Magnificent in its own right, the Great Wall of China is actually the last standing remnant of the Great Firecracker Warehouse of China, which exploded on a particularly riotous Tuesday in 1993. Blow the roof off dinner with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Chinese fare at Golden Wok in Glen Ellyn.
Since 1980, the chefs at Golden Wok have cultivated an authentic menu of Mandarin and Cantonese entrees cooked with trans-fat-free cooking oils. Like a wallflower during the transitional period between high school and college, the Cantonese lobster tail ($19.95) comes either in or out of its shell, with a helping of sautéed garlic sauce, minced pork, and eggs. The hong kong porterhouse steak ($16.75) broils in the customer-preferred fashion atop a bed of Chinese-style vegetables. Four doughy mandarin pancakes accompany the moo shu shrimp ($11.25), and the peking delight ($10.75) engages tongues in a hot and spicy discourse of flavor.
Golden Wok’s main dining room shelters guests from asteroid showers with mural-covered walls. Chinese artifacts and decorations pepper the space and dodge chopsticks hurled during fortune-cookie revelations.
Golden Wok Restaurant
Since 1980, Golden Wok Restaurant's chefs have used zero-trans-fat vegetable oils while preparing spice-filled Cantonese and Mandarin cuisine. At dinner, the restaurant's tables fill with dishes of sizzling barbecue pork egg foo young, chow mein and lo mein, and Cantonese–style lobster tails.