While we were busy soaking in the Cebuano sun (and wind—it was surprisingly really windy last week), I received an invitation from Steve Kokseng of the famous Harbour City Dimsum Restaurant so we decided to cut our sunbathing short so we could make our way to Ayala Center Cebu ASAP. How could you refuse OLD SCHOOL AUTHENTIC CHINESE DIMSUM?!?!?!?! Who cares if you’re honeymooning in paradise?!?! When it comes to FOOD, you have to drop everything!
I had a true “anak ka ng tatay mo” moment. We were served a host of Chinese food–all of them very tasty and delicious, and I was eating like a mini JJ Laurel! Their menu boasts of mainly dimsum specialities. They have several variants of Siomai, Empress Rolls, Spring Rolls, Crab Pincers, Sweet and Sour Pork, Chic-ken Feet, Garlic Pork Spareribs, Sweet and Sour Chicken and Fish, Stuffed Shrimps, Stuffed Taro, Shrimp Toast, Fried Wanton and Fried Shrimp Balls. BUT BUT BUT if there’s one thing you should order, please make it their BEST SELLER: Steamed Fried Rice!!!! Ito palang busog na ako! “We use steamed rice, then we fry it, add some soy, chicken stock and other ingredients for the sauce, and top it with pork and shrimp, and garnish with green peas—it’s actually a meal in itself,” described Chef Uytengsu in an interview for Manila Times.
Best of all, they use all natural ingredients and steer clear of MSG which most Chinese restos are notoriously famous for! So you feel BUSOG in a happy way—not in a woozy “ten wheeler truck just hit me” kind of way after devouring all the siomais and lumpias! My mouth is watering right now—PAAAAATTTT!!! Bring me back to CEBU!!!!! Huhuhuhuhu!!!!
Thanks so much Steve Kokseng for inviting us to Harbour City!!! I can’t wait to check out your sister company, Dimsum Break in SM North Edsa.They serve all the best selling Harbour City favorites here—so this is actually great news for us Manilenos! It was also nice to meet up with good friend Jackie Tan (of Suelas!) and her brother—amazing how small our world is!:)