Lunch: Tuna sandwich from the donut shop. Toasty bread, lots of veggies. The only thing I didn’t really like was the alfalfa sprouts. Don’t know why but never really liked them.
Breakfast: “Pineapple” bun from 85C Bakery. It’s got buttermilk in the middle. Sweet, but not too overwhelmingly sweet. Very good :]
Lunch with SDers: Ojiya! So I’ve been really wanting to take my friends to Ojiya since they’ve never been, but I had a minor fail because what I really wanted them to try were on the dinner menu, but we went during lunch -.-” Anyway, they still really enjoyed it, so that’s a relief. We got two lunch sets. One is real crab California roll with miso marinated black cod. The other one is fried pork tenderloin with baked salmon. Both sets came with miso soup, rice, potato salad, and greens salad with their house special dressing. I’m not sure what the dressing is but it’s delicious! I thought both the pork and the salmon were a little too dry, so that’s a bummer, but the California roll and black cod were really good. We also ordered some sushi: scallop (my fav), tuna, salmon, and uni (sea urchin).
Breakfast: white toast with raisin baked in chocolate cake from 85C Bakery. So this is pretty nifty. You get a bunch of different flavors in just one item! The mild-tasting bread, sweet raisins, and slightly sweet chocolate cake. I’ve had this before at other places, so it’s nothing special, but I was craving some chocolate cake and this hit the spot.
Breakfast: Japanese sweet bread from 85C Bakery. This place is pretty ridiculous. They got lines out the door, no matter what time of day! They even need someone to regulate the line for people to enter the bakery to pick out breads. Then there’s another line you get into to pay for the bread. Anyway, I have to say, though, this sweet bread is pretty god damn good. Definitely worth the wait.
Dinner: Bro and I went to Kula Sushi Bar in Irvine. If you’ve never been, or seen a revolving sushi bar, it’s basically sushi on plates going round and round on a conveyor belt, and you pick up whatever looks good. Instant sushi! We got a bunch of different sushi and rolls, also ordered udon. The both of us ended up chowing down 19 plates worth of stuff. They’re not very big because they want you to grab more stuff since they charge by the plate ($2 each), but we were pretty full at the end of it. This is a sushi quick fix and not really the best sushi in town, but they’re open late (until 11) so we go there when we got a craving.
Lunch: Cafe Terrace. I got the half mesquite chicken sandwich on sourdough, which had lettuce, tomato, bell peppers, olives!, and cheese and cup of chicken noodle soup. He got the turkey panini, which had the same veggies. I have to say, I’m not entirely sure this place deserves the 4.5/5 stars that yelpers gave, but they do have very good service. I thought the sandwich was okay. The chicken was pretty good and I love all the veggies they put on there, but it wasn’t amazing. The turkey panini wasn’t on the right bread and didn’t taste right, for some reason, even though it wasn’t bad. The owner (or son of owner), Andrew, was really cool, though. He even asked for our names and shook hands with us. Also gave us 10% off because it was our first time there! Anyway, he also gave us cookies at the end of the meal. Pretty cool. I also got the strawberry banana smoothie, which normally is strong in banana flavor everywhere else, but not here. It was mostly tangy strawberry flavor, which I don’t particularly mind, but I just expected more banana!
Anyway, I might come back here because they’re nice, but not for the food.
Dinner: Daikokuya with bro. In addition to the ramen and fried rice, we ordered the grilled sausage and gyoza this time. Sausage was very good, but gyoza was meh. I don’t think I’ll ever order their gyoza again.
Breakfast: Cherries and pudding bread from J.J. Bakery.
Dinner: Tea Lane! I got the pickled vegetable and shredded pork noodles. Bro got the bean curd with shredded pork and rice with curried potatoes and tomato eggs as sides. Also: spicy dumplings and mixed marinated stuff. I love their noodles! So good.