Thanks for stopping to read mmm-yoso!!! Cathy is posting today, to complete a trifecta of ramen posts for this cold and wet San Diego week.
Kirk and I have posted about Chopstix and Chopstix Too many times over the years (just type in 'Chopstix' in that search box at the top left of this page). The service is fast, the food is good and the locations are convenient. The menus are the same.
Sometimes I only order off the appetizer menu. The cold tofu is served with a salad ($5) and is enough on some days. Although, I've been known to also order just a side of Yasai Itame (stir fried vegetables)($5) and mix it with the cold tofu.
The Mister always peruses the menu and ends up ordering the mabo ramen ($7.45) - a pleasant, chili and bean based spicy sauce, made with tofu and ground pork served in (in this case) miso soup base. There are various choices of soup base (tonkatsu, soy sauce or miso) and add ins here. The noodles are nice and chewy and the broth always is served quite hot, with the temperature still warm even at the bottom of the bowl.
Vegetable ramen ($7) is another choice on those days when I have to watch my cholesterol intake before the semi-annual blood test. This was with the soy sauce broth (even though I really wanted tonkotsu) and was filled with a variety of cabbages as well as onions, some carrots and sprouts. It was very good, again served quite hot and with nicely chewy noodles.
Stay warm and dry this week!
Chopstix 4633 Convoy Street San Diego 92111 Open daily, 11-10
Chopstix Too 4380 Kearney Mesa Road San Diego 92111 Open daily, 11-9 Website