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What I Ate: December 24, 2010 (Fortune Chinese Seafood Restaurant)

Posted 30 December, 2010 at 8:06pm by Michael Chu
(Filed under: Food, What I Ate)

Dinner: We had Christmas Eve dinner at Fortune Chinese Seafood Restaurant (10901 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX (512) 490-1426) where we've had dim sum a number of times but never ordered from the dinner menu before. We ordered a few items which turned out to be pretty decent.

We started with the Assorted Seafood Claypot which both Tina and I liked a lot. It had good fish flavor, nice sauce (flavorful but not overly salty), and soft and tasty tofu.
Fortune Seafood Chinese Restaurant - Assorted Seafood Claypot

House Special Fried Rice comes with shrimp and dried scallops. Pretty good, especially for $8.
Fortune Seafood Chinese Restaurant - House Special Fried Rice

Pork Rib with Garlic Sauce wasn't really "sauced" but it was coated in fried garlic. Overall, the flavor was good but unfortunately we could also taste the frying oil (a bit stale - probably due to it being almost 10pm at night and having had everything that day fried in it already). I would suggest avoiding this dish unless eating an early dinner.
Fortune Seafood Chinese Restaurant - Pork Rib with Garlic Sauce

Snow Pea Leaves with Garlic. Fresh leaves and cooked just right.
Fortune Seafood Chinese Restaurant - Snow Pea Leaves with Garlic

Lunch: Leftover pizza from Backspace. It doesn't reheat too pretty (we heated it in a convection toaster oven, but the crust under the toppings still came out soggy and nearly separated from the uncovered crust) but was just as tasty as when fresh.
Leftover Backspace Pizza
Leftover Backspace Pizza

Leftover pork tenderloin from Nordstrom's Cafe Bistro. Also doesn't look pretty but tasted good.
Leftover Nordstrom Cafe Bistro Pork Loin

2 comments to What I Ate: December 24, 2010 (Fortune Chinese Seafood Restaurant)

Optimista, January 2nd, 2011 at 1:52 am:

  • I love the dim sum at Fortune, but the one regular meal I had there was awful. Looks like I should give them another try.

Michael Chu, January 2nd, 2011 at 9:03 pm:

  • The dim sum at Fortune has become increasingly disappointing. The first couple times we went, it was good… but the last two times have been pretty poor.