Thursday, October 18, 2007

Lunch at Golden Chopsticks

Golden Chopsticks
1430 E. Plaza Blvd.
National City, CA 91950

I haven't had the opportunity to dine out much since relocating to San Diego. Today, I had some free time and went on a lunch date at Golden Chopsticks in National City. I remember reading about their salted pepper chicken wings here and always wanted to try them. The restaurant was sort of easy to find. It's tucked away in a strip mall with numberous other interesting looking restaurants. The parking lot situation was not as bad as I had expected. I drive a big truck and California parking has been a nightmare so far, but I'm always up for the challenge.

Let's get to the food. I wanted to try the chicken wings, beef chow fun, and the shrimp fried rice. I enjoyed everything. It was all delicious. The chicken wings were not greasy. They were crisp outside and moist inside with a nice flavor. I liked the flavors of the beef chow fun but they cut their noodles too thin (I like them to be wide/fat looking). I prefer to have beef chow fun 'dry' rather than with a sauce. The shrimp fried rice is by far the best (flavor wise) I've had in California (so far). It was a very good lunch. Our food with drinks came to about $23 and we had tons of leftovers.