We had a birthday dinner at Golden Fortune Seafood Restaurant. This restaurant is one of many Chinese restaurants in Bacolod. Golden Fortune is popular for its big banquet halls and function rooms.
The inside is decorated with Red tablecloths. The tables are circular with a Lazy Susan featuring prominently in the middle of the table. There’s all sorts of things to order including Chinese cold cuts and Peking duck – all prominently displayed.
The right side of the entrance has numerous tanks containing live crabs, fish and even turtles! For those interested it’s 800 php per kilo of turtle.
Hot and Sour soup is one of our favourite starters whenever we are in a Chinese restaurant. This Hot and Sour is one of the better ones we’ve had in Bacolod. Plenty of veggies and tofu. It’s a little bit spicy but it’s mostly sourish. People who love sinigang will feel comfortable trying this soup.
I may have discovered a new favorite place for spicy squid! Golden Fortune serves a quite tasty Spicy squid dish! Thin strips of squid are coated in a light spiced batter and deep fried. Served with red and green bird’s eye chili – this dish is quite addictive.
Salt and Pepper Spareribs are spareribs cooked the exact same way as the salt and pepper squid.
The seafood fried rice was ok. Typical fried rice tossed up with eggs and assorted seafood.
Beef with Broccoli is another common dish that most Filipinos are familiar with. We loved the thin strips of beef with the rich brown sauce and the crunchy broccoli. Plus points to the chef for including a carrot cut in the shape of a swan.
If you like prawns and salad, try the Hot prawn Salad, it’s a combination of Creamy fruit Salad and shrimp. It’s one of the combinations that you think won’t work but it does!
Lemon chicken is one of the dishes that I think could be a hit or miss depending on the tastes of your group. The lemon sauce makes the dish a bit too candy-like for me but the rest of the group seemed to like it. A very interesting dish worth trying at least once.
We love mushrooms so we got the dish “Three kinds of mushrooms with broccoli.” The mushrooms consisted of straw mushrooms, enoki mushrooms and button mushrooms. This is a nice vegetarian dish.
A popular dish at Golden Fortune is the roasting combination. It’s a showcase of an assorted barbecued meats. There’s sea urchin, Tofu, Char siu, chicken, pork and century egg!
Birthday misua – noodles are supposed to symbolize a long life. And this delicious meal is practically a must order for birthday celebrants!
Buttered chicken! – Crispy and tasty!
Overall we enjoyed our visit to Golden Fortune Seafood restaurant. There are some really nice dishes that they do better than other restaurants however some of their dishes are really hit and miss when it comes to quality and taste. It all depends on your tastebuds!