Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Han's Cafe (Suntec City)

Editor Note: Han's Cafe at Suntec City will be cease operation from 27th Feb 2013. 

Han's Cafe has been a household name since the 70s. I still remember when I was a kid, we frequently patronise Han's for their cakes. Back then they sold only cakes were considered cheap and good! Over the years, Han's Cafe has commercialised and is now a F&B chain  restaurant serving not just cakes and pasty but also a wide variety of food such as sandwiches, western cuisines (e.g. Fish & Chips, Chicken Chop, Pork Chop, Steak, Spaghetti), chinese cuisine (.e.g Hor Fun, Fried Rice). In 2007, they have converted some of their outlets to Hanis which serves food that are Halal certified. 
Han's Cafe at Suntec was relatively empty on a Saturday evening. It was easy finding a seat and ordering, a contrast to the other neighbouring restaurants such as Sakae Sushi which was packed.
After ordering, customers are required to collect some of their orders such as drinks, soup, bread and cakes (if they have ordered such items) at the end of the counter. In addition, customers will be required to collect the utensils themselves. The mains which require more time to cook will be served. This has been the concept of Han's Cafe for since a long long time ago.

We ordered the Grill Dory Fish ($9.80) and Chicken Chop with Mushroom Sauce ($11.80) All Day Set Meal which was available from 1130am to 930pm. The Sets was served with Soup of the Day, Main Course, Coffee / Tea / Ice Lemon Tea / Orange Juice and Dessert. 
Soup Of The Day: Cream of Mushroom Soup
The Soup Of The Day was the Cream of Mushroom Soup. Although the thickness of the soup was just right, there was barely an hint of mushroom flavour in it. 
Bread, Dessert and Orange Juice
The bread was the typical Han's Cafe Garlic Bread which has not changed for years as far as I can recall. Unlike other restaurants which uses French Loaf Bread, Han's Cafe uses normal bread with a layer of garlic spread on it. I quite like this soft version although it was cold as it I normally dip them into the soup.

Orange juice was average and seemed to be made from syrup. As for the dessert, despite its appearance, it was the nicest item in this meal! 
Grilled Fish Dory Set $9.80
The wife ordered the Grilled Fish Dory which I felt disappointing. It was lacking in taste. 
Chicken Chop with Mushroom Sauce Set $11.80
The Chicken Chop with Mushroom Sauce was average.  The carrots were blanched and boiled in water. The potato wedges were decent. The chicken chop was well cooked and the mushroom sauce helped enhance the taste of the meat which I suspect did not went through much marination (if any). Although there was nothing much to shout about, there was also nothing to fault.

I wonder if I am the only one.. the standard and quality of food at Han's Cafe seems to be deteriorating. They are better off concentrating on what they are good at, which are the cakes. Branching out to serving western and chinese cuisines and not doing it well may generate more revenue for them, but it will also erode the brand name that they have built up over the years.

Han's Cafe (Suntec City)
3 Temasek Boulevard
#01-187A Suntec City
Tel: 6339 3143
Opening Hours: Daily 7am to 10pm 


  1. I usually order the fish & chips which is not too bad.

    1. hmmm, I have never try their Fish & Chips before. Since, this comes from you, I will give it a try when I next visit Han's Cafe. thanks Shirley!

  2. Its one of my favorite dinning place and i love its Fish & Chip and Salmon Cream Sauce Spaghetti :)

    1. Hi Janice,

      you are the second person recommending Fish & Chips! thanks. I will give it a try when I next patronise the restaurant!

  3. I suppose they wanted to capture the market with offering others on their menu. I quite like the intact way the dory was prepared because if you are not careful, the fish can break up easily while cooking.

    Btw, I am also quite trilled looking at the chicken chop with the mushroom sauce.


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