Filipino BBQ Skewers, Lumpia, and Pancit Noodles

Kari Kari Chili Crisps, Fuji Ramen San Diego, and Homemade Filipino BBQ Plate

08/15/2020 - 9:12am
Kari Kari Chili Crisps Preview

My friend Nguyen is starting up a new business producing chili oil sauce and gave me a few prototype samples to try. This sauce is similar to the kind that you find...

beef with assorted vegetable at Grand Garden in Westminster

Grand Garden (Westminster)

05/10/2016 - 9:05pm

Since the grandparents are in Orange County, we typically drive up from San Diego to visit. And of course for Mother's Day, the whole family got together! Grand Garden was the chosen destination,...

shrimp fried rice at Ly's Garden in San Diego

Ly's Garden Chinese Restaurant

09/09/2015 - 11:03pm

Ly's Garden has been around for as long as Dennis can remember, ever since his family moved to San Diego. It's a gigantic Chinese/Vietnamese restaurant that always has seating during regular...

Golden City - mapo tofu

Golden City Restaurant

07/19/2014 - 6:06pm

The lunch crew goes to Sunrise Buffet multiple times a year but since I generally avoid buffets (except vegas or souplantation), I searched for an alternative Chinese restaurant. Golden City was...

French Concession - outdoor view

French Concession [closed]

12/19/2013 - 11:08pm

Update: This location has closed.

DIM SUM during the week you say? That's not normal (except in Convoy)! But now there's a new restaurant in Hillcrest called French Concession that IS open...

Del Mar Rendezvous Sesame Crusted Seared Ahi

Del Mar Rendezvous

09/03/2012 - 1:57pm

On Friday, we dined out at Del Mar Rendezvous. It's a beautiful restaurant with modern dark wood tones, asian inspiration, and an extensive wine rack of which we partook later for dinner! Both the...



07/06/2009 - 10:04pm

Harrah’s Rincon Casino has an Asian-themed restaurant called Fortunes. It’s decorated with bright red lanterns. It is very clean, but a little pricey for what they serve....

Pearl Chinese Cuisine

Pearl Chinese Cuisine

04/13/2007 - 12:19pm

Pearl is Emerald’s sister restaurant.  I went to Pearl during the Lunar New Year weekend, so they had extra festivities.  I was surprised to find a park behind the restaurant....

Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

12/21/2006 - 9:03pm

Jasmine is one of my two favorite places for dim sum in San Diego. (The other is Emerald.) There is a variety of choices… new favorites and old classics… Even though the restaurant is extremely...


Royal Capital

09/15/2006 - 7:58pm

This was sometime ago near the beginning of summer. Everyone was finished with the school semeter/quarter and we all decided to celebrate with some lobster! Hai has been to Royal Capital a couple...

Seafood Chow Mein

Silver Ark

09/03/2006 - 6:33pm

I was hungry. Therefore, it was pretty easy to persuade me to try a new restaurant… Silver Ark in Mira Mesa. It’s next to Rite Aid (who is apparently welcoming Sav-on customers...