Peking Restaurant

The search for something permanent is one of the deepest of the instincts leading men to philosophy.
Bertrand Russell – A History of Western Philosophy

peking.cafe.4348We sometimes use to walk by this place on the way home from school.  Bright colored neon and the sweeping curves didn’t quite fit in with the rest of the block.  Usually we went down back streets as the liquor store across the street had a big candy display by the door and my mom liked to avoid temptation and there was so much to tempt me inside that dark mysterious store…

peking.cafe.3130Place looks the same on the outside as when I was a kindergartener. 

peking.cafe.3138Inside it looks like it has been freshened. 

peking.cafe.3137peking.cafe.3135There are still the cool Chinese style lanterns but the historical photos seem new… 

peking.cafe.3144Food is still served on a rolling cart.

peking.cafe.3140Won ton strips were crunchy and had delicious fried pastry flavor.

peking.cafe.3147Won ton soup had small pork won tons with good flavor.  Slices of bbq pork were tender and had a nice flavor.

peking.cafe.3150House lo mein had chicken, shrimp, and beef.  All were tender and had good flavor.  peking.cafe.3156

peking.cafe.3154Quon Yick noodles taste ok but different from the retail packaged noodles my mom use to make lo mein with…

Lady who served us was one of the nicest people we have met.  Turned out her family owns the restaurant and she told us how the restaurant has been operating since 1931.  I like things that last.

Peking Restaurant
2877 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92104

4 Replies to “Peking Restaurant”

  1. I’ve probably passed this place a million times and have never gone in. One of these days! It looks like comforting food.

    1. It’s like being in a time machine. Quite different from all the asian fusion places we have now.

  2. Maggie Addleman says: Reply

    The outside picture of the neon sign is my favorite! Segway from childhood memories to present day interior design was nicely done.

    1. Thanks! I need to go out at night more.

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