rworange has discovered “the glories of the baked pork chop cutlets with spaghetti” at Jac’s Asian Bistro. “The huge plate of spaghetti came bubbling from the oven covered with two large breaded pork chops. I can’t remember when I’ve eaten so much food in one sitting. But there are times you need to submit to hot, primal, cheesy, bubbly goodness and enjoy every last bite.”

There is a choice of red and white sauce (rworange tried the red sauce, which is similar to something from a Chef Boyardee can), while the cheese was of the “yellow longhorn” variety. “There is an art … a true skill … to turning such ungourmet ingredients into a wildly delicious and satisfying dish. It is comfort food in the highest form. I salute you Jac.”

For $8.88, you get pork chop cutlets with garlic bread and Russian borscht. Yes, borscht. But rworange likes Jac’s “slight wackiness,” including the fact that the salmon and avocado egg rolls are only served on Sunday. But you should probably be aware that there are three menus: rworange was only given the Hong Kong one after asking about the cutlets.

It’s open until midnight most of the week, and 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Jac’s Asian Bistro [East Bay]
10166 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito

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