Thursday, May 11, 2006

5/11/06 - I can not BELIEVE that I haven't written about Dao Sun on El Cajon Blvd (near Texas St)...shame on me!

First off, this hole-in-the-wall doesn't have a parking lot, and sometimes street parking can be tricky. The guy who takes your order is normally this kooky kind of waiter/cashier who likes to make little snide jokes on the side, but he says them so fast that sometimes it's hard to catch :). If you engage in a little banter, then he'll give much better service.

Back to the star of the blog - the food. Try the garlic chicken that is like a lightly-battered & fried delight doused in a yummy sweetly-tangy garlic sauce served on white rice. It hits the spot just right. And then there's the pork w/lemongrass (oh my f**k - it's delish!)...they also have summer rolls, and spring rolls that you wrap w/lettuce and cilantro w/a nice sweet & spicy sauce. I haven't had one of those in years, and I love 'em!

However, stay away from the tonkatsu (pork cutlet) as it was too dry. This place is one of those joints that has multiple Asian items, but is really good at one type (in this case Vietnamese). Not that I have a problem w/those restaurants (once I find out which cuisine they're good at).

Prices here are $12 - $15 per person for dinner, and slightly less for lunch. You will like it, I'm sure.

Oh - and just 2 doors west of Dao Sun is Pomegranate. It's a eastern european eatery (I think Latvian or something like that). I ate there once w/a friend, and was very smitten with their salad sampler. Now, "salad" seems to be something much heartier in eastern Europer than lettuce-type stuff...think along the lines of potato salad or a bean salad. Anyhow, I'm going to have to revisit that place & get the names of the other stuff I ate - so more later on Pmegranate. But, this place wasn't too cheap so it's not going to be a common hangout.


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