And I mean desolate....as in this was noon on a Sunday...…..
Anyway, I went with the Yang Rou Pao Mo, which has gone up three dollars in price since the place opened. It's now $11.99.
The young lady working here fit right into the mold....she was more concerned about stuff on her smartphone than customers.
While being just mediocre, a bit too thin, lacking richness, this was much better than what I had at the Convoy location. The broth wasn't overly seasoned with white pepper, the lamb was nice and "muttony". Still not a fan of "paomo" in the states. In China it's leavened bread.....here it waxy, dumpling like dough. A few random pieces of tofu....a few strands of bean thread.
At least it wasn't as bad as this:
Still, not very good at all.
Shann Xi Magic Kitchen
5950 Balboa Ave (In the 99 Ranch Market Food Court)
San Diego, CA 92111
As for those wondering how this location of 99 Ranch Market survives......it looks like there's some attrition going on. Looks like Mr A Café has closed....