Thanks for stopping by mmm-yoso!!! and reading about food. Today, Cathy is blogging: Kirk and Ed(from Yuma) are really busy.
The Mister and I were craving Vietnamese on one of those crazy hot days a few weeks ago, but neither of us wanted pho. We had originally headed to Lucky Seafood and when we got to the parking lot, went to the other end of that group of storefronts- to Tan Ki Mi Gia, which Kirk has blogged about several times. The menu here is a mix of Vietnamese and Chinese dishes, "mi" is noodles, which is the specialty here- and we didn't order any this visit...
We had just missed the 'lunch rush' and had the restaurant to ourselves.
Although while we were there, several people came in to pick up 'to go' orders.
I enjoy the plethora of condiments available here.
As soon as we sat down, I placed an order for Banh Xeo ($7), which did end up being brought out last, as expected. The turmeric flavored (and colored) rice flour crepe is mixed and made to order.
It's filled with a stir fry mix of bean sprouts, scallion, pork and shrimp, served with lettuce and mint and nuoc-mam(fish sauce). I do like the lightness and crispiness of the crepe along with the softness of the fillings; the flavors really go well together.
We also had an order of spring rolls($5.75), fried in a delicate, very flaky wrapper and quite filled with fungus as well as pork and not many rice noodles, these came out of the kitchen hot and fresh. Again, these were served with lettuce and mint and nuoc mam.
We decided to share an order of lemon grass fish($9) - steamed and delicate, the flavors of lemon grass and soy were light and also went well with the accompanying steamed rice, steamed (topped with garlic and a bit of sweet hoisin) bok choy and small bowl of broth.
It was a delightful, fresh lunch on a nice day. Hope your week has been good.
Tan Ky Mi Gia 9330 Mira Mesa Blvd #A San Diego 92126 (858) 271-8899 Mon-Th 9:30-9:30, Fri-Sun 9-10