Friday, February 04, 2005

Yakisoba bento at Mitsuwa Marketplace - Costa Mesa

So I decided to get some yakisoba from Mitsuwa today. It's about the cheapest thing at the Mitsuwa bento box section at the back of the store. $2.25 plus tax for a pretty filling lunch (at least for me)

Here it is. The yakisoba was good, although the onions in it were a bit strong as they were still almost raw.

These are called takoyaki. Essentially small octopus tentacles wrapped in a pancake-like batter which is then deep fried and dusted with bonito flakes and squirted with soy. It's probably my favorite thing in this bento. Here I've dissected it. You can see a little bit of the octopus.


At 1:42 PM, Blogger Terrie said...

The yakisoba at the Marukai food court in Costa Mesa (Harbor at Baker) is the best we have found so far. We recommend the chicken or shrimp versions. There is a sweet lady who works there on Wednesdays and Saturdays - she will take good care of you.

Have you eaten at Anjin? It's a Japanese steakhouse located not too far from Mitsuwa on Bristol between Paularino and Baker (near the O.C. Public Library Technology Branch). You cook your own beef and seafood on a tabletop grill. You can order side dishes of salad, noodles and rice cooked in their kitchen. Super yummy!

At 1:28 PM, Blogger elmomonster said...

Haven't been to Anjin, since I never realized that's what it was. Sounds interesting. Will have to check it out one of these days.

At 6:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anjin is nice, but its a little pricey. I enjoy going to Tsuruhashi in Fountain Valley or the place on baker and bear.

At 6:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you know of any restaurants up in North County - West Anaheim or abouts - that serve good yakisoba?


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