Hawker Chan Restaurant Review [With Menu & Branches]

April 23, 2024

Sharing my thoughts about our recent dining experience at Hawker Chan.

A few months ago, we had the opportunity to eat at Hawker Chan in One Ayala, Makati. Now, it’s one of the restaurants that I truly wanted to try because I was intrigued by its moniker “The Cheapest Michelin-starred Meal in the World.” Restaurants are awarded a Michelin Star for having top-quality ingredients with distinct flavors that are prepared consistently at all times. Although most people will think that only fine-dining or first-rate restaurants earn a Michelin Star, that’s not the case because any restaurant can earn a Michelin Star regardless of the price point or style of service. Just the same, most high-end restaurants earn a Michelin Star because they can afford to maintain the quality of their food through top-notch ingredients. Having said that, getting a Michelin Star says a lot about Hawker Chan.

Beef Brisket Noodles from Hawker Chan
Beef Brisket Noodles

Hawker Chan Restaurant Review [With Menu & Branches]

    Our experience at Hawker Chan

    In terms of the ambiance, Hawker Chan is similar to any other Asian fast-food restaurant. What I do like about Hawker Chan is its efficient queue making ordering and payment a breeze. We also didn’t wait long to be seated even if we went there during peak hours. Overall, the interiors of Hawker Chan are simple and almost bare except for some posters on the wall. Dining is casual and laid-back.

    What we ordered

    I ordered the Beef Brisket Noodle Soup and Mommy Khris ordered the Seafood Laksa Bowl. Since we were dining as a group, we also ordered a plate of fried dumplings to share. Condiments are also available on the table if you want to make a dip or just want to add more spice to your food.

    Seafood Laksa at Hawker Chan
    Seafood Laksa

    The Beef Brisket Noodle soup is hearty and delicious. The noodles are firm while the soup is warm and flavorful. It’s the perfect treat for cold or rainy day weather, or if you’re simply feeling blue.

    I also tasted Mommy Khris’ seafood laksa bowl and it was rich and flavorful. While it was good, I thought it was too rich for my palate.

    Fried Dumplings at Hawker Chan
    Fried Dumplings

    For drinks, we ordered calamansi barley. I thought it would taste too plant-like but I was surprised because it was refreshing. It was a good way to get your extra dose of greens for the day.

    Hawker Chan Menu

    Hawker Chan’s menu is composed of the following:

    • Soya Sauce Chicken
    • Poached Chicken
    • Roasted Duck
    • Char Siew
    • Roasted Pork
    • Beef Brisket

    These can be a combination of rice, fragrant chicken rice, noodles, or vegetables and noodles.

    There are also combinations that you might want to try: 

    • Roast meat: soya sauce chicken, char siew, or roasted pork
    • Roast duck: soya sauce chicken, char siew, roasted pork, and poached chicken

    Lastly, large orders, platters, special noodle dishes, sides, desserts, and add-ons are also available.

    Calamansi Barley from Hawker Chan
    Calamansi Barley

    Complete List of Branches

    Hawker Chan has branches in the following locations. This is already the complete list so you won’t have to google “Hawker Chan near me” anymore.

    SM Mall of Asia

    G/F Entertainment Mall,
    SM Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City

    SM City San Lazaro

    Felix Huertas cor. A.H. Lacson Streets
    Sta. Cruz, Manila, Philippines (#170-171)

    SM Megamall

    53A Bldg. A, Julia Vargas corner Wack Wack Village
    Mandaluyong City 1555, Manila, Philippines

    SM Grand Central 

    107-108 Rizal Avenue Extension
    East Grace Park, Caloocan
    Metro Manila, Philippines

    SM City North EDSA

    Upper Ground Floor, Main Building
    SM City North EDSA, Bago Bantay, Quezon City

    Glorietta 3

    Ground Floor, Glorietta 3, Ayala Center
    Glorietta Complex, Makati City

    BGC High Street

    Bonifacio Global City, Lower Ground
    Philippine Stock Exchange Tower 
    Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City, 1630

    Ayala Malls Manila Bay

    Unit #58 Ayala Malls-Manila Bay
    President Diosdado Macapagal Blvd
    Aseana City, Barangay Tambo, Paranaque City

    SM City Baguio

    Luneta Hill, Upper Session Rd
    Baguio, 2600 Benguet, Philippines

    SM City Sorsogon

    Ground floor, Maharlika Highway
    Barangay Balogo, East District, 4700
    Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, Philippines

    SM City Legazpi

    Imelda Roces Avenue
    Zone 9 Brgy. 37 Bitano, Legazpi City 4500

    All in all, we had a great dining experience at Hawker Chan. The food is indeed delicious and of excellent quality. Hawker Chan truly deserves its Michelin Star award.

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