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Hai Shin Lou – Seafood King arrives at the Marco Polo Plaza Cebu

Hai Shin Lou – Seafood King arrives at the Marco Polo Plaza Cebu Posted on August 15, 2018Leave a comment

Sinjin is a travel and lifestyle blogger. He is currently the president of Cebu's premier blogging organization, the Cebu Bloggers Society.

Since it first opened in Makati on December 2003, Hai Shin Lou has only been meticulously serving tasty and innovative dishes, which made them a top Chinese restaurant serving the “Best Cantonese Cuisine” in town. It has positioned itself as the most sought after Chinese restaurant with high quality service and delicious, healthy dishes.

Hai Shin Lou Marco Polo Plaza Cebu
Steamed Shrimp Dumpling

Hai Shin Lou Marco Polo Plaza Cebu
Pork Siomai

Hai Shin Lou Marco Polo Plaza Cebu
Taro Puff

Hai Shin Lou Marco Polo Plaza Cebu
Barbeque Pork – this one reminds me of my Singapore hawker favorite, roast pork with char siu, but of course, this one is of much higher quality

Hai Shin Lou means “Seafood King”, and after 15 years, it is finally docking in Cebu. Located at the ground level of the Marco Polo Plaza Cebu, Hai Shin Lou specializes in authentic Cantonese Cuisine that uses only the freshest and the best imported and local ingredients.

Hai Shin Lou Marco Polo Plaza Cebu
Soyed Chicken – this one’s soooo good!

Hai Shin Lou Marco Polo Plaza Cebu
Steamed Live Shrimps

Hai Shin Lou Marco Polo Plaza Cebu
Fish Fillet with Home Made Bean Curd in Hot Pot

Hai Shin Lou Marco Polo Plaza Cebu
Fresh Crab Meat with Seasonal Vegetables

Hai Shin Lou Cebu will be headed by Executive Chef King Kwong Chan, one of the best roasting chefs from Hong Kong. Two other chefs from Hong Kong will be working with him: Chef Moon Chau Lo for Chinese Dimsum, and Chef Raymond Hui for Chinese Wok.

Hai Shin Lou Marco Polo Plaza Cebu
Yang Chow Fried Rice – who says no one takes photos of rice? Haha

Hai Shin Lou Marco Polo Plaza Cebu
Almond Jelly with Fruit Cocktail

Hai Shin Lou Marco Polo Plaza Cebu
Snow Ball

Years in the Making

Hai Shin Lou Marco Polo Plaza Cebu
Alejandro Tengco, co-owner, Hai Shin Lou Cebu

During the media preview held recently, co-owner Alejandro Tengco explained why it took them so long to open up a second branch. According to him, their group did not want to compromise the quality of the food and service at the restaurant, something they are very particular with.

Tengco further shared that one of the most loyal guests of Hai Shin Lou were the Ty family (The Ty family owns Marco Polo Plaza Cebu). The Tys told them they wanted to work with them to open a Chinese restaurant. This would come to fruition several years later, when the right opportunity came, and Hai Shin Lou Cebu is finally open!

The Seafood King in Cebu

One of the highlights being offered at Hai Shin Lou Cebu is that they cook fresh seafood picked right off their aquarium tank. You can simply choose the fish or sea food that you want, to be cooked according to your preference.

Here’s also something you might want to know, Hai Shin Lou Cebu does NOT use any MSG (monosodium glutamate) on their food. Tengco said that they are currently exploring options on local ingredients.

New Venue for Celebrations

Hai Shin Lou Marco Polo Plaza Cebu

Hai Shin Lou Marco Polo Plaza Cebu
Hai Shin Lou Cebu has 9 private rooms

With a capacity of 200 persons with 9 private rooms, Cebu has found a new chic celebration venue for celebrating milestones.

Hai Shin Lou Marco Polo Plaza Cebu

Hai Shin Lou Marco Polo Plaza Cebu

Co-owner Alejandro Tengco said that their pricing will be competitive, and since they are a fine dining restaurant in a hotel location, their menu prices will be about 10-20% higher than other Chinese restaurants in Cebu City. They will soon be offering set menu packages starting at P7,888 for a 10-12 persons.

Hai Shin Lou Marco Polo Plaza Cebu

Hai Shin Lou Marco Polo Plaza Cebu

Hai Shin Lou Cebu is open daily from 11:30AM to 2:30PM for lunch and 6:00PM to 10:30PM for dinner.

Hai Shin Lou Marco Polo Plaza Cebu
It’s a feast!

Since they are still on soft opening, they will only be accommodating 50 diners at a time on advanced reservation basis. The Grand Opening is scheduled on October 10.

Call +63 32 234 8155/8188 or e-mail reservations@hslcebu.com for bookings and inquiries.

Sinjin is a travel and lifestyle blogger. He is currently the president of Cebu's premier blogging organization, the Cebu Bloggers Society.

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