I believe I've mentioned that over the last couple of years, rice has been replaced as my starch of choice by noodles. Never has it been more apparent than over the last two hectic, busy weeks at work. Sheeesh....and like I've also said before, I don't think this blog would still be in existence were it not for Cathy and Ed from Yuma. Who always come to the rescue.
Anyway, long days, meant more than my fair share of long strips of dough. Here's a round-up.
There's nothing like a spicy, sweat inducing, end to the day....and soup is good too! Mien Trung just does Bun Bo Hue right for me; spicy, salty, sour, is the formula. The soup is always hot which welcomes the shredded veggies and herbs. When the broth does edge toward salty, a touch of lime tames the sodium.
The Missus still enjoys the Bun Rieu, though She take umbrage to Mien Trung's switching of the noodles for the Bun Rieu to the wrong style.
Mien Trung Restaurant
7530 Mesa College Dr
San Diego, CA 92111
I wanted a real bowl of Pho Bo Kho after the lack luster version at Spotted Cow, even though I had to wait a couple of weeks.
Oh, and there was a fire sale on tendon on this day....must have been a "Lucky" one for me.
9326 Mira Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92126
Ramen's popularity has spawned one good thing....folks understand ramen now. I hardy hear all that whining about how ramen is so expensive compared to pho. Well, I still hear it sometimes, perhaps I've just gotten better at ignoring it.
4240 Kearny Mesa Rd
San Diego, CA 92111
I gotta ask....what happened here?
We ordered the Kotteri (extra rich) Tonkotsu and got this, watery and bland. A far cry from what I had just a couple of weeks ago. This was rather insipid and barely past lukewarm in temperature.
The chasu has improved and the kakuni pork was pretty good too. But the main reason we choose Yamadaya is for the broth.
This was disappointing......
4706 Clairement Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92117