We were glad that McKinley Hill has several food hubs and restaurants that cater nice and affordable meals to the young professionals in the area.