Sunday, October 9, 2011

Koon Thai Kitchen

Larb Woonsen

Pad Kee Ma

Salmon Panang Curry
Tom Ka
Rating: One thumb up (Miko), one sideways (Jenne)
Date: 10/9/11
Time in: 6:45 PM
Servers' recommendations: Tod Mun Goong (deep-fried shrimp patties), Moo Ping (grilled marinated pork), Pla Salmon Rod, Ka Po Moo Krob, (crispy pork), Panang Salmon
What we ordered: Tom Ka Soup, Larb Woonsen, Panang Salmon, Ka Po Moo Krob, Pad Kee Ma, 3 desserts (2 mango with sticky rice and 1 Bua Loy)
Number in our party: 4 (Sarah and Sarah as guest critics today)
Final check amount: $62.50
  • I (Miko) had a total girl-crush on the waitress.  She was frickin' ADORABLE.  
  • The default spice level is too intense for me -- I (Miko) would get everything mild next time.  But I am also a huge wimp.
  • The pork was definitely the best dish.
  • The salmon was a little overdone.
  • This would be a good date spot. 
  • The sticky rice had crunchy rice bits instead of the usual sesame seeds.  God, these desserts are so tasty.
  • I (Miko) had never had Bua Loy before...and I would come back just to eat this.  Mochi balls in sweet coconut milk with a hint of salt... So delicious...
Address: 3860 Convoy St, Ste 102
Phone number: 858.514.8111
Accepts credit cards? Yes
Crowded lot with itty-bitty spaces
Ideal group size:
Available vegetarian options: Tons

Noise level: 2

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Rosa's Pizza

The light wasn't very good, but you can just barely see the delicious cheese crust along the side!

Rating: Two thumbs up (Three, including Glennis.)
Date: 10/2/11
Time in: 6:40 PM
Time out: 7:12 PM
Servers' recommendations: Hawaiian pizza.
What we ordered: One slice of Hawaiian pizza.
Number in our party: 3
Final check amount: $3.78
  • We were really not excited to try Rosa's Pizza -- when we try places on Convoy, we're usually in the mood for Asian cuisine.
  • It's a teeny place with nowhere to sit inside.
  • But it was surprisingly good!  Neither of us are that big on pizza, but if wanted any, we would come here again.
  • It smelled delicious inside.
  • It had mini-X-factor. (A post explaining the X-factor is coming soon!)

Address: 3860 Convoy St
Phone number: 858.277.8822
Accepts credit cards? Yes
Crowded lot with the tiniest spaces ever.
Ideal group size:
1-4, unless you're getting a pizza to go.
Available vegetarian options:
Veggie or cheese pizza. Eggplant parmesan, spaghetti, eggplant sandwich.
Noise level: 2.

Palomino #3

Surfo (steak and shrimp) burrito

Rating: Two sideways thumbs (Glennis gave them a thumbs up, but she's a huge softie.)
Date: 10/2/11
Time in: 6:45 PM
Time out: 7:12 PM
Servers' recommendations: Milanesa, Surfo Burrito, California Burrito
What we ordered: Surfo Burrito   
Number in our party: 3 (Glennis is guest critic today.)
Final check amount: $7.49
  • The food is fine, but it doesn't distinguish itself from any other taco shop in San Diego. 
  • The staff was really nice, though, so I felt guilty writing the sentence above.
  • The carne asada in the burrito was not grilled -- that was Glennis's one criticism.
Address: 3860 Convoy St, Ste 101
Phone number: 858.279.4025
Accepts credit cards?
Private plaza, teeny tiny spaces
Ideal group size:
Available vegetarian options:
Mexican food standards, e.g. chile relleno