Tag Archives: Noodles
Spotted Cow Viet Kitchen (Kearny Mesa)

Spotted Cow Viet Kitchen (Kearny Mesa)

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We were invited to try Spotted Cow Viet Kitchen in the Zion Market off of Clairemont Mesa Blvd. the other day. It is located in the right hand corner of the food court area.

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Maybe it was my false assumption but I had thought our experience was going to mirror Chipotle where you pick and choose different things to add to create your own bowl of pho. I don’t know where I got that notion, but it turned out to be more of an assembly line where you choose a bowl and they put it together for you.…

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Jin’s Pot (Kearny Mesa)

Jin’s Pot (Kearny Mesa)

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I noticed a new place pop up on the backside of a shopping mall on Convoy where China Max resides. That place is called Jin’s Pot.

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They have various lunch specials for $7.99. I asked the waitress what she recommended and she told me to get the Pork Rice Noodle Soup. Don’t you love it when they get straight to the point and don’t list everything on the menu as being their favorite? Easy ordering atmosphere. Check.

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It came out super hot with a soulful aroma. When it was set on the table we realized there was a spicy component which we didn’t know about beforehand.…

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China Quik Wok

China Quik Wok

China Quik Wok is a tiny restaurant tucked away into a commercial shopping center close to the intersection of Balboa and Genesee.  (Also the same mall as Nazca Grill.)

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I decided to try this place out as I heard they had knife cut noodles.

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I came here for dinner, but looks like they have a pretty cheap lunch special!

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The modest inside was no frills, but I liked that you could see the cooks in the back preparing the food.

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Seats were a bit hard.

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So here they are.  The House Special Chow Mein with knife cut noodles.  …

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RakiRaki Ramen – San Diego (Convoy Area)

RakiRaki Ramen – San Diego (Convoy Area)

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Their name is certainly intriguing!  Rakiraki Ramen is tucked into the heart of the Convoy area and surrounded by numerous other Asian restaurants.

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There weren’t a lot of people when we got there, but the place filled out by the time we left.  There are tables and a bar area that face the kitchen.

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The first thing we tried was the Chicken Karage.  The portion size was decent and the chicken was crispy and hot.  I would definitely get it again.

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We also tried out the softshell crab roll.  …

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Gaijin Noodle and Sake House (Gaslamp Quarter) Restaurant Week

Gaijin Noodle and Sake House (Gaslamp Quarter) Restaurant Week

I’m going to be honest, when I want noodles I go to Convoy, but after seeing Gaijin’s extensive tasting menu I took a leap. Nestled in the Gaslamp Quarter, it seems rather unassuming, but inside the doors is a modern, minimalist, good-time restaurant.

First up for my starter was the Pork Carnitas Bao with red rock sugar. Delicious.  The red rock sugar added an extra textural element, some crunch if you will. I love bao buns, so the soft bun, spicy sauce and crunchy pickles did not disappoint.

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Second course was Yakitori, little skewers of tastiness.…

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Pho Fusion… where are the noodles?

Pho Fusion… where are the noodles?

Although Pho has never been one of my favorites, I was eagerly awaiting to try Pho Fusion and score on $1 boba tea. Apparently they are still celebrating their grand opening and $1 boba tea and $1.50 snow bubbles are limited time specials.

When we first sat down, things looked promising. They had a simple menu, but comprehensive enough to cover the majority of items you’d expect at a Pho restaurant. My wife ordered a bowl of Pho and a boba tea. I ordered the Vietnamese stew over vermicelli noodles and a mint chocolate snow.…

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Pho Saigon Star

Pho Saigon Star

Yum! Vietnamese vermicelli noodles with barbecue chicken and egg rolls. A treat I rarely get to have. =) I like how there is a nice contrast between flavors and textures in this dish. The salty and sweet dipping sauce goes nicely with savory chicken and egg rolls. Also, the crunchiness of the egg rolls, peanuts, bean sprouts, and refreshing sliced cucumbers pairs nicely with the soft vermicelli noodles. The bonus is that the bean sprout roots were picked off. I don’t think most places do this.

Pho Saigon Star
10450 Friars Rd., Ste E
San Diego, CA 92120
(619) 640-2985
www.phosaigonstar.com

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