Forget the forks, I want a pair of chopsticks at
Chopstix, San Diego CA
4633 Convoy Street, San Diego, CA 9211
(858) 569-9171 www.
I call this my home for Japanese style noodles. I love their ramen <3 We're NOT talking about the top ramen you buy in a bag and pour boiling water into, we're talking about homemade ramen. Their ramen noodles tastes as though they were freshly pulled and cooked to be served in my bowl. They have other noodles like soba and udon but my favorite is still their ramen. All noodle bowls are served in really big bowls so consider sharing ;) They also serve some pretty good japanese curry rice dishes. So my typical order would be one of the ramen bowls (mabo ramen being the one I usually order) and their crunchy sushi roll; it's filled with imitation crab and cucumber, rolled up and covered with crunchy flakes, then drizzled with eel and spicy mayo sauce. YUMMY!
Late night meal at
Tajima, San Diego CA
4681 Convoy Street, San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 576-7244 http://tajimasandiego.com
My second alternative noodle place is Tajima because they open late; we're talking about 3-4am late. And even though it's open late, it can get pretty busy (possibly due to the crowding of the night clubbers). They offer thin and thick noodles with a variety of soup bases and ingredients. One thing that they do different that I've never seen done anywhere else are their boiled eggs. You'll find half an egg in your noodle bowls that's unlike any other boiled egg you've ever eaten before. It's almost as though they boil and marinate their eggs in soysauce and take them out just when the yoke gets almost a creamy custard flavor. Wish I knew how they do it. Tajima has 2 locations as well but I seem like to the original location on Convoy Rd. It's tuck at the end of a small plaza on your right. And just to show that I'm not the only one who likes this place, my friend Julius is sitting right behind me in the picture to my left having a late night meal as well ;p The beautiful ladies down below were the ones that wanted to come here with me for noodles because it's one of their favorite spots too!
They make good salty pork noodle soup in San Diego
Santouka (inside Mitsuwa market)
4240 Kearny Mesa Rd, San Diego, CA 92111-3777
I've been here only once but I'm due to go back. I never knew this place existed. This little shop sits right in the front foodcourt of Mitsuwa market in Kearny Mesa. My friend took me here and ordered me their salty pork noodle soup with a side of egg. It was definitely yummy and was perfect for a sick person (I was sick that day). The medium bowl was more than enough for 1 person; I can't imagine what the bigger bowl would have been like. The broth was really good (not really salty like the name), the pork was tender and marinated well(I think that's where the saltyness is from), and the noodles tasted freshly made. The egg however wasn't very special; I would prefer the egg from Tajima.
Chinese egg noodles can be found at Tan Ky Mi Gia5237 El Cajon Blvd (between 52nd St & Dawson Ave)
San Diego, CA 92115
This is truly a hole in the wall spot for some good Chinese style noodles. They offer a wide variety of Chinese noodles from chow fun, chow mein, to one of my family's favorite their "wonton and dumpling egg noodle soup". This comes with some Chinese bbq pork (shown on the bottom right) and with some bean sprouts, chives, and chili sauce called sate...that's a good bowl of noodles ;) I have to say you can't go wrong with it and you can request to either have it with thin or thick egg noodles ...I like the thick ones ;p Majority of the noodles dishes can be ordered with soup or without soup (dry style). If you order dry style, they create a sauce that goes over your noodles instead. Another favorite of mine would have to be the egg noodles with ground pork and pork kidney stir fried (sounds weird but it's so good). Not everyone can be risk takers like me but I would recommend getting it dry style if you want to try something different (it comes with a bowl of broth soup as pictured on top). A new dish that they recently started to make is their fried taro cake with egg. I've always liked this dish at other places and they actually make it pretty good here. This place is VERY AFFORDABLE; I don't think there's any dish on the menu over $7. But keep in mind it's CASH ONLY ;P