We’re fans of noodles and we’re hankering for some Han Pao Noodle Feast (P240, pictured above). I used to frequent the Banawe branch just for this dish. Its heaping amounts of wanton, sliced chicken, braised beef and king dao pork on top of flat noodles smothered with their special sauce. This could feed 3 to 4 people.
This was the first time we visited this branch and was pleasantly surprised that it was quite big and also accommodated lauriats. While waiting for our order, I saw a dimsum cart being pushed around. Its been so long since I’ve these things that I could not resist ordering some dimsum.
I ordered Tao Pey Roll (P95,pictured above) and Sea King Roll (P100, pictured below). I initially felt the tao pey rolls were a little bland, but it seems I did not add the sauce which they brought over a little while later. With the slightly sweet and savory sauce, it became much better. I liked that they used quite good crab sticks since the strands pulls apart while eating unlike the fishball like texture of cheap brands. The broccoli though was mushy, i guess from staying too long in the steamer. Maybe they should change the vegetable inside to one that could stay firmer longer.
Irene ordered Pork and Shrimp Siomai (P85, no picture), I had a taste and it was not good. I think after having those wonderful Siomai at Shang Dimsum Buffet has spoiled my taste buds. Irene said they were passable since she loved dipping it in the soy and calamansi sauce she made.
Although some of the dimsum were not up to par, the Noodle Feast saves the day. Prices are reasonable for the servings you get. We’ll surely be back for the noodles and to reminisce the slow death of the dimsum cart.
Han Pao Teahouse
312 Shaw Blvd., Manadaluyong
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