“Whining” over some wine at Trislers in Mission Valley with some old friends. One friend said I haven’t looked happier and guess what, he is right, life is good.
I have praised, I have encouraged, I have jumped up and down getting your attention about Jump Tokyo long enough, if you haven’t listened that is your fault, not mine.
This place says hello to you like a long lost friend, serves you like a close friend, and makes sure you leave full and happy.
Once again we started with our usual salmon and yellowtail sushi. Yellowtail won this time.
We then ordered two additional rolls which rocked and like always surprised us with a free treat. This time it was carved out cucumber looking like celery filled with fresh fish, avocado, and massago. Might have been one of the best spur of the moment treats the chef has sprung on us.
This place never fails and always makes us leave with full bellies and even bigger smiles on our face. Thanks Jump Tokyo!
My friend Jen and I love, and I mean love, Thai food. We are always looking for the best Pad See Ew, plus for the best bang for our buck. There is a local place called Jade Thai which is now under new ownership, plus added a Chinese menu as well. We figured, we enjoyed the last place, didn’t love it, but lets see what the new owners have up their sleeve. There is a BIG banner outside saying 10-20% off, but doesn’t say off what. The lunch menu looks perfect, but sadly it was dinner time.
We both went with our usual orders of Pad See Ew, Jen got super spicy like an 8 and I got a 3-4. We both got it with chicken too.
I give this dish a 6.5 out 10. The score dropped mostly due to the chicken. I think if I got it with shrimp or tofu, it would be an 8 or higher. One thing I really enjoyed was the little black beans mixed in the dish that took on more of a caper taste, than a bean. Huge portions too, which was exciting to have lunch for the next day.
At the end of the meal we were giving a fortune cookie. To my surprise, I had two! I thought I was going to be given lots of fortunes, but when they were were exactly the same I laughed. At least it was a double wammy of the same good fortune.
Lastly, our bill arrived. We finally caught on to what the BIG banner refers to. If you pay cash, you get 20% off. If you pay by debit or credit you get 10%. Interesting concept. Not sure if I love it or not since I am a debit card kind of girl.
I do recommend coming to check out Jade Thai in Mission Valley/Mission Gorge. I know I will be going back to try out the lunch menu and the Chinese menu.
The other day I had Ryan sitting across the table from me with complete plate envy! We had walked down to our favorite local spot, McGregor’s Grill and Ale House. I was thinking I was going to get some tacos or something, but they had some special Octoberfest menu items. I got a Bratwurst sandwich served on a soft Vienna roll with Sauerkraut and Swiss cheese. It also came with mustard and super crispy pickle slices. Wow this was good! I was also entertained when I would put it back down on my plate and I was covered in poppy seeds, it reminded me of that book cover from Oprah’s book club “A Million Little Pieces.”
McGregor’s continues to impress me more and more. I highly recommend heading down this this Mission Valley gem for a surprisingly delicious dinner and I also recommend sitting in Megan’s section, she rocks!