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Heh my map is partially the negative space of yours, though that’s in large part because I live over by Fry’s (and work in Kearny Mesa, though I’ve been working from home most of the time). If I didn’t live in this portion of Serra Mesa I wouldn’t have much reason to wander over.
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Do you have a favorite place for khao man gai in San Diego? My mom is Thai, so I always miss it and every once in a while go to J&T’s just for it (theirs is obviously not the best khao man gai I’ve ever had, but I haven’t found any better here yet and it’s at least quite serviceable).
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2018 on Soi 30th at mmm-yoso!!!
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You probably mentioned this already, but is your office moving completely out of the Clairemont/Kearny Mesa area?
Toggle Commented Mar 2, 2018 on Mister Falafel Revisited at mmm-yoso!!!
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I‘ve honestly kinda given up on pho in SD. For example, I like going to Pho Duyen Mai, but I don’t get pho there – I either get their broken rice house combo, or I’ll do an order of spring rolls mixed with their beef ribs. Too hard to get a pho broth in SD these days that isn’t too sweet or too salty.
Toggle Commented Nov 13, 2017 on Unlucky at Pho Lucky? at mmm-yoso!!!
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Thought I was a crazy person for noticing that pho broths in SD are getting sweeter over time. Good to know it’s not just me. Not a fan of this trend.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2017 on Pho SaiGon Bliss at mmm-yoso!!!
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I was at Benchmark Brewing at 8pm tonight, and someone I met was talking to me about this place and I’d never heard of it. I come back home and find this article posted at the same time – serendipity is quite a thing. Anyway, planning to check it out!
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2017 on Thai Burger Company (Clairmont) at mmm-yoso!!!
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“I was the only Asian in the place” Abort! Abort! Man, Pho T Cali was the first place I ever had pho, about a decade ago. Pretty sure the large dac biet was in the $6 range back then.
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Just went in for a second time. They’re getting super busy now (maybe because of the Eater article?) – I got there 5 minutes before opening and still had to wait about 10 minutes after opening to get seated. Good news: the ajitama is now perfectly cooked. They still serve it cold, but at least none of the yolk is hard now. Everything else is still the same as before and delightful.
Toggle Commented Mar 14, 2017 on Menya Ultra Ramen - A First Look at mmm-yoso!!!
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Kirk, just had lunch here, and 100% agreed with your assessment – piping hot broth with a funky note to it that I loved, perfect noodles, and ajitama that was good but a little overcooked and cold (I still feel like Nishiki is the only place in SD that reliably bangs out nearly perfect ajitama). And I work within very short walking distance, so think I found my new weekly ramen spot. =] Very very happy with this place.
Toggle Commented Mar 1, 2017 on Menya Ultra Ramen - A First Look at mmm-yoso!!!
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Kirk – did this exact combination because of this post, and wow those ribs are delicious. Agreed that the pho is too salty, but I’m a little under the weather so was craving clear soup (I’m normally a bo kho kind of person). Think I’ll be getting those ribs every time I go from now.
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Hah, I just went there for lunch today. Wanted to try the bog standard house special pho just to get a feel for their broth. Mine was strangely different from yours – lots of beef flavor, but OMG by far the most salt I've ever had in a bowl of pho. All of the beef cuts were A+ though. If they had cut the amount of salt in half this would've been one of the better bowls of pho I've personally had. I've only been there one other time, during I think their first week. Had the house special com tam, and I was really impressed – usually I find com tam dishes in San Diego to be insipid and kinda sad, but this was vibrant with pickled veggies and shrimp paste and the tastiest vietnamese steamed meatloaf I've had in SD. I was properly happy with that dish.
Toggle Commented Sep 14, 2016 on Pho Duyen Mai at mmm-yoso!!!
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=) I need to go again, though it might have to wait a while because I'm actually headed to Brussels next week, so definitely will be perusing your Brussels trips to see which restaurants to check out!
Toggle Commented Apr 12, 2016 on Char House Saigon Grill & Pho at mmm-yoso!!!
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