mmm-yoso is NOT on vacation. Cathy is blogging while Kirk is not. You looked in, why not stay and read?
Hi. So, my best friend from 4th grade all through High School was attending a seminar this past Saturday, in Ontario, a less than 2 hour drive (she lives in San Jose) and so I had to take that little drive to visit for a few hours...emails and birthday and Christmas cards just can't summarize what your life has been like.
Neither of us knows the area, but I can say that the address of her hotel, being on North Vineyard, is *not* located north of the 10 freeway...and I can also say this was the least-infiltrated with Starbucks area of Southern California I have been to.
The hours said it was open until 10 on Saturday and it wasn't even 8, but tables were empty.
Since Yang Yang is closed on Sunday and this was late Saturday night, apparently they don't keep much of an inventory, so when we tried to order, quite a few things (mostly the raw fish) was out...still, we managed to get a few, nice and interesting quick bites.
I was pleasantly surprised by the appetizer of baked green mussels ($5.45).
Six mussel shells, each with 3 small mussels in the shell, covered in a spicy, creamy orange colored sauce and baked and topped with some sweet tonkatsu sauce on this pleasantly decorated plate...with cherry tomatoes, ginger, sliced oranges and limes...interesting and it tasted very nice.
I had been craving poke ever since Kirk's report on it from Hawaii (and the great deal at Safeway) and when I saw the Spicy Tuna Salad on the menu for only$6.95, I wanted to try it. This is a HUGE serving, nicely very spicy served with picked veggies on top, lots of onions, radishes, pickled ginger and, more sliced limes and oranges...pretty and filling and tasty.
Then, since the place is called Yang Yang Sushi *and* BBQ...well, I thought we should try some BBQ...seems logical, right? hmmmm...The nice waitress told us they did not have Japanese BBQ beef available, but they did have some Korean BBQ beef...bulgogi..cool. I like that..in a bowl, fine. Price was the same ($5.95). Picture showed beef and some kind of salad on top of rice...
It was a good sized, heavy bowl of rice, covered with a lot of *excellent* bulgogi..and then there was some shredded cabbage, radishes, limes and then on top of that, yes..that party mix stuff, pretzels, croutons, cheese crackers, pieces of shredded cereal...and miniature marshmallows... yes, THAT mix...
I dunno. It did taste good, and I admit the flavors were nice, but I guess I need to get more creative in the kitchen next time.
I know I've told you to not be afraid to try someplace new...this wasn't scary..and it was quite interesting. Good food. An adventure.
Yang Yang Sushi and BBQ 1953 East Fourth Street (at Vineyard) Ontario, CA 91764 (909)948-9838 Tues-Sat 11 a.m-10 p.m.