The Best San Diego Dishes of 2019

San Diego has almost too many amazing dishes to count, from Mexican delicacies such as rolled tacos and burritos to heaping plates of pad see ew and Thai-style papaya salad to Russian-Georgian chakapuli, pizza, xiao long bao … In an effort to help you narrow down the abundant choices, we’ve picked out some of our favorites, specifically from the newest and most popular restaurants of 2019.

Fisherman Stew at Candor (3.8 miles from Pacific Terrace)

Like an unexpected twist on pasta alla frutti di mare, Candor’s fishermen stew brings together salmon, mussels, clams, lobster, shrimp and the catch of the day in a saffron-tomato broth.

Seolleongtang From Woomiok (7.2 miles from Pacific Terrace)

Woomiok Korean restaurant’s bowls of seolleongtang combine freshly salted bone broth with thick noodles, brisket, and scallions — all served with banchan side dishes. 

Opah Pastrami Toast at Fort Oak (8.6 miles from Pacific Terrace)

Fort Oak’s Opah pastrami toast pairs French gribiche sauce with pickled shallots, an herb salad, egg-yolk caviar, and mustard seed.

Ramen From HiroNori (9.9 miles from Pacific Terrace)

Delicious ramen bowls from HiroNori start with creamy vegetable-based, shoyu, or tonkotsu broth. Then choose thick or thin noodles and add exotic toppings such as bamboo, kaiware sprouts, and wood-ear mushrooms. 

Cereal-Based Sweets at The Morning After (10.4 miles from Pacific Terrace) (now closed)

Sweets from The Morning After’s menu include waffles and French toast topped with ingredients such as mascarpone buttercream and your favorite nostalgic 1990s cereals. 

Memphis BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich From Kindred (11.9 miles from Pacific Terrace)

Gothic-infused South Park eatery Kindred’s Memphis BBQ jackfruit sandwich boasts green-chili aioli, pickles, Dijon mustard, and a chicken-esque, soy-based meat.

Mashed-Potato Waffles From North Park Breakfast Company (10 miles from Pacific Terrace)

Mashed-potato waffles at the Gaslamp Breakfast Company update a breakfast staple with cheese sauce, green onions, eggs, and spiced sausage. 

Wood-Fired Pizza From Herb & Sea (21.4 miles from Pacific Terrace)

At Encinitas’ Herb & Sea, wood-fired pizzas are made with your choice of broccolini and ricotta, figs and duck confit, fall vegetables and goat cheese, or the classic TBM (tomato, mozzarella, basil). 

Pomme Salad From Jeune et Jolie (31 miles from Pacific Terrace)

The pomme salad from Carlsbad nouvelle-French restaurant Jeune et Jolie incorporates not only apples, but celery, black walnuts, and Auvergnois blue cheese.

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