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Golden Phoenix Oklahoma City

kagemusha49 | Aug 16, 201107:19 PM     4

I caught a reference to this in a post here - So my wife and I checked it out for lunch today. All in all a surprisingly good combination of Chinese and Vietnamese dishes in OKC's Chinatown - or what the sign in the street called the "Asian District".

Very nice cold shrimp spring rolls. Never had one with a crunchy ingredient inside the roll before - almost like a wafer or a graham cracker - not exactly sure what it was but it certainly did not detract from the overall experience. Then we had a bowl of hot and sour soup - actually enough to serve 6 people. The people at the adjacent table ordered the duck and it looked incredible. We ordered the same but after a fairly lengthy delaty we were told they were out of duck - and this was just about noon! I guess that's what happens when they source these ingredients with uncertain demand. Instead we got crispy barbecued pork - and it was crispy - chunks of tender pork with the crispy skin attached. Top all this off with some nice special fried rice. A cheap and tasty experience. Would have liked to have tried some of the pho too - but my stomach can only hold so much.

Our server (a guy) seemed confused. Didn't realize he needed a pencil to take an order. Then the delay/screwup on the duck. Also, my wife never got the jackfruit smoothie that she ordered. So, look for a female server if you can get one. Overall great value and an interesting experience that we'd like to repeat.

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