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Dec 4, 2001 04:33 PM

Golden Dome/Can-Coon Thai

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Just came back from a long awaited trek to Golden Dome in Bellflower --and he's gone! Does anyone know if they had plans to relocate? I suspect they may have gone out of business(maybe it was those 99cent falafel Saturdays), but it seemed that mainly it was the area that was impeding on business....
However, after driving out that way, and not knowing of anything else in that imediate area(I was pressed for time), I ran into a thai place just a few blocks west of what was the Golden Dome(sniff, sniff). They had advertized lunch combos at 3.99, which were much of the usual. I opted for one of the specials of the day, eggplant salad, which turned out to be surprisingly good. I don't know what I expected it to be, but it turned out great. It was a hot dish of grilled eggplant (not as much as you'd think w/ the name) served with dried shimp, cooked butterflied shrimp, raw red
onions, cilantro, and ground meat(pork?)with an interesting mix of spices and lime juice(?) w/chili sauce on the side. Mmmm, I think I need to break out the leftovers. With some white rice, it was consoling.
BTW does anyone know of a good falafel in the Long Beach/South Bay area? Please don't mention Open Sesame
on 2nd (unless they've changed), when they first opened I attempted their falafels 3x, which were more like flavorless hockey pucks, before giving up and sticking with their chicken schwarma w/garlic sauce.

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  1. There's a little middle eastern restaurant on either Norse or Viking way (whichever is closer to Lakewood Blvd.), right off of Carson (the street angles into Carson; the restaurant is on the east side of the street). I've been there a few times, and have never noted the name. Their food is fresh and tasty, and always satisfies. I'm not fond of falafel so haven't tried them, but if theirs are of a quality consistent with their other dishes, they will be good. Certainly worth a try.

    1. This restaurant always ignores my veggie requests, so I end up taking a to-go dish home that has meat in it. They messed up my boyfriend's mom's order, by switching the basil with mint. You'd think that because we know the cooks and their niece was going out with my son they'd get it right.