Just a blog about food we (Kirk, ed(from Yuma), Cathy, VickyL and a few others) eat. That's what mmm-yoso!!! is. Not "fancy" foods, healthy foods or anything specific. You get to peek inside our eating habits and live vicariously. Today, Cathy is blogging.
Hi. Kirk is still on vacation. It's only been a week. Today I'm talking about a quick lunch at a fast food place.
This Kearney Mesa location of Yoshinoya has been in this mall on Convoy, across from the Weinerschnitzel for at least ten years. The interior is clean and reminds me of Burger King or McDonald's... I hesitated to categorize this as "Japanese" food. Yoshinoya basically markets itself as "you won't leave here hungry". The food here is inexpensive and for being food, is really not bad. Most people seem to order the teriyaki bowls (beef, chicken or steak, in combination and/or with vegetables on top of sticky rice).
Including the ordering area.
As well as the seating area.
However, the condiments offered are different...hot (ish) red pepper and very pickled ginger (and soy sauce).
Then there is the food. Some people complain that the usually ordered bowls are doused in teriyaki sauce, and I tend to agree, and order the sauce on the side or 'not as much sauce, please'. Or I get this: a BBQ combo bowl ($6.25). Grilled, skinless teriyaki chicken and thin sliced grilled teriyaki beef short ribs. With fried rice, salad and noodles.
All the items are not salty and not over-sauced. The rice is good, freshly fried, with some (probably) frozen vegetables and egg added. The stir fried noodles are pretty good with cabbage and carrots added. The salad comes with a packet of Italian dressing and is pretty standard.
Sometimes, I want fried and get the large order (9) of sesame chicken wings ($3.79). Nicely fried, not greasy, topped with sesame seeds, juicy meaty and good. This day , I decided to get a side of vegetables ($1.49). This is *not* a weird, badly lit photograph. The vegetables here are what I like to call 'neon veggies'. Broccoli, carrots, cauliflower and some bok choy in this wonderful colored, not salty, thick neon yellow-green sauce. I like it and at least like to think it is a healthy meal...
Yoshinoya 4344 Convoy Street, Suite F San Diego 92111 (858) 560-5163