Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Golden Palace egg rolls score big at Scotiabank Place | CTV Ottawa News

Growing up, this was THE place to go for a "snack". In the day, one could purchase egg rolls for fifteen cents a piece.  As teenagers, the drill was to pool our pennies and purchase a dozen egg rolls. Out to the parking lot, sit on the bumper of the car and ooh and aah. Lots has changed since those days. The price has risen, pennies are gone, no more sitting on bumpers, but happily, the egg rolls remain the same. OOOOH AAAAH.

Golden Palace egg rolls score big at Scotiabank Place | CTV Ottawa News

This news clip is really neat. In all the years we have been enjoying the "GP", I have never seen the kitchen functioning. We are among those who never miss arriving at the back door before opening and spirit dozens of egg rolls back to "The Big Smoke".....They freeze well.



6 comments:

  1. OMG can you imagine a menu with poutine AND egg rolls!! :) A fellow devotee!

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  2. Ma soeur,

    I am writing from Markham which is far too distant from the Golden Palace. My mouth is watering for some of those famous Golden Palace egg rolls as we ate up our freezer supply over the holidays. Thank goodness the Nepean Reunion is coming up so that we will get to Ottawa then if not before. My husband grew up adjacent to the Golden Palace so was an early patron. He feels as if the GP was always there. I started enjoying their egg rolls during high school. At the last Nepean Reunion we attended, a generous Ottawa lawyer and friend of the Morans treated many of us to a most delicious meal at the good old GP. The Golden Palace conjures up the best of memories. A trip to the nation's capital is never complete without a trip there for a meal or an order of COLD egg rolls TO GO! They are not cheap, but well worth the price!!!

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  3. PS

    I should have mentioned that for many years a group of my friends from Nepean High School met at the GP in the summer when our friend from London England arrived in Ottawa to visit her elderly mother. She would simply state the date and time and we would know to arrive at the GP for good food and our annual reunion. There was never a suggestion of meeting anywhere else. Lots of egg rolls were enjoyed those evenings.

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  4. Yes folks, in the day, the egg rolls were .15 each! They are now $1.70 each but still a great deal at any price. The bumpers we sat on were the boys who had cars in those days, ie. Charles Beach and The Professor. Go figure! It was rare that we "ate out" in the 50's. The Golden Palace was reserved for special events and still is!

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