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“Of all of the hidden food jewels in Worcester, these egg rolls are the diamond necklace, complemented by a great duck sauce.”

- Phantom Gourmet

“… It is the egg rolls that are the star of the menu … They are nearly perfect, if not perfect.”

- Worcester Magazine

“The staff is helpful and friendly, and there is a general intimacy granted by the coziness of the quarters.”

- Worcester Magazine


Journals, Newspapers, Magazines

December 26, 2016, Worcester Sun, Giselle Rivera-Flores

“While the city of Worcester is experiencing a food renaissance with the addition of several high-end and trendy restaurants over the past year, there is something to be said for the places that have held their ground away from the spotlight of revitalization.”

June 17, 2010 Worcester Magazine, Zach Sherwin


“The menu is so limited as to be almost comical, though there is something refreshingly straightforward about its shamelessly simple offerings of fried seafood, plus the occasional appearance of chicken, which is also fried.”

July 17, 2016, Telegram & Gazette, Bob Datz

“Hadn’t been this fried since college. But narrowing arteries didn’t discourage an excursion up West Boylston Street to the sign of the hyper-kitch happy fish, outside Egg Roll Lady & Fish Shack.”

February 25, 2015, GoLocalWorcester.com, Lifestyle Team

“It’s National Clam Chowder Day! All across the country people will be lining up with spoons in hand to dive into a nice warm cup of clam chowder. In Worcester, people will be fighting the large snow banks and the cold weather to get clam chowder at their favorite spots.”

July 17, 2014 Worcester Magazine, Michael Brazell

FOOD ★★★★ AMBIANCE ★1/2 SERVICE ★★★★★ VALUE ★★★★

“The Eggroll Lady and Fish Shack hides in plain site on 609 West Boylston St. in Worcester, a stone’s throw from Quinsigamond Community College and minutes from I-190. Despite its inauspicious exterior and tiny interior, the Eggroll Lady fries up incredible Vietnamese-style egg rolls…”

October 25, 2010 Telegram & Gazette, Craig S. Semon

“Phuong Lam, aka the Egg Roll Lady, is the proprietor of the Egg Roll Lady & Fish Shack, 609 West Boylston St., Worcester. She escaped from Vietnam in 1987 on a small boat, and after four days at sea, reached Malaysia. She loves her adopted country…”

March 25, 2010 Telegram & Gazette, Jan Gottesman

“I rarely review restaurants that are strictly take out, especially those only open three days a week. But the Fish Shack came highly recommended. One day, when my husband and I were returning home from out of town, looking for an “easy” dinner, we pulled into the small lot out front.”