As I thought about November 26 being the National Cake Day, I remember someone who used to tell me that for some reason, she never had a cake with candles to blow for her birthday growing up. So when she graduated and found herself a good job with good pay, she would make sure that when her family has a birthday to celebrate, she would volunteer and sponsor the birthday cake. She chooses Goldilocks always because for one they know how to do nicely the lettering for the personal message on top of the cake compared to another bakeshop. Aside from way back then, the Goldilocks cakes are known to have delicious cakes for any celebrated special family occasion. Baptismal cakes and cakes for Christmas and New Year family celebrations were almost always from Goldilocks! I could somehow relate to her story as we usually have Goldilocks cakes too for special family occasions for more than a decade already. Also, I do remember I often buy their brownies way back then. One of my fave cakes at Goldilocks then was their chocolate mousse cake.
This year, Goldilocks National Cake Day: A Celebration in Every Slice for a sweeter world!
Harbour City Dimsum House captures the palates of the people of Davao especially those dimsum lovers with the dishes they have. There you can experience classic dimsum and tea house dining experience similar to those found in the Hong Kong landmark destination, Harbour City, which actually serves as an inspiration for the resto’s name and concept.
Tracing its roots from Ding How and Ding Qua Qua restaurants which started dimsum cuisine in Cebu and the concept of all day dimsum dining offering recipes that have made these brand names part of the popular Cebuano cuisine.
They continue to make their way of bringing the unique dimsum dining experience to other cities in the Philippines and make people experience – Everyday Hong Kong.
Harbour City experience highlight is this iconic dimsum trolley or cart wheeled over to customers and diners table for fast and easy selection, just as they would do in dimsum houses in Harbour City in Hong Kong.
Once the carts are beside the table, diners are treated to a sumptuous array of dimsum dishes in bamboo baskets. The original steamed fried rice is their signature dish. They also have a spicy version for those who prefer such.
Best sellers from the wide selection include shaomi, empress rolls, chicken feet, spring rolls, sweet & sour and stuffed pao. Watch the video below we put together what dishes we’ve had during a lunch there with Davao Digital Influencers (DDI) and our media friends.
Harbour City Dimsum House in Davao opened at the ground floor of SM Lanang Premier last July 29, 2017. From Cebu City to Davao City, the Cebu franchise is owned by the Koksengs. The family also owns Dimsum Break which has also branched out in Davao from Cebu at Gaisano Mall of Davao.
They have branches nationwide with four (4) branches in Metro Cebu in Ayala Center, SM City Cebu, SM Seaside City and Marina Mall in Mactan. They also have branches in Cagayan de Oro in Centrio Mall and SM City CDO; as well as in SM City Iloilo and in Dumaguete City.
My boys and I have dined there last August, a month or so since they opened. My fave since has been their vegetable spring rolls. I have a thing for fried spring rolls. They usually served it cut into three parts perhaps to make it more easy to eat and indulge in.
Another personal fave is their garlic pork spare ribs.
Among their desserts, I love their leche flan most.
I have yet to try their coconut creme dessert which is somehow evasive as it often runs out of stock when we are there. Chef Gene likes to order that dessert they said.
The Xie Ping or the Chinese verion of our halo halo using ube or purple colored shaved ice is another popular dessert at Harbour City Dimsum House.
Visit Harbour City Dimsum House in SM Lanang Premier at the ground floor near Happy Lemon, between Serenitea and Sports Central.
Enjoy Everyday Hong Kong in Davao at Harbour City!