Cat and I have been working later and later nights lately, with no sign of any letup until Thanksgiving. Plus, classes at UCI are starting up again, which means Cat's schedule will become even tighter, since she'll be teaching again.
Bottom line? We rarely have the time or energy to cook anymore. However, man cannot live on TV dinners, ramen, and canned soup alone, so I'm looking for some high quality cheap eats closer to work or home (Irvine, Huntington Beach, Lake Forest, Westminster, Garden Grove, Fountain Valley, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach) to fill in the gaps.
Price range: Under $10/person, including tax & tip. We're on a tight budget. Most items on the menu should fall within this price restriction.
Examples of good food at great values:
Mitsuwa (Food Court) - Costa Mesa
Red Onion Cafe - Irvine
Wholesome Choice (Food Court) - Irvine
Yu's Garden - Irvine
Takaraya - Irvine
Ebisu - Fountain Valley
Pho Bac Ky - Irvine
Kaju Soft Tofu - Irvine
What are your favorite places for a quick, weeknight dinner or takeout?