Nov 14, 2010

Hap Chan Tea House Now Open

newly opened Hap Chan restaurant, Oct. 2010
A new branch of the popular Chinese restaurant chain Hap Chan opens in Marikina.  The new branch, which opened last October is located at the ground floor of the newly built Sunrise Building along Gil Fernando Ave.

Hap Chan started out as a small tea house in Manila and served only mami, lugao and dimsum.  In 1999, Hap Chan began to expand and franchise its restaurant chain.  Now it offers a wide
Sunrise Bldg under construction Sept. 2010
 range of popular Chinese cuisine such as spare ribs with tausi sauce, seafood hotpot, birthday noodles, mixed meat noodles, yang chow fried rice, shrimp dumpling, shark's fin dumpling, hakaw, sauted beef with broccoli flower, suckling pig cold cut, roast pigeon, braised crab with ginger and onion, shrimp balls, swahe, steamed lapu-lapu with soy sauce, steamed egg with dry scallop, patatim, lechon kawali and many more.

Hap Chan Marikina City branch is located at the ground floor of the Sunrise Building along Gil Fernando Ave. near Banco de Oro. Parking is available in front of the building.

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Marikina Freedom Park Holds Free Viewing of Pacquiao vs. Margarito Fight

Marikina residents who don't have access to cable pay-per-view or watch the boxing bout live in select cinemas were treated to a free live via satellite viewing at the Marikina Freedom Park.  The city of Marikina setup 2 of its LED trucks in the front of City Hall for people to enjoy the match.   The park, which could accommodate up to 3,000 people was opened to the public as early as 7 a.m.

Marikina Mayor Del De Guzman stated that providing the citizens the opportunity to watch for free and cheer for Manny Pacquiao is the least they could do as a simple way of honoring the pound-for-pound king.