Looking for some exciting take out in San Diego. . .
I am looking for some new and exciting to takeout for dinner tonight. Here is what we've had in the past few weeks:
and that El Salvadorian place on University
Please let me know if anyone has any suggestions for something new and interesting
2nd Punjabi Tandoor. Add Surati Farsan Mart.
Dumpling Inn does take-out, although it's better eaten on-site b/c you lose the wok hay fragrance after the food is out of the wok for a few minutes.
Yakitori K-1 also does take out. However, their yakitori tastes better fresh off the grill.
Mama Testa's and El Cuervo both do food to go.
Okay, first El Comal. We started eating here while the location on Imperial was open and I love this place. Our usual is the botana appetizer, cochonita pibil and the veggie burrito with nopal.
In regard to Chilangos I have to say that I was pretty disappointed, especially after reading all of the glowing reports on this board. The only thing that really stands out in my mind are those crazy multicolored chips, pretty scary.
On the other hand Mariscos German is amazing! I haven't been to the 28th Street location yet but the truck on University blew me away! The fish tacos are great but the tostada loca was really incredible, ceviche, oysters, mussels, really fantastic. I am looking forward to going to the other location, it looks like they have a fish market, too.
I like Super Cocina a lot, my favorite is the scrambled eggs in a red sauce, pretty simple but really wonderful.
I tried Papuseria El Salvador for the first time just a few days ago and really enjoyed it. Carne guisada, plantanos, yuca, and this other dish that looked like fried squash blossoms and tasted like nothing I have ever encountered before.
So, let me know what other places I am missing out on!
Let me suggest Asia Cafe - a small family Lao restaurant at 47th and Market.
Incredibly good food. IMHO better than any SD Thai restaurant.
Some things to try:
Nem Khao - the sour sausage/crispy rice dish that is the signature dish at Lotus of Siam in Vegas, done better here.
Larb - I like the chicken, but other meats are available. This is what larb should taste like, spicy and complex.
Yum Asia (with noodles) - kindof like a mixed Thai salad.
Last time I checked they closed at 6:30 (bad neighborhood) so at dinner time, they are mostly take-out. Check out Kirk's experience:
Try it, you'll like it!