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Golden Fortune in Victory Mall, Caloocan (Monumento)

Ever since my mother saw the fruits of my labor from blogging and became supportive (read: active), most especially here on Certified Foodies, whenever we go out, she NEVER wanted to eat anywhere we’ve already dined in before. So, when we went grocery-shopping a few weeks ago at Victory Mall, she convinced me to eat at Golden Fortune Restaurant.

I’ve been seeing this Chinese restaurant for like a hundred times over because I usually frequent Victory Mall when I buy inks for my printers. So, I was looking forward to trying their food, especially because I wanted to know how they compare to Wai Ying Fast Food Restaurant in Binondo.

Golden Fortune in Victory Mall, Caloocan City -

The ambiance inside Golden Fortune’s branch in Victory Mall is surprisingly warm considering they’re at a VERY crowded mini-mall at the heart of Monumento, one of the busiest places in the Metro. I guess it’s mainly because of the lighting. But, the waiting staff were also very accommodating. We didn’t have to wait long for our orders and the woman waiting on us seemed okay with our questions. She was all-smiles and was even checking if we needed anything. That’s awesome customer service, if you ask me. I forgot to get her name though. 🙁

Anyway, as soon as I saw the menu of Golden Fortune, I heard my tummy grumble. Aside from the dumplings and rolls one can order, their rice meals (Che Chai Rice) were also very tempting. There are a lot of food choices on their menu! And my first impression was they were all reasonably priced.

I wanted to try Golden Fortune’s Hongkong Lechon that they’ve been advertising on their walls. So, that’s what I ordered. I ordered the Hongkong Lechon Che Chai Rice for Php 88.00. You can order this with unlimited rice by just adding Php 8.00. But, since my mom was not ordering their rice meals and I’m trying to lessen my carbs intake, I didn’t avail of their unlimited rice promo. 😀

Golden Fortune Hongkong Lechon Che Chai Rice -

As you can see, for Php 88, the serving is big enough for someone with my appetite (I shared, promise!). 😀 I love the crispiness of the pork skin and the flavor of their lechon. I also liked that there wasn’t much fat on the lechon slices I got.

Golden Fortune Fried Rice, Php 198 -

We ordered Golden Fortune Fried Rice, Php 198.00. Honestly, it was a bit expensive for me since the serving wasn’t that much. Good thing it was good, with all the carrots, shrimps, green pepper, and cabbage adding more flavor to it. I expected it to be a little oily, but it wasn’t. So, I was still very satisfied with this order.


My mom and I had our own choices of dumplings so we just ordered away. I, of course, had to try their Shrimp Hakaw, priced at Php 80 for 4 pieces.

Golden Fortun's Shrimp Hakaw, Php 80 for 4 pieces -

It was okay, the shrimp had that bit of crunch to it. But, the wrapper was a li’l too thick for me. I want it softer that it’ll feel like it’s melting in my mouth.

We also ordered their Sharskfin Dumpling, Php 65 for 4 pieces. Again, the wrapper was thick for me. But, it was still good.

Golden Fortune Sharskfin Dumpling, Php 65 for 4 pieces -

Of course, we ordered their Pork Siomai. I forgot to take note of the price, but I believe it’s at Php 65 for these 4 pieces. Nothing too special, but still meaty and flavorful. 🙂

Golden Fortune's Pork Siomai -

Lastly, we tried their Corn Siomai, Php 70 for 3 pieces. I didn’t like the presentation, but I loved the sweetness of the corn blending in with the saltiness of their siomai. My mom enjoyed this.

Golden Fortune's Corn Siomai, Php 70 for 3 pieces -

Though I might be sounding like I was disappointed with what we had for lunch at Golden Fortune in Victory Mall, Monumento, I actually did enjoy the food. Though I still prefer Wai Ying’s dumplings over theirs, I will still give Golden Fortune 4 stars for the accommodating staff, flavorful food (the fried rice, Hongkong Lechon and Siomai especially) and affordable prices.



I’m looking forward to trying other items on their menu next time we drop by Victory Mall. I’d probably try their Hainan Chicken, Peking Roast Duck and their Shabu-Shabu All You Can next time. We might be at Victory Mall again next week to shop for things for our home’s renovation, including bathroom faucets and a new sink.

Golden Fortune Shabu Shabu All You Can -


Golden Fortune The Hongkong Cuisine

Store Hours: 10:00am – 8:30pm
G/F Victory Mall #717 Old Victory Compound Rizal Ave.
Monumento, Caloocan City
Contact #: 332-3333/332-5555
Fax #: 332-6182
Golden Fortune on Facebook

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Michelle (aka Mhel / blankPixels) is a social media nerd and works as a Digital Marketing Lead for one of the top online companies in the Philippines. On her free time, she travels, goes on food trip and loves to take photos. She's the main editor of this food blog.



  • manuelpaulogranadozin

    is there hakao in their shabu-shabu and dimsum eat all u can?


    crew at golden fortune victory liner are very MASUNGIT!!!!!!!!! And I would like to mention DAISY AND LITA for not being accommodating at all at customer’s phone inquiries!!!Pls remind your crews that your customers are the lifeblood of your company so better treat us right, personally or at the phone. BE FREINDLY AND BE ACCOMMODATING!!!! LITA AND DAISY ONE MORE MISTAKE ON ME!!!!!!!!BE CAREFUL!!!!

  • Brownpinay

    Visiting here from FTF #36

    Hi , we are living within the area (near MCU sa Morning Breeze)…we always pass by this resto and having reading your post…we will surely try it with my family….

    I suppose taga Camanava ka din like me sis…
    Brown Pinay
    My Point of View

  • u8mypinkcookies

    the dimsum looks yummy 😀

  • darly

    my heart skipped a beat, im such a sucker when it comes to dimsum…. ayluvhet!

    Happy foodtripping, hope you check out my entry too
    Food and Passion
    I Love Darly!

  • the healthy zone
  • gengen
  • So drooling here, wahhh I have to take my lunch now LOL

    Mine is here thanks

    Little World of Fun

  • Looks like a perfect place to dine with the family…sumptuous photos!

  • everything looks great and those dimsum….craving for one now, siomai is really my fave! 🙂 happy friday!:)

  • FoodTripFriday

    Uy lapit lang nito sa amin. Sayang,wala pa ang resto na ito nuong anjna kami.

  • Cecile

    these foods are making me hungry though I just ate my dinner, wahhh!

  • wow, malapit lang sa amin, ma-try nga yan, thanks for sharing 🙂

  • yum! the corn siomai looks interesting

  • chubskulit

    Looks so good!

    Spice Up Your Life, have a nice weekend!

  • everything looks good!
    shabu-shabu all you can? would love to try that! 🙂

  • Kero

    *drool* dim sum deliciousness!! =)Happy FTF! my entry is here

  • they all look so yummy, i love Chinese foods esp dumplings and siomai.