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Ajisen Ramen – San Diego, CA

I’m always excited when I see a new restaurant coming to Convoy. That’s the foodie in me. It’s also the ‘I desperately need something new to try (in Convoy)’ self in me. Ajisen Ramen opened this weekend in San Diego. They took over the old Coco’s restaurant located next to 99 Ranch. Ajisen Ramen has… Read More Ajisen Ramen – San Diego, CA

Asian, Desserts

T-Pop Desserts & More

T-Pop Desserts & More is a small dessert shop located in Mira Mesa. They also serve various ramens, appetizers, and rice dishes. We visited some weeks ago as I had a Groupon deal to burn before the expiration date. The deal required that you order at least one non-dessert item from their menu. I’m not… Read More T-Pop Desserts & More

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JINYA Ramen Bar – Pacific Beach, CA

The cold weather prompts people to seek refuge and solace. My refuge and solace happens to be ramen at the moment during the colder temperatures here in San Diego. JINYA Ramen Bar opened some time ago in Pacific Beach. The reviews seemed mostly positive so we decided to visit this modern ramen bar over the… Read More JINYA Ramen Bar – Pacific Beach, CA

TASTING EVENTS

Taste of Hillcrest 2015

I kinda gave up on these Taste of ‘insert city name here’ events some time ago. The lines were long, the walk from restaurant to restaurant was tedious, and my stomach couldn’t handle all the various samples (shocking, I know). But when someone offers you their extra ticket to the Taste of Hillcrest, well, maybe… Read More Taste of Hillcrest 2015

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Kula Revolving Sushi Bar – San Diego, CA

KULA REVOLVING SUSHI BAR What is it with sushi conveyor belts that drives a girl like me bonks. I remember a time, when sis and I were little, going to a restaurant where the belt was an actual little river, carrying little miniature boats topped with two pieces of sushi, that floated around the entire… Read More Kula Revolving Sushi Bar – San Diego, CA

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RAMEN YAMADAYA (+ Lifu personal space ramblings)

RAMEN YAMADAYA Cold weather = hot soup for me and my family. It doesn’t matter if it’s Asian hot pot, shabu shabu, or ramen. Just ANY type of hot soup will hit *the spot* right in our belly. I’ve been to Ramen Yamadaya several times now but the last experience there wasn’t all that great.… Read More RAMEN YAMADAYA (+ Lifu personal space ramblings)

Noodles, Ramen, Random

Ramen, Udon, & more noodles (+ Potato Chip rock) – San Diego, CA

It’s cold. I’m too lazy and too cheap to go get food sometimes. So what’s the best solution? Asian store bought dried ramen, udon, and noodles. We’re going back to college days – gangsta style. This season, I’ve been a bit obsessed with the dried ramen packages you purchase at the Asian supermarkets. There are… Read More Ramen, Udon, & more noodles (+ Potato Chip rock) – San Diego, CA

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Santouka Ramen (inside Mitsuwa Market) – San Diego, CA

Santouka Ramen is an unassuming ramen house located inside Mitsuwa, a Japanese supermarket here in San Diego. My first visit here (years ago) was terrible. Reasons being : 1) they accept cash only; 2) you cannot modify any of their ramen selections; 3) NO to-go containers and 4) the broth tasted like I was one… Read More Santouka Ramen (inside Mitsuwa Market) – San Diego, CA

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Ramen Yamadaya – San Diego, CA

I was quite excited when this place opened in San Diego. Sis and visited Ramen Yamadaya when they first opened but we weren’t really impressed. But some time has passed and I felt like having ramen late yesterday for lunch. I don’t find ramen to be too affordable. But this Ramen Yamadaya is nice b/c… Read More Ramen Yamadaya – San Diego, CA

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RakiRaki Ramen and Tsukemen- San Diego, CA

Sis and I finally had a chance to try this place. We had heard decent reviews of their chicken based ramens. We got there around 11:30a on a weekday for lunch. The menu was a bit confusing.