Restaurants & Bars

Golden Deli

eartha | Jul 25, 2008 09:16 PM

Your opinions requested: I went there yesterday and was really disappointed compared to past visits. I ordered enough food so I could bring some home as I usually do, but I sampled each dish hot from the kitchen while there. Not up to expectations. I thought my taste buds were out of whack. Didn't taste any better last night for dinner.

I ordered the Spring Rolls which I've always loved, (comes three large rolls); the Fried Spring Rolls (five large rolls) and the Pho with rare beef (I think # 2 on the menu), all dishes I've had several times before. I don't have the menu to give you the exact order numbers but these are all quite commonly ordered dishes there.

The Spring Rolls were dry and didn't taste fresh. The Pho was mediocre, broth was bland, and the fried spring rolls were VERY greasy and really quite awful. I tossed the fried rice paper covering (large part of these rolls) because it smelled so greasy. I sincerely tell you the best part of this meal were the fresh basil and mint leaves, bean sprouts and jalapeño.

I was there at about 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, July 25. Since I've had all three of these dishes there before and they were so good, was this an anomaly? I don't get around as much as I used to ..... perhaps I've missed the news of their decline (if it is).

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