We recently went for a revisit to Yu’s Garden. While it’s not the best Chinese food in San Diego, the 100+ choices and cheap prices (just about everything is under $9) have us coming back every once in a while.

You can do a combination plate from their already prepared dishes which sit at the front of the restaurant and/or you can also order off of the menu. We usually do a combination of both.

Green beans and tripe

We started with a combination plate of green beans and marinated tripe. The green beans were surprisingly good. Crisp, green, with a savory garlic sauce. I’d definitely get this one again. The tripe was okay, a bit too soft and mushy.

Seafood Noodle Soup

These pesto egg bacon cups are my take on “green eggs and ham.” They are easy, portable, and delicious.

Who doesn’t like the idea of eating green eggs and ham? It’s such a fun concept, putting to reality a book many of us grew up reading.

If you haven’t already noticed, I adore the color green (and purple). I tend to really like green foods like pesto and matcha green tea. I’m actually constantly having a chicken or the egg/which came first debate about my favorite foods. Am I drawn to pesto because it is bright green or do I just really enjoy the flavor?  I really don’t know the answer.

My garden bed has been blooming like crazy. I’m not really sure what happened. For a long while, I was struggling to keep it alive. I may have had to go to Home Depot several times to replace plants that kept dying on me. Then one day, all the plants just seemed to bloom overnight and now the herb garden bed is overflowing with luscious greens.


Tpumps is a boba tea shop chain that has become very popular in Northern California. During my last visit home, my sister introduced me to this newest trend in tapioca tea: adding multiple pumps of flavored syrups.

Truthfully, I didn’t think I would enjoy it, but the endless lines when we passed by had me intrigued.

On the day we visited, there was a line, but with so many employees working, it moves very fast. I found it a little amusing that a firetruck had pulled over to the side and there was a group of firemen inside waiting for their drink orders.

A standard drink allows you up to three pump flavors and there’s quite a few to choose from, ranging from fruit flavors to almond roca and pumpkin spice. Here is what we ended up with.