Fortune Seafood – Food Adventure at Lights Out (2nd Installment)
Now for the lunch installment of our food adventure at lights out. (“,)
(Click here for the breakfast installment.)
After a short (and brisk) walk on our errand route, we were ready to have lunch. Not that ready really (my carb on carb breakfast was still sitting heavy in my tummy) but we already found ourselves at Otek Street, standing in front of Fortune Seafood Restaurant. (I was still in a seafood mood from being seduced by Chef K in the seduction episode of The Taste. *hihi) (SPOILER ALERT!!! Congratulations for winning the competition, Chef! \m/) My brother and I debated if we were going to push through with lunch here. Argument one, it looked pretty expensive, and I definitely didn’t want a repeat of the Goldilocks brazo de mercedes incident …although I was pretty sure they accepted cards here =D. Argument two, it might be more fun if the whole family or just a bigger group of our foodie loved ones came to dine with us. The debate didn’t take long with my desire to check a new place off the list winning over the two arguments. Through the restaurant doors we went to see what F/fortune held for us.
We were made to sit at the table by the window. That would normally be my first choice but then, there isn’t much of a view at the window side of Fortune Restaurant. They might have done a little better putting some flower plots and/or a nice sitting area at the facade of the restaurant. It’s an extension of the parking lot, you see, when there’s a wide enough space for parking in the basement.
The menu at Fortune was something to contend with, too. Apart from having lots of pages, there were two menus which our first attendant (who might have been the owner. I kept wondering why a guy in plain clothes was standing at the end of our table. Then he asked if we were ready to order. ^^,) explained was the same, just that one had more photos and one was more detailed. We had a fine time browsing the pages and the photos. I breathed a sigh of relief when I saw that everything that Fortune had to offer came in three different sizes – small, medium and large.
After a few minutes (5-10 minutes probably), we made up our minds to get dried scallop with asparagus soup, shrimp egg foo yong, and broccoli flower with golden mushroom with more dried scallop (the replacement to our crab order since the crabs were still on their way up to Baguio, our attendant said. This raised images in my mind of crabs moseying in their sideways style up Marcos Highway. My brother then said, they must be taking so long to get here because they’re pulling each other down – crab mentality. *snickers). For drinks, tsing tao beer (for my brother) sounded intriguing. Too bad, they didn’t have it in stock yet. Next time. =)
The soup, of course, was the first dish to be delivered to our table. It was then that I realized what our attendant was saying. Taking our orders, he asked us if we’d rather cups of soup instead. I didn’t understand and insisted on the small sized order. We were in for it now with this small sized but huge helping of soup. *shyeew
Next, our broccoli order was brought to the table. This one, we liked very much. Savory with an interesting mix of textures. I didn’t really taste the dried scallop here but it didn’t matter. The broccoli flowers were cooked to perfection. One spoonful had the crunch of the broccoli and the chewy consistency that was mushroom. I liked the look of the golden mushrooms. They were stringy like mongo spouts. (Funny Google. *harhar Do a search for golden mushroom and check out what comes out in images.)
Our other viand, shrimp egg foo yong was a common seafood dish, not like the exotic one I was looking forward to (Uni, king crab, egg 63 with chive, and coconut bisque by Chef K) but this meal held its own. It was delectable with its succulent shrimps that sort of popped in my mouth like grapes or berries. Mmm, juicy goodness. =D
We didn’t finish everything we ordered but that’s all right. That’s the beauty of getting leftovers packed, another meal of these good choices, weee! That’s apart from another visit we’re going to make to this restaurant on another day with our other foodie loved ones … so we could get a table in the middle of the Fortune dining hall right under the row of chandeliers. (Eeek, I can see the photos now. =b)
X marks Fortune (Hong Kong) Seafood Restaurant for good food in Baguio. They offer a fortune all right.
Food: UPDATE 10/07/2019: Whoa, the shrimp egg foo yong (among the many other dishes we had with Team Ozark) was still the same high quality delish plate. Kudos!
Service: for our first attendant/plainclothes man/might be the owner. Thank you for answering all my questions and for suggesting good food to us. (“,) Next time, I’ll know to get a cup of soup or if I really want the small size bowl of soup. *hee. for our second attendant. Thank you for getting a good photo of us with a nice view of the dining area! (“,) for everyone else who attended to us that day (sort of new and clueless about what waiting is all about *hee).
Ambiance: This could even be higher when the paint smell dissipates. I got a little lightheaded from the fuuuuumes. *stars going around my head. Psychedelic, man! =)) UPDATE 10/07/2019: So we’ve returned to Fortune after six years. Such a classy resto really …
WHERE TO EAT IN BAGUIO CITY
Fortune Seafood (Hong Kong) Seafood Restaurant
16 Otek Street
Baguio City, Philippines
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