Your Story

your-story-sd-6Your Story softly opened last week. The sit-down restaurant is from the owner of the Up2You cafes and focuses on featuring savory Asian fusion dishes.

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It’s located in the same plaza as Bing Haus, and we’ve been peeking in at the progress the last few months. I was especially intrigued after they set up this enormous robot statute. I didn’t recognize the character, but my friend told me it is Voltes V.
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The interior of the restaurant makes me feel like I have been transported to a cafe in Japan. It’s full of larger than life Japanese characters, anime and more.
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The menu though, is a little more realistic (in a good way). It features a lot of Asian dishes (mainly Thai) with a twist.

Morning Glory
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Morning glory, also known as water spinach, served tempura style along with fried shrimp tempura and a side of lime vinaigrette. Water spinach is a pretty common vegetable used in Asian cuisine, but I’ve never eaten it fried before. I thought the tempura was well executed. It was light, crispy and not too greasy.

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We really enjoyed the vinaigrette. The acidity and spice cut into the fat and tasted wonderful with the tempura batter.

Chicken Satay Brick Toast
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If you’ve been to the Up2You cafes, you know they are known for their honey brick toast. I was looking forward to trying a savory version and they currently offer three kinds.

The thick slice of bread is buttered and toasted and topped with cheese, chicken satay, cucumber salad and a side of peanut butter sauce. I felt like their needed to be a little more chicken to eat with so much bread, but it was still interesting to try.

AZN Chicken Waffle
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This is the one I was looking most forward to trying. Instead of a traditional waffle, Your Story uses a Hong Kong style egg waffle. However, they’ve reduced the sweetness and added some spices (I believe I tasted nutmeg). The fried chicken is a large piece of chicken that is prepared Taiwanese-style and flavored with five spice powder. It’s similar to Taiwanese popcorn chicken or Taiwanese fried pork chop.

I love Hong Kong egg waffles and I love Taiwanese popcorn chicken, so this was right up my alley. I did feel that the waffle was a little tough. It was hard to cut and hard to break off. Usually, you can break off each individual puff quite easily.

Dorayaki
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Dorayaki is a Japanese dessert which consists of two pancakes sandwiched with a red bean filling. It is also a favorite snack for Doraemon. Your Story’s version is larger than the traditional version, topped with ice cream and warm matcha sauce.

I felt the pancakes were a little bit too chewy, but I really enjoyed the matcha sauce which wasn’t overly sweet and had a deep matcha flavor.

Overall, we had a pretty good first visit. The staff was very nice and attentive and took time to ask what we thought of each of the dishes. I like the creativity of the menu and I’m looking forward to seeing how the restaurant develops.

Your Story
4403 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111
https://www.instagram.com/yourstorysd/

 

 

2 comments on “Your Story”

  1. Great first look Kirbie.   I remember seeing the empty storefront last year when I went to Bing Haus.  Those dishes look good, especially the egg waffle and chicken (although it is five spice powder flavor). I love the photo of the green tea sauce being poured over the red bean pancakes. Pretty colors!

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