Pearl Chinese Cuisine

Ducks fly by the lake
Peking Duck on Pearl menu
A coincidence…

Front entrance.
Front entrance.

Entrance.
Entrance.
My niece's wedding reception. Pearl in the background.
My niece’s wedding reception. Pearl in the background.

I was excited when I got the wedding reception invite as I had never visited Pearl before and I would not be able to attend the out of state wedding of my niece.  It’s really elegant inside and there were lots of people taking photos outside around the cool artificial lake.

Pearl bbq cold plate
Pearl bbq cold plate

Pearl bbq cold plate – Loved the rich flavors from the soy sauce chicken.  Excellent balance between the chicken and soy sauce.  The roasted duck had a delicious mix of gamey duck and 5 spice flavors.  Bbq pork had strong bbq flavor on top of the mild pork flavor.  Really tender delicious meats.

Cubed filet mignon with garlic in bird's nest.
Cubed filet mignon with garlic in bird’s nest.

Cubed filet mignon with garlic in bird’s nest – Filet mignon was melt in your mouth tender and had delicious flavor like the beef in broccoli and beef.  Bird’s nest was lovely till it was broken up.  Not a fan of super crunchy noodles.

Bread to go with Peking duck.
Bread to go with Peking duck.
Peking duck.
Peking duck.

Peking duck –  Crunchy skin, tender meat, delicious flavor.  Eaten with the bun it was like a roasted duck cha sui bao.  🙂  My fav dish of the evening.

Lobster with ginger and scallion sauce.
Lobster with ginger and scallion sauce.

Lobster with ginger and scallion sauce – Tender perfectly cooked lobster with delicious ginger and scallion flavor.  My 2nd fav dish of the evening.

Tea smoked Chilean sea bass.
Tea smoked Chilean sea bass.

Tea smoked Chilean sea bass – Sea bass is one of my fav fishes.  The preparation was superb.  Fish was delicate and flaky, melted in my mouth.  Flavor from the tea smoking was awesome.  Tied for 2nd fav dish.

Garlic roasted chicken.
Garlic roasted chicken.

Garlic roasted chicken – Nice crispy skin and juicy tender meat.  Very strong garlic flavor

Seafood fried rice.
Seafood fried rice.

Seafood fried rice – Shrimp was tender and had excellent flavor.  Didn’t detect any smoky aroma from the wok on the rice which would have made this an excellent fried rice.

Mango pudding.
Mango pudding.

Mango pudding – Tasted like delicious mango jello.  🙂

Chinese wedding cake.
Chinese wedding cake.

I paced myself so I had just enough room for the Chinese wedding cake at the end.  It was an awesome evening and I had a lot of delicious food.  Next time I visit I want to try the dim sum.

Faye from Faye’s Fork has been here and so has Kirk from mmm-yoso!!!

Pearl Chinese Cuisine
11666 Avena Pl
San Diego, CA 92128

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6 Comment

  1. Faye says: Reply

    I was just there for dim sum this week Soo! I attended a wedding reception here YEARS ago and thought the food wasn’t bad. So the cold platter also included duck? So two duck servings that day. Lucky you. I LOVE Chilean sea bass but it’s expensive on their dinner menu here. Everything is kinda pricey here. They recently raised their dim sum prices too. And now charge for hot sauce (if you don’t order the hot tea).

    1. Soo says: Reply

      Lucky! Is there a weekday dim sum deal? I’m thinking of doing a long weekday lunch. 🙂

      Yes I had duck twice that night! 🙂 The Peking duck was more crunchy and flavorful but the duck on the cold platter was my fav meat on the platter. Are there other places I should check out for great Chilean sea bass? I really love the fried sea bass at Sally’s Seafood On The Water.

  2. Maggie Addleman says: Reply

    The Chilean sea bass was my favorite too! The filet mignon with asparagus was wonderful too. Such a beautiful event hosted by Jing and Cindy. We will have to come back.

    1. Soo says: Reply

      We should go for lunch! Maybe they will have the baked cha sui bao you like…

  3. We had our wedding here! Sea bass and the filet mignon were my favorite dishes. It seems like forever since I’ve been to a wedding here though. I’ve always favored a 10 course meal over other food at weddings hehe.

  4. You are wise. I don’t think I’ve had better food at a San Diego wedding…

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