Jin’s Pot (Kearny Mesa)


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.


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.


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. How spicy? Well if you can’t take spicy foods I’d ask if they can take it down a notch. I like me some spice and I certainly noticed it in here. After you get past the spice and take in the other flavors, you start to appreciate the different components. One mouthful gives you spicy, sour, and salty notes. It was very clean tasting and powerful, yet light. There’s house made pickled vegetables, green onions, pork, and rice noodles within the broth. Now comes the dilemma. Do I burn my tongue and risk a spicy overload in favor of an in the moment delicious mouthful? Lets just say I may have needed an ice cold milk tea afterwards and I left with no regrets, just satisfaction. The only question I have is what to get next time?

Jin’s Pot
4690 Convoy St., Ste B109
San Diego, CA 92111

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About Darren

Fooood! I love it if you can't tell already. I love everything about it. The taste, the smell, the look, the feel, the satisfaction, the gratification, and ultimately: the fun! I've been in San Diego for about 10 years now and it amazes me that there are still places to uncover. Traveling, eating, and taking pictures of food has always been a hobby of mine. So naturally Michael and I thought it made sense to share what we found with all of you. I tend to side with the savory but never shy away from a knock out dessert. If you have a place you think we haven't tried let us know! We're always on the lookout...

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