Sep 132014
[Irvine] Four Sea Restaurant

I’ve been in Chicago for the past week, so the posting schedule got a little messed up – sorry! The trip was super fun, and I’ll definitely be sharing pictures from some of the amazing meals that I had in the coming weeks! My friend also suggested a fun new series to start for this [...]

Sep 052014
Red Moon Noodle House

S and I were craving Asian food but wanted to try something new… Which is actually sort of a challenge for us because we’ve actually been to quite a few of the restaurants on Convoy (at least, the highly rated and recommended ones). I remembered one of my friends telling me that Red Moon Noodle [...]

Aug 082014
Spicy City revisit

First up, an announcement: I am doing an Instagram giveaway today! Be sure to follow jinxieats for details on how to enter! :)  — It’s been quite a long time since I visited Spicy City, one of the most popular Sichuan restaurants in San Diego. S and I recently went with a couple of friends, and we ordered some [...]

Jul 302014
Iceskimo Revisit

I posted about Iceskimo, a summer snow-shaved ice pop-up shop, just a couple of weeks ago, and S and I have already made several revisits because we really loved the snow ice there!  We visited with a couple of friends so that we can try more flavors… haha. Yes, I will steal your food if it [...]

Jul 252014
It's Boba Time

It’s Boba Time is a milk tea/drinks franchise shop that recently opened up on Convoy, replacing the old Yoshinoya spot. Due to S’s deep and undying love for all things milk tea, we had to go check it out. The interior was quite cute – one of the walls was a painted mural, and there [...]

Jul 142014
Iceskimo (Grand Opening)

Iceskimo is a summer pop-up store in San Diego, serving snow-shaved ice! I was ultra-excited because I love snow-shaved ice, and my friend said that she visited during the soft opening and really liked it. I saw that there was a grand opening event two Saturdays ago, with free snow ice in the afternoon, so of course [...]

May 142014
Szechuan Chef

Recently, a friend of ours had a birthday celebration/get-together – she wanted Sichuan food, and we decided to try out Szechuan Chef, a relatively recent (opened last summer) Sichuan cuisine addition to Convoy St. These Sichuan restaurants all have three-character Chinese names, and sometimes I get them mixed up… Szechuan Chef’s Chinese name is also [...]

May 022014
[LA] Mama Lu's Dumpling House

Recently, S and I were in LA for a friend’s wedding, so we took the chance to hit a few restaurants/spots on our LA “to-do” list. One of them is Mama Lu’s Dumpling House (Chinese name: 一口福), which serves what in Chinese is called mian shi (literally, “flour food” – noodles, dumplings, pancakes, etc – [...]

Apr 282014
Tea Garden new menu items

Recently, S’s and my beloved Tea Garden has introduced several new menu items, including mini hot pots and other traditional Taiwanese dishes. The hot pots, I wasn’t so impressed with, but there were a few things that we have tried and really enjoyed. Oyster pancakes are a classic Taiwanese snack, and S’s hometown, Fengyuan, is [...]