A Café – CLOSED

Rating: Two thumbs up
Date: 4/9/11
Time In: 1:40 PM
Time out: Hours later
Server’s recommendations: Deep fried chicken wings w/ spicy salt, diced filet mignon in black pepper sauce, beef or chicken chow fun
What we ordered: Deep-fried chicken wings, beef wrap, pan-fried Chinese broccoli w/ wine sauce, beef brisket noodle soup, fish & egg chow mein, kiwi juice, guava lemon juice, honey pomelo drink, shaved ice, waffle with ice cream
Number in our party: 3
Final check amount: ≈ $62

NOTES

  • Apparently, Howie, Jenne, and I were trying to eat our way through the whole menu.  This is a very reasonably priced place, and most people would not end up spending $25 each on a meal here.  We just couldn’t stop.
  • We would come back just for the juices.  They are cheap and amazing.
  • The Fish & Egg Chow Mein was our favorite.  We especially enjoyed the way the crispy noodles went soft as they soaked up fish & egg sauce.  Sounds gross, but it’s so good.
  • The beef wrap is pretty delish — it’s a little sweet, but the meat is juicy and fatty.
  • The chicken wings are moist inside, but they’re a little greasy, and they would be much improved by more salt and MSG.
  • The greens are good, but I’d rather have the sauteed greens at Dumpling Inn. (Miko)
  • Beef noodle soup: the texture of the meat is good.  According to Howie, the flat noodles aren’t traditional, but Jenne and I like them.
  • The desserts were ginormous.  They are meant to be shared between three people at least.  Although that didn’t stop us from ordering two.

RESTAURANT INFORMATION
Address: 4646 Convoy St
Phone number: 858.874.6989
Accepts credit cards?  Yes
Parking: Private lot shared with rest of plaza — it can get a little crazy, but you can usually find a spot if you drive around a few times.  But the spaces are teeny.
Ideal group size: 3-4
Available vegetarian options: The vegetarian section on the menu includes: vegetables, fried Rice, and lo mein.
Noise level: 3
Chopsticks: Came with the meal.

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