In case you've been wondering what's been going on here........ I've been having some problems with Internet access and such over the last couple of days. Luckily, as always, Cathy has been able to help me out. Because of the spotty access, it's hard for me to do a "real" in depth post, since I usually just sit down and start typing things out. This one actually took three days off and on, fits and starts, blah, blah, blah....... It started thinking I could get things done on Friday for Saturday...then Saturday....and finally it's Sunday. I hope to have everything back on course tomorrow...... So here goes, just a couple of real short items for this Sunday......
Even after all the new Pho shops have opened in the Clairemont/Kearney Mesa area, Convoy Noodle House still stands as my favorite overall in the area especially when it comes to the the broth, which has a more robust anise-clove-beef flavor.
After years of thinking I'd get some decent rare steak (even on the side), I've learned that the "tao of dry top round" is almost universal in San Diego, and stick with a brisket-tendon-flank combination.
I was a bit disappointed to that they told me they were out of Ngo Gai....... Still, in terms of flavor, this was as good as I've gotten in the area in a while.
Convoy Noodle House
4647 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111
Recently, I dropped by Homestyle Hawaiian.... and Mo told me to try one of the new "specials"..... the Roast Pork Loco Moco. ($8.95)
I'm not quite sure what to say other than...... this was an immense amount of food.... four large slices of roast pork, was enough for maybe three or four people in my opinion. The pork was moist, but I wished for more of the nicely flavored edges. This was too much of a good thing. I asked Mo if anyone had ever finished this, and he told me, "all the time!" You gotta remember that this has the equivalent of three scoops of rice (rice is hidden under the pork and gravy), and a scoop of Mac Salad. The gravy makes this version of the loco moco work, and it's a very decent version..... still, I want to know who has actually finished this dish. Mo told me that he's working on a loco moco "challenge"..... I can only imagine.....
Homestyle Hawaiian Island Style Food
7524 Mesa College Drive
San Diego, CA 92111
Thanks so much for your patience......I'm hoping to have everything resolved soon....and I do realize that I need to finish up my China posts....after all I can't let photos like this:
or even these.....