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Homemade Ramen 

Recently made a kicked up homemade ramen thing that turned out pretty tasty!  Just start with one of those cheap grocery store ramen packs and add some cut up green onions, sprouts, sriracha, lime, etc. 

Pei Wei Asian Diner

Outstanding Mongolian Beef at Pei Wei!  Almost as good as their big brother, PF Chang. 

Pei Wei Asian Diner

This Korean spicy bowl thing with steak at Pei Wei was remarkably good!!

Charm Thai Kitchen

Outstanding cashew nut chicken lunch special at Charm Thai Kitchen in Rancho Bernardo!

Pei Wei Asian Diner

My favorite dish at Pei Wei are their outstanding fried rice bowls!  I could eat these everyday.  Particularly with the beef.  Definitely on par with their big brother, PF Chang.  Also shown here are their amazing Crab Wontons.  Crispy handcrafted dumplings filled with crab, cream cheese, red bell peppers and scallions served on a bed of tasty sweet chile sauce. 

Charm Thai Kitchen

Outstanding Pad Thai lunch special at CTK!  I just wish they put the salad on a separate plate.  It unfortunately tends to sympathetically absorb warmth from the hot food. 

Iron Wok

Outstanding teriyaki beef bowl at Iron Wok!

Thai Time

I’ve had quite a bit of Pad Thai around SoCal, but our own Ramona Thai Time is probably the best I’ve had. By far the best presentation too.If you haven’t tried Pad Thai, it’s simply stir fried rice noodles with egg, green onion, bean sprouts and ground peanuts. A traditionally spicy dish, it reminds me of a Chinese Kung Pao in a way, although with noodles. Maybe it’s the peanuts, I don’t know.

At Thai Time you can get it made with a variety of proteins, or vegetarian, ranging from $8.95 to $13.95. This time I got it Combo style, which includes shrimp, chicken, pork and beef for $12.95. It was excellent.

All the folks working there are friendly and bubbly… Always enjoy visiting for a great meal.


Pei Wei Asian Diner

Sometimes at Pei Wei I like to get their Pad Thai.  Pretty good, I just need to remember to tell them to hold the tofu.  đŸ˜±  Not sure why they feel the need to add that substance when it already comes with a choice of protein.  I can’t speak to the authenticity, but I’ve never had my Pad Thai made with tofu in a Thai restaurant.  


Pei Wei Asian Diner

Continuing my tour of Pei Wei’s new Susie offerings.  This time the so-called Mango California Roll.  I’m not gonna sugarcoat it.  I am not a fan of most fruits, thus I was not looking forward to trying this.  Actually wasn’t that bad (with liberal daubs of wasabi).  There really was not a discernible fruit taste to it.  As with most sushi rolls, all the ingredients just tend to homogenize in your mouth anyway and it’s difficult to tell what you’re really eating.  


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