wong’s golden palace | la mesa


Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 11+ years. She is an avid reader, a lover of puppies, and loves trying new food. Foods she loves: sweets, peanut butter, pasta, Triscuit crackers with cream cheese, and extra nuts on top of her sundaes. Food she dislikes: pickles, really spicy food, runny eggs, olives, and too much arugula.

8 Responses

  1. If you like chicken liver Wong’s has an interesting chicken liver chow mein dish.

  2. Faye says:

    Happy 9th anniversary! I love the get1free coupons. Funny as I was *just* looking at the coupon book for the Shogun deal (which is the cover on your book!). We always admired the pupu platter when I was younger but mostly because of the blue flames. That’s unfortunate the food wasn’t great at Wongs. I love love love that mini maple syrup bottle! Did you say they closed down?

    • Mary says:

      Thank you, Faye πŸ™‚ I think the pupu platter is cool just because you get to set stuff on fire before you eat it. Hah! I re-read what I wrote and I can see how it seems like Bruxie closed so I re-wrote it. This Bruxie location closes during the summer when the college kids are out of school is what I meant to say (and rewrote it to say)! Sorry for the confusion! I love the mini syrup bottle, too. I want to steal a bunch and take them home.

  3. Happy 9th Anniversary to you and Jake!!!!!
    Cute couple!

    I’ve always wondered about this place because of the exterior. Cathy did a post on Wongs and also the bar which piqued my curiosity. It’s basically old school Americanized Chinese food. At least you had way better dessert at Bruxie (getting out of that parking lot sux; I feared getting t-boned, haha).

    • Mary says:

      Thanks, CC πŸ˜€
      We didn’t go into the bar, just walked right on by to get to the food, haha. Yeah, it’s very much Americanized Chinese food with an “American” menu, too. Wish I had taken a photo of the menu, but you can see it on Yelp if you’re super curious and really want a burger from a Chinese restaurant… hah. We look forward to Bruxie opening in Horton Plaza since parking at least will be easier!

  4. Janice D. says:

    Happy 9th anniversary, Mary! We drive by this place every day, as it’s part of our commute from work to home and every time we pass by, my son says, “It’s China!”. Haha, it always makes me laugh. I think I went here once in college and yup, your review is exactly how I remember it, not that good. I am curious now, going to check out their menu on Yelp to see their American food menu.

    I know, the parking lot at Bruxie does suck. I mean, it’s no fun because it costs, but SDSU offers visitor parking in the structures nearby, but like I said, you still have to pay and then walk. I always go to Bangkok Poco, that Thai place, for lunch next door (super cheap lunch specials) and I have only been to Bruxie once, ever! It was delicious, but I think it’s pricey. I may give it another try, at least just for dessert. πŸ™‚ Your waffle looked yummy!

    • Mary says:

      Thank you, Janice! I do love the exterior of this place, it’s so kitschy and cool, but the food is a little too Americanized for my tastes. I’ll have to check out the Thai place sometime, if I can resist the lure of a delicious sandwich from Bruxie. Definitely try something for dessert!

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