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Restaurant Review: Golden Star Chinese Restaurant

Golden Star Chinese is a prime example of fast, tasty and affordable Chinese food. Perhaps the best Chinese food in Largo.

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After a long, hard day at work, when the energy’s drained and cooking up dinner is just a laughable prospect, there’s few things better than a heavy cellophane bag with a hulking meal of classic Chinese takeout resting inside.

Call up any strip-mall residing Chinese joint in town and a Far East feast is ready for pickup in light speed.  It’s almost suspect how fast many of these places can cook up a meal and have it ready to go to fast, but with food on point, those become minor, forgotten details as you stuff yourself with an array of grease-ified Asian chow.

 is a prime example of this and, I think it’s safe to say, the best Chinese food I’ve tried in Largo thus far. This is can be attributed to a number a things.

First and foremost, the price-to-portion ratio; it’s no question that if you’re ravenous, most menu items at a typical Chinese restaurant will fill you right up, often with room for leftovers.  At Golden Star, they take it a step further.

Now, this might just be an individual case, maybe a fluke even, but I was definitely treated well when it came to the amount of food I ordered at Golden Star.  An order for one egg roll ($1.00) yielded two hufter a long, hard day at work, when the energy’s drained and cooking up dinner is just a laughable prospect, there’s few things better than a heavy cellophane bag with a hulking meal of classic Chinese takeout resting inside.

Call up any strip-mall residing Chinese joint in town and a Far East feast is ready for pickup in light speed.  It’s almost suspect how fast many of these places can cook up a meal and have it ready to go to fast, but with food on point, those become minor, forgotten details as you stuff yourself with an array of grease-ified Asian chow.

 is a prime example of this and, I think it’s safe to say, the best Chinese food I’ve tried in Largo thus far. This is can be attributed to a number a things.

First and foremost, the price-to-portion ratio; it’s no question that if you’re ravenous, most menu items at a typical Chinese restaurant will fill you right up, often with room for leftovers.  At Golden Star, they take it a step further.

Now, this might just be an individual case, maybe a fluke even, but I was definitely treated well when it came to the amount of food I ordered at Golden Star.  An order for one egg roll ($1.00) yielded two hulking rolls; a pint of combination wonton/egg drop soup ($1.85) was packed with not one, but three beef wontons, and a small, a small order of chicken lo mein ($4.25) was packed to the brim, and easily able to feed two.

The quality held up as well. Wontons were silky smooth and the beef inside was quite divine. It was seasoned and marinating in salty egg drop broth for who knows how long. Each bite was a burst of tenderness and with a flavor hard to forget. With three of them in a small portion, it’s a task holding back so you don’t stuff yourself before the real meal.

The egg rolls were, well, egg rolls.  Nothing bad, but nothing great; dipped in sweet duck sauce, they work well as contrast between slurps of soup.

Chicken lo mein was an aromatic, grease-fied delight packed with salty strips of grilled chicken, noodles, scallions and more. Forkfuls upon forkfuls in, I realized I’d hardly made a dent in this thing and saved it for leftovers.

General Tso chicken fared well.  Packed with fried chunks of chicken, actual chicken as opposed to big balls of breading, and drenched in Tso sauce, the combo with fried rice ($7.20) is more than an ample entrée.  Dried chilis threw some heat into the mix and the extra sauce worked well mixed with the leftover fried rice.

All in all, Golden Star was a pleasurable, gut-busting experience.  

Ringing in at under $15, this monstrous feast was quite the bargain with flavor and quality to match.  For no-frills, Far East comfort food served crazy fast, it’s really hard to ask for more than that.lking rolls; a pint of combination wonton/egg drop soup ($1.85) was packed with not one, but three beef wontons, and a small, a small order of chicken lo mein ($4.25) was packed to the brim, and easily able to feed two.

The quality held up as well. Wontons were silky smooth and the beef inside was quite divine. It was seasoned and marinating in salty egg drop broth for who knows how long. Each bite was a burst of tenderness and with a flavor hard to forget. With three of them in a small portion, it’s a task holding back so you don’t stuff yourself before the real meal.

The egg rolls were, well, egg rolls.  Nothing bad, but nothing great; dipped in sweet duck sauce, they work well as contrast between slurps of soup.

Chicken lo mein was an aromatic, grease-fied delight packed with salty strips of grilled chicken, noodles, scallions and more. Forkfuls upon forkfuls in, I realized I’d hardly made a dent in this thing and saved it for leftovers.

General Tso chicken fared well.  Packed with fried chunks of chicken, actual chicken as opposed to big balls of breading, and drenched in Tso sauce, the combo with fried rice ($7.20) is more than an ample entrée.  Dried chilis threw some heat into the mix and the extra sauce worked well mixed with the leftover fried rice.

All in all, Golden Star was a pleasurable, gut-busting experience.  

Ringing in at under $15, this monstrous feast was quite the bargain with flavor and quality to match.  For no-frills, Far East comfort food served crazy fast, it’s really hard to ask for more than that.

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