Egg Rolls at Ruby Inn
Egg Rolls at Ruby Inn
Egg Rolls at Golden Palace
Egg Rolls at Golden Palace
Where to get Egg Rolls

2011 Feb 4
I've lived in the US for the past 11 years. I don't get back to Ottawa much, but was there over Xmas holidays. I bought 12 dozen egg rolls from Ruby Inn and brought them back to New Jersey. (not the first time I've done this). The question I've asked myself for the past 40 years is why are egg rolls in Ottawa made this way, but nowhere else? I've been to Singapore (large chinese population) Hong Kong, China... The only place that has the meaty, Ottawa style seems to be Ottawa. I'd do anything for the recipe.


2013 Aug 7
Amen, Ken. For my money, Ruby Inn's are the best in town. I pick up a dozen now and again when I'm in the neighbourhood, they're equally delicious fresh or straight from the fridge the next morning.

2013 Aug 6
Still consistent with the egg rolls. I would put these up against that famous egg roll place on Carling any day of the week.

2011 Jun 28
The egg rolls here are the meatiest I have had in Ottawa. The ratio of meat to cabbage is probably 70/30. They were a little stubby but the heavy amount of pork makes up for it. Haven't had much else from here but we will definitely be ordering more of these.

2007 Jan 2
The egg rolls here are the best I've had, though I've never tried the Golden Palace. They are crispy, open ended and stuffed full, with just the right amount of oilyness lingering on them. They're good cold the next day in much the same way pizza or roast chicken is.

2006 Oct 5
Second only to Golden Palace; will sell them partially cooked so that you can finish them at home for parties


2014 Jun 17
Confirmed winner (IMO) of the Ottawa Egg Roll Challenge!

Forum - Ottawa egg roll challenge

2010 Mar 14
These are the open-ended and meaty egg rolls. I think they were $1.35 each.






2013 May 6
I stopped by the Golden Palace yesterday afternoon after a coffee date in the neighbourhood. I decided to pick up some of their world famous egg rolls I have been hearing about. They are definitely HUGE and stuffed with lots of pork and cabbage - definitely good value for my money. I'm not sure if I would call them "the best" in Ottawa but they were certainly tasty. I might even try some of their other menu items on my next visit.

2010 Jan 10
I love Golden Palace Egg Rolls. I would order them as my last meal before I died. When I'm not living in Ottawa they are one of the few things I crave. The rest of the food is mediocre, but the Egg Rolls are fantastic.

I would marry one of the 70 year old Egg Roll ladies that the Citizen article mentioned just to learn the recipe.

2010 Jan 10
egg rolls @ GP. heavy on the meaty pork taste, soft on the inside, open-ended and fried in lard resulting in a dryer outer wrap and dark burnt and crispy ends -- also contributing to overall flavor and mouthfeel.

2010 Jan 10
egg rolls @ GP. keeping in mind the schitizen article, not sure if on my last minute on earth that i'd request an order of these nugs but they were pretty good, not enough to make me jump up and down with joy or on slo-mo matrix style. i can taste that these babies were heavy on the pork side with cabbage, 5-spice, MSG loaded, some sugar and fried in lard, owing to the dryer outer egg wrap. what i found too mild and dilute was the plum-pumkin accompanying dipping sauce. i like to dunk my nugs in a zestier sauce... but WAITNAMINUTE! you're also given a smaller dipper of yellow wasabi! now that l'il sweet sucker rocked my world -- bring it on!

2009 Apr 5
Could not agree with you more. If you want a great egg roll try Ruby at the corner of Walkley and Bank beside the Shoppers. They have the best and probably the biggest. Haven't been there in a while it's only take out but it used to be great hope it6 still is.

2009 Apr 4
Totally overrated and overpriced. Don't believe the hype, and don't get sucked in. You'd honestly get better egg rolls from your local mall's food court--and at a fraction of the price. People must be on some sort of weird nostalgia trip down memory lane, or someething.

2009 Mar 31
absolutely the best - not just in this city, but i hazard to say most north american cities. stuffed full with fresh pork and cabbage, open-ended, crispy outside, not too oily. amazing home-made plum sauce with big chunks of plum (how often have you had homemade plum sauce?!)
when i was traveling with a touring show 20 years ago and my folks were coming to visit me, they'd stop at GP on their way out of town with cooler and fill it with egg rolls for me ...and very select friends. love them!

2006 Oct 5
The best in the city; unlike any other