The Great Wall of China was constructed to keep roving packs of ancient pandas from absconding with the local cuisine. Succeed where the bears failed with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Asian fare and drinks at Golden China Restaurant, a locally owned eatery that's been tickling tongues from its Turlock location since 1983.
An extensive menu of authentic Peking and Cantonese dishes bursts in a frenzy of sour, sweet, and salty flavors at Golden China Restaurant. Nosh on starters such as deep-fried green beans ($6.25) or barbecue spare ribs ($7.25) before savoring in the chef's specials, which include salted or mandarin ribs ($9.50) and half a roast duck ($10.95). Spicy kung pao chicken ($7.95) and mongolian lamb ($10.50) help to clear sinuses of soot and LEGO pieces, while meat-free dishes such as sautéed bok choy ($7.50), vegetable chow mein ($5.95), and fried bean cake with vegetables ($7.25) keep herbaceous bellies smiling for spontaneous x-rays. Midday meal seekers can try a lunch combination plate, such as one topped with sweet and sour pork, broccoli beef, and steamed rice, to enjoy multiple tastes without investing in extra tongues ($6.75 before 3:30 p.m.).
2525 Geer Rd.
Turlock, California 95382