Manila Sunset Grille has been in Mira Mesa for some time now. Their location went through a nice exterior renovation recently. I’m not sure how we ended up finally trying Manila Sunset Grille last year but it’s been my go to grilled skewers place since then. Each item is made to order so there’s usually a wait time to get your dishes. I have no issue with this as hot off the grill items need time to prep so it’s understandable. Parking has never been an issue even on busy days so Cdj and I have visited Manila Sunset Grille restaurant several times already.
I was excited when I heard an all you can eat Korean buffet was coming to Mira Mesa. This type of gluttony is only reserved for the elite of the elite (I love you Joey Chestnut). Joking aside, this part of town needed new AYCE blood that they could sink their fangs into. My go to AYCE Korean bbq has always been Jeong Won in Convoy. I’ve visited the Manna in Convoy but would always think of Jeong Won in the back of my head (sounds like a bad K-drama soap opera if you substitute ‘visited’ with ‘dated’). So I was a bit hesitant when friend suggested Manna BBQ in Mira Mesa for a mid week lunch as spending $21.99 for their cheaper AYCE option seemed crazy. That hesitation went away when he said the two magic words. “My treat”. Continue reading Manna BBQ – Mira Mesa, CA
I don’t frequent Poway all that often but CDJ was in the area and we decided to meet for a quick lunch at Poway Sushi Lounge. My aunt and uncle took me here some years ago as they swore Poway Sushi Lounge makes dang good sushi. They also own Lifu’s spaz sister so that should explain their mind set of most things. Just kidding. Continue reading POWAY SUSHI LOUNGE
Bring it Mira Mesa. BRING…IT. I’m sorry but I get so excited when I see a new Korean restaurant opening in the 92126 zippy here in San Diego. Tofu House recently opened in Mira Mesa and I’ve been waiting to try out this sister restaurant to their Tofu House in Convoy. V and I finally had the chance to meet for lunch so we both happily agreed to try this Tofu House last week. Continue reading TOFU HOUSE – MIRA MESA, CA
With the sincerest apologies, Happy Belated New Years! Christmas blew by so quickly and New Years…well, how can it already be 2015. I don’t understand. I feel like I have quite a bit of food stuff to write about in my blog pipeline but I’m going to post about a recent dinner trip to Kogi BBQ right here in beautiful freezing San Diego. Kogi BBQ is an AYCE Korean BBQ located in Kearny Mesa (close to Convoy). But let me show you why the AYCE excursion to Kogi BBQ was an epic failure (at NO fault of the restaurant)…
My quest for Korean Tofu continues in Mira Mesa. WTF is wrong with me. At least that’s what sis keeps telling me every time I suggest trying another tofu house. Plus, keep in mind these visits (to D&C Tofu House) were during the heat wave.
I haven’t heard much about D&C Tofu House from other bloggers so I wasn’t quite sure about this tofu house in Mira Mesa. The yelp reviews were mixed but that never surprises me. V actually visited D&C some months ago and said she (and her family) didn’t like the food. V said the best tofu house she’s visited so far (in Mira Mesa) was Tofu Ka with me and sis few weeks ago.
I’m not sure why I punish myself during these heat waves. I hate the heat so why is that I crave super hot soup during these times. It makes no sense.
Ok. Obviously, as you can see, I’ve been on a weird Korean tofu/BBQ kick for the past few weeks. I’ve been trying to keep it in the Mira Mesa part of town to keep it interesting.
Shozen has been around for ages and my family used to go there for their grille-at-the-table BBQ. But as Convoy grew, to be the mecca of all Asian foods, my family and I kinda forgot about Shozen.
I decided it was time to re visit this restaurant in hopes of finding a tofu+BBQ lunch deal. V was up for it as well.
I haven’t had Korean food in ages and finally had the weirdest craving for spicy hot tofu soup. I was driving around Convoy and decided to stop by Do Re Mi to see if they were still open for lunch. Thankfully they were as my stomach wasn’t taking no for an answer.
I used to come here quite often with friends. You can read about my last visit here.
Do Re Mi has some pretty good lunch deals Mon-Fri. I remembered they had some sort of lunch combo (tofu + galbi for $15.99 or so). That sounded so good that particular late afternoon.
Hope everyone is having a great week so far. I just got back from a getaway to San Francisco so I’m still kinda smiling from that trip.
I haven’t been to Do Re Mi in quite some time. Forget that they’re located next to Cheetah’s (I can’t believe they still offer a free cheeseburger if you visit Cheetah’s for lunch – and noooo – I don’t know this from experience – I just remember always seeing their Free Cheeseburger sign outside). But I felt the quality of DRM’s food had gone down hill over the years. Continue reading 1) Do Re Mi & 2) Grandma Tofu and Korean BBQ- San Diego, CA