Saturday, April 9, 2011

A Café

Random free soup.

Delicious beef wraps!

Sauteed greens.
Fish & egg chow mein.

Beef noodle soup.

Amazing juices!

Giant shaved ice, with Miko for scale.

Miko was worried that they wouldn't have
condensed milk.  NOT TO WORRY.
Giant waffle with ice cream.

The aftermath.
Rating: Two thumbs up
Date: 4/9/11
Time In: 1:40 PM
Time out: Hours later 
Server's recommendations: Deep fried chicken wings w/ spicy salt, diced filet mignon in black pepper sauce, beef or chicken chow fun
What we ordered: Deep-fried chicken wings, beef wrap, pan-fried Chinese broccoli w/ wine sauce, beef brisket noodle soup, fish & egg chow mein, kiwi juice, guava lemon juice, honey pomelo drink, shaved ice, waffle with ice cream
Number in our party: 3
Final check amount: ≈ $62
  • Apparently, Howie, Jenne, and I were trying to eat our way through the whole menu.  This is a very reasonably priced place, and most people would not end up spending $25 each on a meal here.  We just couldn't stop.
  • We would come back just for the juices.  They are cheap and amazing.
  • The Fish & Egg Chow Mein was our favorite.  We especially enjoyed the way the crispy noodles went soft as they soaked up fish & egg sauce.  Sounds gross, but it's so good.
  • The beef wrap is pretty delish -- it's a little sweet, but the meat is juicy and fatty.
  • The chicken wings are moist inside, but they're a little greasy, and they would be much improved by more salt and MSG.
  • The greens are good, but I'd rather have the sauteed greens at Dumpling Inn. (Miko)
  • Beef noodle soup: the texture of the meat is good.  According to Howie, the flat noodles aren't traditional, but Jenne and I like them. 
  • The desserts were ginormous.  They are meant to be shared between three people at least.  Although that didn't stop us from ordering two.
Address: 4646 Convoy St
Phone number: 858.874.6989
Accepts credit cards? Yes
Parking: Private lot shared with rest of plaza -- it can get a little crazy, but you can usually find a spot if you drive around a few times.  But the spaces are teeny.
Ideal group size: 3-4
Available vegetarian options: The vegetarian section on the menu includes: vegetables, fried Rice, and lo mein.
Noise level: 3
Chopsticks: Came with the meal.

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