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Golden Palace: Packed When Tudo’s Closes

We were on the way to get my foot x-rayed and AdventureMan had promised me lunch at one of my favorite places in Pensacola, Tudo’s. When we arrived, the parking lot was empty – that’s not a good sign. There was a notice on the door that the restaurant was closed for ‘new equipments,’ and would open again soon.

We’ve seen Golden Palace (I love that on their website they have steam wafting up from the Pho), two doors north of Tudo’s several times, but you know, you feel sort of disloyal to your favorite restaurant when you try another of the same genre, but especially if they are so closely located. But now we could give it a try, guilt-free.

The place was packed. There was a line. We chatted with the woman in front of us who said she had also intended to eat at Tudo’s – I am guessing most of the clientele were people who would otherwise be eating at Tudo’s. Lucky day for Gholden Palace 🙂

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We started with soup, and the soup was tasty, rich in flavor, delicious:
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I tried the shrimp with lemongrass, and it was very nice, very generous with the shrimp, I couldn’t eat it all:

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AdventureMan had the salad rolls, full of BBQ pork, also very tasty:

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Golden Palace is worth a visit. Tudo’s really has the Vietnamese-favorite-in-Pensacola medal all sewn up, but Golden Palace has its own merits. I was particularly impressed at the grace and efficiency with which they managed to serve a great many customers and keep them happy.

August 3, 2014 Posted by | Cooking, Customer Service, Eating Out, Food, Living Conditions, Pensacola, Restaurant | 2 Comments