My previous trips to China has caused me a permanent ‘irrational cyclical’ craving I cannot explain. More often that the other international cuisine, I experience this unexplainable want for Chinese food every so often. I can almost liken it to my chocolate and cheese cravings which just pop up without warning. This craving even led me to deciding and explore the streets of Binondo in Manila just so I can have my taste buds revisit the flavors that China offered me during those visits. So what’s my quick fix when the craving comes? I thank the heavens for Fortune Hong Kong Seafood Restaurant in Pampanga.
They currently have three (3) restaurants if I’m not mistaken and boy, do they satisfy my cravings. And yes, one other reason for me liking them so much is that they do not unnecessarily kill my budget. I can further qualify that for those who may be apprehensive on this price claim. I happen to almost eat to the place twice or thrice a month so go figure.
I am a fan of their dimsum selections and appetizers. They even made my ultimate favorite ‘MACHANG’ available ehe… although what the streets of Benavidez in Binondo offer are incomparable, I’d say, Fortune’s offering is my first aid remedy.
|Spicy Shrimp Dimsum|
|Kutchay Dumplings ( i think, ehe)|
|I cannot remember -- Dumplings, tehee|
Their Lauriat offerings also are superb. Word of advice, if you guys intend to try the ‘fast food’ version, opt to go fine-dining, Fortune style instead. With just a fraction more of the price, you’ll get better serving portions, better ambience and hey, complimentary teas, and my ultimate fave from this selection are the Sweet and Sour Lauriat and the Asado Lauriat.
Chinese restos have been famed for their delectable rice offerings; so far I’ve tried their Yangchow, Fortune special and the Seafood. ALL of them are a meal in itself.
|Yangchow Fried rice|
Now a separate note will be given on their Fortune Shabu-shabu. Yes, slowly pull down those eyebrows for a minute. Shabu-shabu is a Japanese word (I know my basics opchors, ehe) but Fortune Restaurant serves this as part of their menu and I would have to recommend it with both thumbs up. It’s almost perfect for that rainy season.
I have been known to take friends for a try of this meal and I haven’t have disappointed customers so far. Hey, come to think of it, Fortune should sign me up as an official endorser already for all the direct referrals and press releases, eeheee…