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
This was a huge disappointment. The broth was bland, the seafood ingredients scarce. Yes it’s only $5.99, but I feel like I could have easily thrown together various ingredients from my kitchen and come up with something a million times better.
Crispy Pan Fried Noodles
Mr. K loves crispy pan fried noodles, so we decided to give it a shot. I didn’t have high expectations, but this was surprisingly decent, especially at $5.99. I prefer the thinner egg noodles, but the noodles were nice and crispy and there was a good amount of gravy and toppings.
Sauteed Intestines with Basil
I couldn’t resist. I really enjoy pork intestine and they are pain to prepare so I like to order it when I go out. This basil version had flavors similar to their three cup chicken and I really liked the flavor of the fried basil.
Of course we always get the milk tea because it’s buy 1 get 1 free (all the drinks under the milk tea and iced flavored tea sections are). The tapioca pearls are a bit too mushy, but the milk tea tastes pretty good and it ends up being only $1.50 a cup.