I've heard a lot about Hai Chix & Steaks and it has been highly recommended by friends. I know that my carnivore husband would want to visit but Green Hills can be a tough destination for South people. The news of a Makati branch was music to our ears but I've heard that the quality is not the same. So I decided to let Hai Chix & Steaks go, leaving our chance of visiting to destiny LOL
|Feast at Hai Chix & Steaks!|
Then I got an invite for a weekday dinner and of course, I didn't resist! Hai Chix & Steaks x Zomato x foodfanaticph = STEAK FEAST!!!
|Hai Chix and Steaks, Green Hills|
|Some details of the restaurant plus their open kitchen|
|Simple decorations plus those lights that make the place festive!|
|My favorite table is the one in front of the mirror! That elevated space used to be the stairs that will lead to Wine Depot!|
|Tables put side by side for big groups!|
|Promo for 2017 graduates!|
Appetizer: Butter Garlic Shrimps & Steak Bites
One delicious appetizer! Served with bread slices, the shrimps were cooked just right, swimming in delicious butter & garlic! Great start for a great meal ahead!
Crostini slices topped with small slices of steak, toasted steak fat, mayo based dressing and finished off with cheese, perfect small bites before indulging yourself with the real deal steak!
Soup: Curry Laksa
|Curry Laksa for 220Php|
This one fell short of expectations. I love Laksa since it has coconut milk. The mix of gata and ginger appeals so much to me. This Laksa needed a stronger flavor and more heat. More ginger and coconut milk perhaps? Or just more of the Laksa Paste, maybe.
Pasta: Manila Clams
|Manila Clams Pasta for 270Php|
This one was simple but I liked it! The seafood flavor went well with garlic. The flavors were light on the palate.
Fish: Fish & Chips
|Fish & Chips for 295Php|
A tower of fried fish "fingers", the batter was light and crunchy. The fish fillet inside was juicy and tasty! I loved each bite. Perfect match for beer or maybe can be a good starter too.
Chicken: Buffalo Wings, Chicken Sandwich, Hai Chix Adobo and Hainanese Chicken Rice
Not your usual wings with the distinct sour and spicy Buffalo Sauce but these were equally good! Loved the crisp skin with a peppery kick and the slight sweetness. No need for the dipping sauce honestly.
New in their menu, this was served with fries. Looked good but was not able to try this.
A bed of Hainanese rice with lots of garlic, topped with hard boiled egg slices and a good portion of tender chicken.
|A closer look at this dish|
I'd say that this one was a little bland for me since I was expecting a stronger Adobo flavor.
A house specialty, I must say that this was good! Loved that the chicken portion was so tender, tasty and with just the right hint of ginger. The dipping sauces made each spoonful the best! Ginger - chili - sweet thick soy sauce, these complimented each other well.
Beef: Steak Paella, Ribeye and Porterhouse Steak
|Ribeye Steak Paella for 550Php|
Paella topped with tender and juicy steak slices? Count me in! The rice was tasty and wet and the steak slices were heavenly! Juicy and tender, they went well with the rice!
Any meat lover will fall in love with Hai Chix! Their Ribeye was so tender and juicy. Good form, great sear and well seasoned, the flavor of the beef was the highlight. I also liked how they serve their steak. They take out some of the fat and chop them up into smaller pieces, toast them until crispy and put them on top of the steak! The crunchy contrast to the soft meat was a welcome surprise! Definitely added a delicious charm to the steak!
|US Angus Porter House for 3250Php|
Huge serving of Porterhouse, I loved this more than the Ribeye because for me, it was
tastier. The meat was as tender and juicy, same great form and sear, well seasoned.
|A closer look at this glorious meat with all the juices!|
It was topped with crunchy bits of toasted fat as well. Eat this with rice or with the sides, even on it's own - it's delicious!
Then there was dessert. Chocolate Lava Cake, Sansrival, Apple Pie, Apple Pie with Ice Cream
Served warm in a ramekin, eat this right away to get that chocolate gooey explosion from the middle! Rich in chocolate but not too sweet, I would like a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream here for the perfect hot and cold decadence.
|Cashew Sansrival for 150php|
This was honestly good! Generous serving of cashew, light and crunchy meringue, sweet cream - I loved this! A good take on Sansrival.
|Apple Pie for 150Php|
I was surprised that a steak house serves good dessert and this Apple Pie is highly recommended! Loved the sweet streusel covering layers of thinly sliced apples. It was moist with just the right amount of cinnamon. I loved every bit of this!
The same Apple Pie as above but was plated differently. Served in a shallow bowl, the same sweet streusel served as the bed of thinly sliced apples topped with a hefty scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream. Oh heaven! Worth every calorie!
Definitely enjoyed our dinner here. Such a delight to see the owner, Sonny, so hands on with his business. Can't wait to go back with my family!
4.5 out of 5 Stars for Hai Chix and Steaks!
--- Hai Chix and Steaks: Second Floor, 6 Missouri Street, Greenhills, San Juan City
***you can also find them here:
--- Ground Floor, Techno Point Building, Julia Vargas Avenue, Ugong, Pasig City
--- Ground Floor, Signa Designer Residences, Valero Corner Rufino Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City