Silver Ark

I was hungry. Therefore, it was pretty easy to persuade me to try a new restaurant… Silver Ark in Mira Mesa. It’s next to Rite Aid (who is apparently welcoming Sav-on customers or at least that’s what their giant sign says).

And when I say new, I mean no one else has heard of this place. We were the only two customers. Even so, the service was poor. After they brought out our food, they didn’t come by to check if we needed anything or ask how the food was. I did like the decor though. The rich blue and yellow. If you look closely at the chairs and the floor, it seemed regal.

Seafood Chow Mein ($12.95 or $13.95) - sorry, but I didn’t take the detailed receipt. I enjoyed the jumbo shrimp on top of the fried noodles. There is a sauce, which is poured over the noodles. It makes the noodles less crispy, which is how I prefer it. There were other types of seafood (fish, squid, and scallops) and veggies, but I didn’t try them. Honestly, this wasn’t my idea of chow mein. It was more like a bird’s nest.

Bowl of rice ($1). I don’t think they should charge extra for a staple such as rice. How else would Asians eat?

Fish Fillet Portuguese Style ($10.95 or $11.95). I felt like having a little adventure and trying something different. Having been to Portugal, I was pretty sure the Portuguese don’t cook with curry in their foods… nonetheless, when I first tried it, I thought it was delicious. The lightly fried fish still maintained a nice juiciness and the curry sauce had a little spicy kick to it. This dish reminded me of the delicious Honey Shrimp at Tea Wiz/ Tea Rex near SDSU. (Too bad it’s not offered anymore.) But after a while, I grew tired of this dish… almost losing my appetite. I’m not sure why.

Anyway, Silver Ark offers seafood, BBQ, and dim sum. We went for dinner and sadly missed out on the dim sum. Maybe that would have been a better experience.

Silver Ark
8993 Mira Mesa Blvd.
San Diego CA 92126
(858) 537-9683

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