Han’s Cafe is where we head to when we want a simple good meal at a reasonable price. Ambience and stylish interior design are not what we usually associate with Han’s. We were thus pleasantly surprised to see the new look Han’s at Centerpoint. The image of the familiar restaurant chain offering affordable local and Western meals is given a makeover at Centrepoint. The Han’s outlet is rather spacious and has bright red paneled walls and furniture which you normally see in modern indie cafes.
The new look Han’s at Centrepoint still offers the same good range of affordable food. Set Breakfast, All-Day Set Meals, Sandwiches, Omelette, Pastas and local dishes, like fried beef with pepper and sweet and sour fish, are available. Here are a few random pages of its menu.
Orders can be made at the counter or from the DIY ordering kiosks. As is the practice in most Han’s outlets, you collect your food when your number is called or flashed on the electronic signboard. However, there are friendly staff around if you need help.
We went to Han’s at Centrepoint for lunch at ordered a Hanainese Pork Chop Set ($13) and the Stir-fried Hor Fun ($8.50). GST would be added to the bill but there is no service charge.
The Pork Chop Set came with steamed white rice, garlic bread, soup and ice lemon tea. The portion of pork chop was quite generous. The battered, deep-fried pork chop were cut into bite size pieces and served with a sweet-tangy sauce with tomatoes, peas, onions and potato wedges. The sauce was good and the pork was tender with a good bite.
The hor fun was of the standard we have come to expect of Han’s. It had lots of tasty gravy and the kway teow was well fried. The important taste of ‘wok hei’ was evident. For decent zhi char style hor fun right in the middle of Orchard Road, we would think that Han’s at Centrepoint would be a very good option.
The new look Han’s at Centrepoint is more attractive and welcoming than the less spacious and plain looking older outlets of Han’s. It is a place where you can quite easily linger for more than a while. Happily, there are some things that remain the same. The prices are still reasonable and the food is of the same decent standard. Han’s is still a very good place for a simple meal in air-conditioned comfort.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
The Centrepoint #01-53/54/55/56
176 Orchard Road
Tel: +65 6708-6776
Opening Hours: 0800-2200
Nearby MRT Station: Somerset
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