Irene and I have been longtime fans of Ha Yuan with the nearest branch to us being the one in Greenhills Town Center. One Sunday we decided to eat at the modern version of it called Spring by Ha Yuan in SM Jazz Mall in Jupiter, Makati. Spring eschews the classic red and white colors of Ha Yuan and gives it a bright splash of colors.
Well lit interiors with cheery and quirky accents anchored by this wall of everything Ha Yuan.
The furniture follows the quirky color scheme with small pink and brown wooden stools that a tad bit hard to sit on. There seating on the mezzanine also but it was closed when we were there.
Scanning through the menu, I noticed that they had a much wider range of items and even family style plates, good for sharing.
The water glasses are a nifty old school touch with double happiness and a dragon on each side of the glass.
I started with the Lah Lah Land Popiah (P105). This is their Spring by Ha Yuan’s take on the Singaporean lumpia. I practically order this everyday on each trip to Singapore. I first tried their version at a food bazaar and have been asking them to also serve this in Greenhills Town Center branch because that’s where we eat more often. Those that follow me on Instagram will know my favorites at Ha Yuan. A good alternative to the classic lumpiah with egg strips, cucumber, shrimp and the sweet and spicy combo of kecap manis and sambal.
Irene and Lauren stuck with their usual Roast Pork Asado Mi (P160). They of course wiped out both bowls in no time.
I was about to order some of the new noodle bowls when I saw the Curry Sate Camto Mi (P180). This has been eluding me for quite a while in Ha Yuan, always out of stock.
Noodles topped with curry beef stew, tender and full of flavor oomph.
Spring by Ha Yuan offers more than the usual Ha Yuan favorites with new interpretations of the classics. A bright and cheery ambiance will draw in the younger crowd and have them sample equal dose of the classics and the modern dishes.