Well, it's finally starting to cool off a bit, which means I can start-up on noodle soup again. Here's a trio of revisits, with minimal verbiage.
Along with Santouka, one of my two favorite ramen shops in San Diego.
My usual M.O. is to order the Kotteri Ramen with Kakuni Pork, but that would have been pushing it a bit for lunch, so I just went with the Kotteri Ramen.
The extra rich broth just gives you that "warm blanket on a cold day" comfort...makes me kinda look forward to winter.
4706 Clairement Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92117
For some reason I was kinda craving some Bun Bo Hue and the Missus was kind enough to humor me....even though it was almost 90 outside at the time. So I got my Bun Bo Hue and it was delici-yoso.......even through the perspiration running down my face.
The BBH here has sometimes been a tad off....but on this day it was just what I needed. As usual, the Missus got Her Banh Nam and we shared some Hen Xuc Banh Trang.....I just think an order of the Fish Sauce Wings from Que Huong, these spicy clams, and a couple of cold ones......aaaaaah....
Mien Trung Restaurant
7530 Mesa College Dr
San Diego, CA 92111
Pho Convoy Noodle House:
No, I didn't want to push my luck and have the pho here, which had been not so great on my last two visits. I had a bunch of meetings and either needed to have lunch at 10am or have nothing at all until dinner. Since they open at 10, I decided to grab a bowl of noodle soup.....the Mi Dac Biet (House special egg noodle soup) to be exact.
It's gone up 30 cents to $7.25. On the good side, the shrimp are deveined, the fish cake is decent, and the portion of noodles was nice. On the not so great side, the noodles were over-cooked, the pork tasteless and dry. The broth had flavor, though it seemed like mostly MSG....it used to be much better here. I'm wondering what happened?
Maybe I should go back to Pho? But you know what I think about the Pho in the area, right?
Pho Convoy Noodle House
4647 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111