I dined at the Golden Bull (for the first time) on Friday evening. It is a relatively small restaurant, with about 8 or 9 tables (mostly large round ones with lazy susans). There were 10 in our party, so we got to try a relatively large number of dishes. I drank a good deal of wine and I don't remeber everything we had, but here goes
Potstickers (quite tasty), Peapod leaves (excellent flavor, not at all greasy, Salt and pepper shrimp (squirting fresh like LTH but fewer seasonings), dried scallop soup (shark fin like consisteny, needeed vinegar from the potstickers to bring out the flavor), Crispy cantonese style chow mein with pike (excellent), chicken and black mushroom casserole best of the night IMO), walnut shrtimp (too sweet and mayonnaisey (if that is a word), seafood stuffed tofu (plain flavors, extremely silky tofu), fried squab (very good), Cantonese style fried chicken (really crispy skinned chicken anyplace else - skin not quite crisp enough but the best styrofoam packing material chips ever), beef with bitter melon (a so so version as the melon wasn't quite fresh enough), steak kow (would not order again) and peapod leaves with dried scallop (a really good dish). The names of the dishes pretty much explain it all. Straightforward down home cooking.
We were there from 7:30 until 10:15, and buiness was quite good. For what it's worth, we were one of only two groups of caucasian cusomers. I'll be back soon.
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