Hakka Republic @Menara Hap Seng
Chinese is a combination of a lot of subgroups such as Hakka, Cantonese, Hokkien, Hainanese, Teochew and other smaller subgroups. My sister and I are Hakka also known as Han people. A lot of other well-known people such Sun Yat-sen, Lee Kuan Yew and Chow Yun-Fat are Hakka as well. So being a Hakka, we need to learn to speak Hakka and eat Hakka cuisine. I am not good at speaking so I prefer just to eat. LOL. Therefore, my sister and I proceed our journey to find good Hakka cuisine and we came about a restaurant called Hakka Republic @Menara Hap Seng. We are so excited and planned a hangout as soon as possible.
|Here we are and we are so excited that this Hakka restaurant served beer, cocktails and have happy hours too!!! Never know a Hakka restaurant can be this advance.|
|With chinese wordings and chinese logo, we are so convinced that this is an authentic Hakka Restaurant. But when we read their menu after being seated, we got shocked. We cannot find any Hakka cuisine here. It is 100% western food. We thought we went into a wrong restaurant so I double check the menu and it shows the same logo! What is going on here??? Well, we have no choice but to continue to order since we are being seated. Face issue...LOL|
|Cured Wild Salmon, Hokkaido Crab & Balsamic Vinaigrette @RM32.00++|
|A closer look on the long and weird name.|
Overall: 4/5 - Nice presentation and great combination = delicious food!!! Absolutely perfect! However the price is just too shocking when the portion is smaller than my sister's palm.
|Very nice antique Chinese decoration but how come only served Western food??|
|This place is very nice place but somehow why they want to name this beautiful restaurant as Hakka Republic but serve only western food? Until today, I do not have the answer.|
P.S: Another good example of a great restaurant which has a break in between their business hours apart from Seng Huat Bakuteh and Restoran Haeun Khon.
Total Damage: RM128.00
Food Serving Speed: Very Slow
Will I Revisit?: No but highly recommended for people who is looking for fine dining.
Menara Hap Seng
1 Jalan P Ramlee
Open : Mon - Sat (11am - 3pm, 5pm - 12am)