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Tuesday, 26 May 2020



Awesome achievement. I can't remember when I started following your blog but I'm sure it was probably near the start of food blogging. I think now more then ever your blog is helping to keep some sense of normalcy even though you can't do dine in. Even though I don't comment regularly I do check in every day to see what you are up to or Cathy.

Hangzhou Hero

Congratulations to the blog and to you Kirk! What an achievement! It's been an absolute pleasure to read you for so many years. Many blogs have come and gone, but that this has remained is a true testament of your discipline. The ones that should be thanked are most certainly you and the Missus for letting us in and sharing this aspect of your lives for so long. It's been truly wonderful to read your thoughtful insights on any number of things and to stay updated on the things in your life that bring you pleasure.

Here's to many years more of this blog, and many years more of good eats and health to the both of you!

Kenneth Bonus

Cheers to you and your wonderful blog! Thanks for sharing with all of us for so many years.


Congratulations and thank you for being one of my favorite food blogs in San Diego. Here's to another 15 years.


Congratulations on 15 years! It seemed like everyone and their mother had a food blog in the early days, and most of blogs have faded away. I honestly don't remember when I started reading mmm-yoso, but you have been a valuable resource for food and travel. Thank you!


Since 2006 UCSD days in the era of Ba Ren’s legacy and the like. Although I don’t live there anymore, I still enjoy reading the blog. Great job to the team for keeping it up!


Thanks so much Kyle! Having the blog has always given me a bit of an "anchor" and routine. Hope all is well!

Thanks HH.....though it might be that I'm hungry all the time rather than discipline. ;o)

Hi Ken - Nice to hear from you! Thanks for reading, commenting, and all the wonderful emails!

Hi Loren - Thanks so much! I've always appreciated the recommendations as well!

Thanks Sandy! I've always appreciated all the comments. And looking back; it seems like somewhere around 2007 or so?

Oh my Ba Ren! Thanks for keeping up with us even though you done live in SD anymore Trees! Take care and I hope you get to visit SD once in a while.


Congratulations Kirk! Here’s to many more meals and good memories. Thanks for sharing your experiences with all of us.


Congrats on 15! I also probably started following the blog near the beginning, it's inspired and recommended a great number of meals over the years so I definitely thank you for that!


Congratulations! I love your blog and have checked out many of the places you, Cathy, and Ed have explored and tried, and have been inspired by the recipes you have posted. I especially love clicking on the links you sometimes include for a more in-depth look at the history of a place you have visited. I savor your photography, and your writing has a lovely flow. I may have been away at times, especially after developing type 2 diabetes, which made me rethink my own food obsession, but I think I have been enjoying your blog since 2007 when I wanted to find a new pho shop.

By the way, I just love the wary look this white guy was given when I first entered Mien Trung followed by the look of surprise when I finished every last drop of my very first bowl of Bun Bo Hue. I probably would have never stepped foot in the place had I not read about it here. Thanks again Kirk!


Congrats. I've only started commenting recently but have been a lurker since 2008 or 2009. Here's to another 15 years!


Mr. K, I do hope you get to 5K and beyond. I have enjoyed every post since very close to the beginning of your blog. I cannot believe it's been 15 years. You have done an awesome job and I have used yours and your guest posters advice over the years. Thank you for the best advice about places to eat and food to try!


Thanks Candice!

I'm quite surprised folks have been reading since way back when Jason! Thanks so much for reading and taking the time out to comment all these years!

I would have really cracked up during that visit to Mien Trung Jan! Hope you are well and thanks for following all these years.

Thanks Junichi! Man, the years are really flying by now!

Hi Barbara - I have a hard time believing it's been that long as well. Thanks for reading and hope all is well and you are in good health! Take Care!


happy blogaversary! not sure when I started reading, but am happy we got to meet up twice. hoping we can see you in tokyo, so you can show us your hangout spots :) looking forward to many more posts from you and the mmmyoso team!


As always, Kirk, good food, good company.


Thanks Kat! We hope to see the both of you soon...… Take care!

And great comments RonW! So nice to hear from you......I miss Hotel Waikiki!


Congrats on your 15 years! Looking forward to reading the next 15 years.


15 years is an impressive achievement. I started following in 2012 just before moving to SD. I like that you aren’t afraid to say when the food isn’t good and for whatever reason our tastes seem to align pretty closely. I more recently discovered how wonderful the recipes portion of the blog is! Thanks so much for keeping the blog going (thanks also to Sandy and Ed too).


Happy 15th anniversary! I want to say I started reading around 2016 or earlier, but didn't start commenting until a couple years later. It's always great to see a new post from you and guest writers. I also love how you compare previous meals and pictures as well. This blog also helped me appreciate Vietnamese food more and its history in San Diego. And got to try new places with your recommendations. I feel the website is local yet so worldly and well-traveled. Have you received an award for your blog yet? I feel like it should get some recognition!


congratulations! I can't remember when I started reading but I do know Karina (Santos) told me it was the only food blog worth reading and I took her recommendation. One of the many great things I learned from her.

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