Well, you're back here, reading mmm-yoso!!!, a food blog. Kirk is on a train, heading away from snow, Ed(from Yuma) is distracted with computer problems so Cathy is writing another post about a favorite place.
Kirk, Ed(from Yuma) and I have written about many meals and food items at Golden City over the years (type 'Golden City' in the search box at the top left corner of this page; you'll get over 950 results). Located pretty centrally (at the South East corner of the 163 at Claremont Mesa Boulevard), it's a convenient meeting spot for friends from North or South County.
The interior was renovated a while ago and everything is about the same, including the menu. There is a lunch and a late evening (after 9 p.m.) special menu. The lunch specials come with a choice of soup: hot sour and egg drop. Both are good. vegetable egg rolls also come with each lunch order. Since we were here on a Friday (when we don't eat meat) (seafood is allowed) I chose the fried beancurd with spicy salt ($8.95). This was wonderfully different. Thick cuts of soft bean curd, fried to the point that a light, delicate crust formed and the tofu inside was soft and creamy topped with a mixture of chilis and garlic. A good choice. The Mister chose the fish filet with lemon grass ($9.95) and this, too was fried with the most delicate crust and the subtle flavors of lemon grass and red and green pepper toppings were just right. All in all, another nice meal.
Earlier in the year, we had a bit of time for a celebratory meal and were back at Golden City. Peking Duck, two ways ($41) was our choice. The first way, had the skin cut off and served with a platter of steamed buns and a sauce filled with finely sliced scallions. Then the duck was taken away to the kitchen to prepare it for it's second servving (and I asked that the carcass be saved for me to take home for yet another meal) The chopped up dark duck meat mixed with water chestnuts, some shrimp chips and a sort of hoisin sauce arrived back at the table in the lettuce cups, a perfect size for holding and enjoying.
Always good here. Underrated. I hope your week is passing quickly!
Golden City Restaurant 5375 Kearney Mesa Road San Diego, 92111 (858)565-6682 website