Local Thai and Sushi
Golden Land Superior used to be located on Youree Drive near Sam’s Club in the shopping center with the Dollar Tree. Several months ago it moved to the corner of Jordan Street and Line Avenue. I’ve been hesitant to try it for a few reasons. One, Thai food is not necessarily my favorite food. I prefer unhealthy, good ole fashion cheeseburgers, pizza, and pastas with thick white sauces. The other reason I’ve continued to drive right past Golden Land is because it always looks empty, desolate, and a little dreary.
Finally, after a frustrating Monday at work, coming home to find my gas stove had temporarily lost connection to its heat source, and being childishly hungry—I left my house heading for Monjuni’s. My husband, waiting at home for the gas man to come fix our little issue, irritatingly told me he wanted something he “hadn’t had in a while” and suggested Golden Land Superior. He really liked it when it was on Youree Drive. I said no and took off. I’m not sure how, but I ended up in Golden Land Superior’s parking lot anyway, realizing that I too was in the mood for something I had not tasted in a while and did not feel like driving all around town. Walking into the restaurant, there are two huge posters on the windows that display pictures of the entrees they serve and I must admit it looked good. I was excited to see I could have a hot, deep fried appetizer, but also have sushi, which I love and can easily convince myself it is a healthier choice.
Walking in the two glass doors, I was greeted by a huge rotating door, like from the “olden days” in big buildings. So, walking through another, quite different, set of doors, I had finally made it to a place that would feed me! It was dead. I mean completely dead. Not a soul in sight. The tables were all clear and clean, each with a basic green vase centerpiece. The ambiance was lit up from the natural afternoon light coming in from the big glass windows. It was comfortable, sanitary, and simple. There was a painting to the right when I walked in of two abstract pelicans (or at least that’s what I think they were). I thought the painting appropriate for the setting and later examined it closer during my dinner. I had my laptop with me and thought this was a good spot to get some work done in preparation for a long week, and I immediately noticed a sign behind the counter stating they had WiFi!
The menu includes varying options depending on the mood you’re in. This is something I always appreciate in a restaurant. I love to eat, and sometimes, I eat twice depending on the needs of my taste buds. Tonight, I wanted something fattening—I could feel that craving. But I also wanted to try the sushi. I can always eat sushi. I like simple rolls typically. I love the flavor of fresh raw fish.
I ordered the egg rolls as an appetizer. They were exactly what my grease craving taste buds wanted. I’m quite sure they were deep fried, with chunks of pork, cabbage and veggies. I ate three of the five I was served along with the pairing tangy Asian sauce of which I’m certain I could eat all by itself.
I had a salmon roll. Simple and boring, but it was fresh, which is exactly what I look for in my sushi. I absolutely love raw salmon’s flavor when it is crisp, cold, and right out of the water! My only complaint is the seaweed my salmon was wrapped in tasted a little bitter.
I ordered beef panang curry for my husband to go. It’s basically red curry. He said he really liked it even though it was spicy. Which for all the curry eaters out there, that’s pretty much expected.
At first, I thought it was a little pricey. But looking at my ticket as I left, I realized it was reasonable. The red curry with beef was around $13, my sushi was $9, egg rolls $7. I had a bottle of water. There are no fountain drinks, only canned soda and bottled water, which all costs $1. It was not horribly expensive in the least, considering sushi tends to run a little high compared to burgers and diner food. As I was paying, I considered how I was glad to be spending my money there. I felt that the owners, who were also the cook and my waiter, needed my business and I was glad to support it over a Chili’s or Applebee’s or even a Marilynn’s. Those places seem to be doing just fine when it comes to having a strong, consistent customer base. I’m glad to support a local business, especially when it’s a good one in my neighborhood. I tipped the waiter/owner around $4 bearing in mind you order at the counter. Overall, I enjoyed it enough to write about it considering I didn’t plan on doing a review of the place when I went in.
Go check it out. Golden Land Superior is located at 729 Jordan Street. Park in the lot on Jordan Street. Call it in at 318-216-3902 or 318-286-5316. They are opened Monday through Saturday 11am to 3pm and 5pm to 9pm. They are closed 3pm to 5pm daily and all day Sunday.