It seems that a whole bunch of FOYs (Friends of Yoso) have been on "Yum Cha Cafe watch". A few days back, FOY Trent email'd me saying that he saw equipment being moved into the space....and like a good YCC groupie, I was there that afternoon to take a photo.
Walking up to the window, I peered at the menu.....and felt funny. This was getting a bit out of hand. There's a fine line between groupie and stalker. So I backed a-waaay from the window, leaving behind the gathered condensation left by my nose and hands, walked away, and decided to tuck Yum Cha Cafe back into the far reaches of my mind.
Until....... I received an email from another FOY, Fred, who informed me that Yum Cha Cafe was open. A perfect storm had formed. I had gone in to work at 6am and been so busy that I skipped lunch, I was hungry, the Missus had also been "shopping" so She had skipped lunch. Yum Cha Cafe here we come.....
There are two ways of ordering...you can either fill in one of the order sheets and hand it to someone....or elbow your way in line and order from one of the ladies, who may hand you off to another lady, who in turn, will pass you off to the cashier. One other thing, Vietnamese is the language of choice for many of the employees at this location of Yum Cha Cafe.
Compared to the San Gabriel location, the prices here are about 40 cents to a dollar more here in San Diego.
And there was a full complement of Chinese BBQ, but no Rice Porridge today.
Yum Cha Cafe in San Gabriel serves up decent quality food at good prices, how would the new San Diego location hold up? Well...... we'd like to make a few more visits, so you'll have to wait for a bit. But that means that you be able to visit, and form your own opinions, right?
But just as a tease, here's some chicken feet ($1.39):
I'm showing these with the express purpose of tempting FOY and fellow food blogger CAB.
I think the Missus kinda enjoyed these...
Even though the prices here are 40% higher than LA, the Missus and I filled up for a total (including tax) of $8.78. And because great minds think alike, I think we saw Cathy's Husband (The Mister) walking into the place as we were driving out!
Yum Cha Cafe
6933 Linda Vista Road
San Diego, CA 92111
Open Daily: 8am-8pm