An oversize ceramic Big Mac piggy bank - $10. I take that back, could be the original Big Boy.
Glazed in bright colors and very kitschy. You know you want one... Made in Mexico. Spotted at Cali Baguette Express (ECB) of all places. Their nick-nacks section seems to be expanding. Lunch from there was a foot long Banh Mi Xiu Mai - $3.25, and those twofer Cha Gio egg rolls (smooth wrapper today) - $1.
Cali Baguette Express, 5125 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115
Later the day I had this crazy intense craving for Mì that came out of nowhere. So dinner was a Roast Duck Egg Noodles Soup, aka No. 13, at Hing Ky Mi Gia (their sign still says "Tan Ki Mi Gia") up the street. Was a nice fill for $6.50.
Asked for extra flat leaf chives and those wonderful pork cracklins (they don't call it that for nothing!). Tonight the duck was pretty decent and the amber soup was spot on (past visits here and here). This was great. I think coming in late the evening may have helped, at least for the soup. Note to self.
Hing Ky Mi Gia, 5237 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115