Red Moon Noodle House recently opened on Convoy Street, in the same plaza as Tapioca Express, Tofu House, Crab Hut, etc. I like to think of the plaza as one of the worst parking plazas in San Diego.

I had glanced at the menu in passing previously and was a little confused by their offerings. There were some Chinese dishes, Thai dishes, Japanese dishes. We were in the area the other day running errands and decided to stop by.

The small cafe is a small operation, with the Chinese owners doing most of the cooking. The front of the restaurant is run by a cheerful young woman who checked up on us often.

The menu is pretty limited and each entree comes with rice. There weren’t really any options for a family sharing style meal which Chinese restaurant usually offer. I used yelp as a reference for some recommendations.

Walnut Shrimp

The portions here were more like individual entree portions rather than large Chinese plate portions meant to be shared. I was a little disappointed with the portion size. The mayonnaise on the shrimp was a little bit on the watery side.

SDRW Kickoff Giveaway

I have one more San Diego Restaurant Week related giveaway. Restaurant Week runs from September 16-21, but for the first time, there will be a kick-off event on Friday, September 14, 2012. During this kick-off event, more than 30 restaurants participating during Restaurant Week will be giving a taste of their offerings. Tickets are $75 per person for unlimited tastes and drinks and you can purchase tickets here. Or you can win a pair of tickets on my blog.

It’s obviously impossible to try every restaurant during restaurant week, but this is a chance to get a taste of quite a few of them at once. You can find the list of restaurants participating and more about the event here.

The event will take place on Friday, September 14, 2012 from 5:00-9:00 PM at the Broadway Pier in the Port Pavilion.

Along with the Oreo Truffle Chocolate Chip Cookies I made last week, I also made some extra dough so I could make a few Nutella stuffed ones.

I’ve made Nutella stuffed cookies before but with different chocolate chip cookie dough. I like this version better. I especially like how the cookies came out. Big, fat, and so pretty. I felt like I had bought these rather than make them.

Each one has a thin layer of Nutella inside. *Happy Sigh*