Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Gui Lin Chinese Restaurant, Rockville MD

We've been to Gui Lin Chinese restaurant many times because it's fairly close to home.  It used to be pretty descent since we had no other Cantonese restaurants to compare it to, now that we have more choices, I'd definitely pick XO Taste or East Pearl over Gui Lin.

We ordered a soup and two dishes.  The soup was minced beef with egg white broth (west lake beef soup), a pretty standard Cantonese soup dish.  It has minced beef, cilantro, and a thick broth with egg whites.  The soup was pretty good, a bit on the salty side though.

minced beef in egg white broth

I proceeded to order a dish called 'sizzling triple delight' priced at $13.  It was basically just chicken, beef, and shrimp stir fried and poured over a sizzling fajita plate.  I was not very happy with this dish because they used all canned vegetables and the sauce was way too salty.  For its price, you would think they need to put some fresh vegetables in there!  Well, they did put a few fresh broccoli in there since they probably couldn't find any canned broccoli....

sizzling triple delight

He ordered a ham and bean noodle stew.  It was average or maybe a little below average.  The dish had a lot of bean noodles but not much of anything else, only bits of ham and bits of vegetables in it.  Overall, it was too salty as well.

We probably won't frequent this restaurant too much since we have other Cantonese restaurant choices in the area such as XO taste and East Pearl.  Both of them are much better restaurants and the decor at both places are much better than Gui Lin as well!

FoodiePop's rating: 2.5/5

Gui Lin Chinese Restaurant
10054 Darnestown Rd
Rockville, MD 20850


  1. They used to be really good.

    I never returned since their executive chef left which was probably 5 yrs ago.

  2. I have never been, but I plan to keep it that way! Thanks for the review.

  3. No wonder, didn't know they lost their executive chef...

    ya Tiff, not worth trying. Go try XO taste or East Pearl instead.

  4. My vote goes to east pearl!!

    1. yes, me too. Hopefully they do keep it up though, I find that restaurants start slacking in quality AFTER they open a while and established the crowd. For example I went back to Green Cactus yesterday and it sucked....