Brats Berlin

Brats Berlin is a new food truck in San Diego, owned by the same owners that also own Crepes Bonaparte.

When I’m looking for food trucks to dine at, one thing I’m looking for is a truck that serves items I can’t usually get. I don’t really want pizza or burgers. I want unique food.

One of the things that attracted me to Brats Berlin is that they serve exotic sausages: alligator, wild boar, kangaroo, and rattlesnake ($8 each). They also serve the more traditional ones as well ($6 each).

The truck also features artwork by local street artists which changes a few times a year, which really makes the truck stand out.

DH and I each chose a sausage to try.

Smoked Alligator and Antelope Andouille

I am so so so excited to share this recipe today. Not only is this pizza dough the easiest ever, but your entire pizza is ready in about 20 minutes from start to finish–including baking time. And the results are amazing.

No yeast, no rising time. The crust bubbles up and is crispy and thin. It tastes just like one of the fancy pizzas that are now trending at farm to table restaurants. This is so easy to make at home, I may never need to order it again at restaurants.

You can do whatever toppings you want. DH wanted the traditional pepperoni and cheese. I opted for a white sauceless pizza with figs and mushrooms. The possibilities are endless. Next time I want to add a fried egg, maybe drizzle some truffle oil.

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.