Golden Day is a bakery specializing in Chinese baked goods and pastries.
I was slowly making my way to pick up my gf from work when I decided I've had enough and needed something to snack on. I pulled in here after remembering the reviews on here.
It's a typical small asian bakery so visual appeal is low on the list. It's all functional without being obscene. I quickly gawked at the display case and found what were few choices left, so I went with the bbq pork bun and the ham and onion bun. The bbq pork bun was decent, and likened the fact that the meat wasn't the overly red-hued variety, and also included bits of fat. The bun itself was decent, but you could tell it's freshness was starting to go. The ham and onion bun was a letdown. It was strongly flavoured with the onion undertones but the bun was overbaked, resulting in a darker exterior that was a little hard in spots and the little bits of ham turning into a hard, crusty annoyance between the teeth.
The lady seemed nice enough but at best expect over the counter service.
Not particularly impressed with what I had but perhaps deserving of a second chance.
I usually visit this location when I'm in the area, and its only a hop, skip & jump from On Loks, and right beside 7-11.
I usually order bbq pork buns, custard buns or tarts. I even tried their individual cakes. There selection is hugh, and I usually prefer to go early in the morning, when you can get somethings warm from the oven.
As for bakery, nothing fancy, service is friendly, and the baked goods are great to enjoy.
Check it out.
Mrs. C and I were craving baked goods and we happened to be nearby to GD. We usually arrive at GD around closing time, so we often miss the most popular items. This time around, we missed out on some bun selections, but there were still plenty of cakes left. We had chasiubow (of course), curry beef buns, BBQ pork pastry, egg tarts, a bag of macaroons, and some assorted cake slices. All were fresh and tasty, at least the ones we've eaten so far. As for price, it was very reasonable. Service was good and the shop was very clean, too.
I always trust bc's reviews (see below), and once again we were steered in the right direction.
This well-worn shop offers many of pastries from my youth, so going in here was like a step into the past. The store has only one outdoor plastic table and several garden chairs to sit on if you want to eat in, needless to say it's probably better to do a take out.
There's standup fridges to the right of the entrance with various take-home-and-heat-items and glass covered goodies to the front and left. The variety is much like all the other ubiquitous Chinese pastry shops you'll find all over Chinatown, Richmond, etc.
The quality of the food was as rated to the right: solid. As was the service, nothing outstanding and nothing off-putting, solid. Value... well you get the picture, solid.
If you have a hankering for good ole reliable Chinese pastries at a reasonable price then drop by if you're in the hood, you won't be disappointed.
On my first visit I bought some red bean balls, a pizza bun and a wiener bun. They were great, all tasted very fresh and while the buns are mostly bread(minimal filling), they were delicious.
My second trip was a huge disappointment though... I bought a few slices of cake, and the mousse cakes were all completely moldy! Each cake had its own wrapper, and they had been packaged up in a box before I could see any mold and I wasn't given a receipt. I even served them to my friends... I just really didn't expect old, stale, moldy cakes.
Most of what they sell is good, and seems fresh, just beware the cakes! They don't appear to be made in-house but in any case must have been sitting around for days before I bought them.
wandered the neighborhood and went in by chance, am to this amazed at the deliciousness of their curry beef, pork and chicken buns, always have to keave town with at least 2 dozen :D and of course a few bags of fresh tasting(for once in my life) fortune cookies. my family will nag me forever to im sure, to bring me treats from this great little bakery.
Didn't know that this bakery was listed on dinehere but glad it is.
This place hasen't changed a bit since I went to school nearby,many many years ago.Neither has their recipe for bbq pork buns and curry beef buns.
Every other chinese bakery's buns are measured against these ones in my opinion!
Decent bakery which I've gone back several times because of a snacks rotation in my office.
3 times in a row, I ordered 1 or 2 spring rolls for myself, and I never got them. On my 3rd time I've had it, and phoned in mad about it. I was asked to come back by Philip to work it out.
When I got there, the woman that served me all 3 times was defensive about it. I didn't even receive a freaking apology.
She made me feel I was at fault, and only offered to cover the 1 spring roll she recently left out.
I felt the service was horrible, she was super stingy. Heck, even asking for an extra box to divide which food goes in what, they'll warn you it cost an additional 20 cents. Really, they have to warn a customer about that when they're already spending $30-40?
Never going back again. They obviously don't care how they treat customers. All I got was a "I'm right, you're wrong" attitude.