Two places I'd been wanting to revisit; with two massive lunches.
Mama Cinia Rice & Noodles:
I hadn't been back since the couple of visits when they first opened in 2016. I'd actually been wanting to go for the Mami; but still haven't made it there after 3pm. Anyway, we took the "long way" back to the office.
I actually bought this to share, which I did. It fed three. The lechon kawale was on the dry side and the skin was hard in some places and going soggy in others. It had been sitting too long. The Sisig was out of balance and in my opinion needed more vinegar tones, the pork was too lean and chopped too thick. It did have a decent spicy kick though. The item that surprised me the most was the kaldereta kambing, the goat stew. Nice tangy tomato, gamey goat. Which while a bit on the tough side, was not bad. The rice was a bit too dry.
Yeah, I still need to return for the Mami....if they still have it. Really friendly service. I understand that they've reduced their hours.
Mama Cinia Rice & Noodles
9178 Mira Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92126
Nanay's Best BBQ:
I gotta say, the pork BBQ here was better than what I've had before. While still a bit on the chewy side, it had a nice sweetness from the sauce they pour over things. It's grilled so there that additional layer of light smokiness as well.
It's basically the same pork as the BBQ chopped up and stir fried. Not much there in terms of vinegar or spice. It was basically a stir fry and pretty bland for sisig.
Like Mama Cinia, the rice here was on the dry side.
It was pretty much "all business" here.
Nanay's Best BBQ
6715 Mira Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92121
So there you go....just in case you're hungry.....way to much food for me these days, so I end up sharing with a couple of folks.