Posted by: Sean Carter | May 31, 2014

Welcome to Eating Through Roseville!

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I began a mission in August of 2011 to eat everywhere* in Roseville. I completed this mission, in a way, in late April of 2014 when I visited the last open business on my list. I’ve now visited over 200 restaurants, cafes, diners, delis, bistros, etc.

I’m no food critic. My writing skills are mediocre at best and I really didn’t know that much about food when I began. I still don’t know very much but I’ve definitely learned a lot as I encountered dishes, ingredients and even entire cuisines that I previously never tried before.

Originally my intent was simply to snap some quick photos of the food and post them to my personal Facebook page. It got a little bigger than that. I now have over 200 pages of write-ups and nearly 2500 photos documenting them. The above mosaic is built from these (click it for a bigger version).

Am I done? Not really. New places are always on the horizon and I intend to visit those too. Below there is a list of upcoming businesses that I am waiting on. If you know of something that I’ve missed, new or otherwise, please leave me a comment on the Submit a New Restaurant page.

Looking for a specific restaurant? Try the Completed Restaurants pages.

I’d like to thank all the people that have read and followed this blog over the past few years. Your comments, suggestions and criticisms helped direct me and your encouragement helped me find the motivation to keep going (on more than a few occasions). I am glad that you’ve found this to be informative/useful/entertaining. :)


So what’s next?

  • Cheese Louise
    • Where: Vernon & South Grant
    • What: Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
    • When: Unknown. Original target was mid-April
  • Chando’s Tacos
    • Where: Pleasant Grove & Highland Pointe
    • What: Tacos / Mexican
    • When: July
  • ASR Restaurant & Lounge
    • Where: North Sunrise & Eureka
    • What: Unknown
    • When: August
  • Blast 825 Pizza
    • Where: Galleria & Roseville Parkway
    • What: Pizza
    • When: July
  • Krush Burger
    • Where: Galleria Mall
    • What: Burgers / American
    • When: July
  • Crawfish Factory Seafood Restaurant
    • Where: Baseline & Foothills
    • What: Seafood
    • When: Unknown
  • House of Oliver
    • Where: Sierra College & Douglas
    • What: Upscale Wine Lounge with Food Pairing
    • When: August
  • The Monk’s Cellar
    • Where: Vernon St near Washington overpass
    • What: Brewery & Public House
    • When: Summer 2014
Posted by: Sean Carter | July 23, 2014

#208: Flame & Fire

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It took a few weeks but I finally made it out to Roseville’s first churrascaria, Flame & Fire.  This is a Brazilian steakhouse that has taken the spot of the long defunct night club Cloud 9 in a small shopping center on Pleasant Grove, where you will find Ninja Sushi, Granite’s Wings and Taj Oven.  They opened almost exactly a month ago on June 21st.  I had popped in that weekend to take a look and was greeted by the manager (I think he said his name was Miguel).  He enthusiastically told me about the restaurant, how it all worked and about all the different meats and salad bar items they had.  I’ve been pretty excited to come and try it out ever since.

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I was joined by recurring-dining-company Justin.  He beat me there by about 5 minutes and got a seat for the two of us just before 6PM.  I didn’t expect it to be that busy on a Thursday, but almost everyone that came in seemed to have a reservation (we were seated near one of the main dining room entrances which was right by the hostess’ podium).  The place wasn’t full, but easily half capacity at it’s peak when we left at around 7:30.  We only saw the main dining room and bar area, to the right and left respectively.  There seemed to be at least another dining room behind the bar and, based on a video slideshow I found via their Facebook page, apparently they have a huge patio as well.

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As I entered and found Justin at the table I was spotted by our server, who came to the table to greet me and then run through quite a primer on how everything worked.  This was our first time at a Brazilian steakhouse.  I was somewhat aware of the process but Justin was getting all this info for the first time.  Basically it is one price ($45 for dinner, I think $30 for lunch) for all you can eat.  There is good sized salad bar in the back corner with 20-35 items on it.  Then there are the meats.  Servers will come by periodically with meat on long skewers and slice off a piece for you.  If you want them to stop at your table then you flip a little coaster to the green side.  If you are good for the time being, and don’t want any more, then you flip it to the red side.  They generally cook the meats to about medium-rare, but will gladly cook items more well done on request.  Seems pretty simple.

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We started off over at the salad bar.  This isn’t your typical “I’m gonna grab some lettuce and then some toppings” salad bar.  Instead each item is very much it’s own thing, and honestly I’m not really familiar with most of what I saw.  I grabbed a small selection of things including grilled asparagus, some aged cheeses, a broccoli salad, some sort of corn & tomato salad, a fancy mashed potato looking thing and a thick slice of prosciutto.  Remember that video slideshow I mentioned a moment ago?  Go check that out (here’s the link again).  Tons of great photos of the salad bar items.  I didn’t want to get all up in the way during dinner with a camera.

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All of this was a pretty good start.  I was barely into the salad items before we started receiving meats from the roaming servers.  It was quickly apparent that the pace can be very, very quick here, if you want it to be.  The nice thing is that all you need to do is flip your coaster to red if you want to slow things down, and I did just that a few times.  I forgot to write down what the very first meat was.  It was clearly beef, I’m just not sure of the cut.  The server set a metal base down on the table with a small dimple to anchor the skewer in and then began to slice a piece of beef off.  He would stop briefly for you to get a hold of it with your tongs, then he would finish the cut.  It was a 2-person job, and you’re involved!  This was definitely medium and maybe into medium-well territory, which I wasn’t crazy about.  The flavor was decent, it was just tough.  Next up was leg of lamb, which was closer to medium or medium-rare.  This was better.  Lamb can be a little boring, so I continued to look forward to more meats.

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Parmesan pork came up next.  This was one of the few items where they simply slid the lowest section on the skewer right onto your plate with no assistance.  This had pretty good flavor and a crispy parmesan crust to it.  The pork itself was a little dry though.  I was starting to get a little worried that this was going to be the norm.  In actuality, most everything after this was really great!

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The next meat to arrive was one of their specials, picanha.  This was an amazingly tender and flavorful piece of beef with a thick layer of fat.  I got a little more of this later and could probably live off of it if given the chance.  I took a little break from meats and during this time we were given a couple small sides of fried banana with cinnamon and some mashed potatoes.  We didn’t get too much into the potatoes, they were fine, but the banana was crazy good.  Justin loved it even more than me and ended up having a couple more brought out.

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After this came tri-tip, which Wikipedia tells me is the opposite cut of picanha.  Like the picanha, this was cooked perfectly medium-rare and was very tender.  It had a great crust to it on the one edge.  I had a couple of pork ribs after this which were light on meat but very tasty.

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Next up was a small piece of filet mignon wrapped in bacon.  The bacon was great but the filet itself was a bit overcooked and tough.  Another parmesan-crusted item followed, this time it was chicken.  The dark meat was plenty moist and tender and the parmesan crust was again great.  I had a second leg of lamb piece at this point.  This one was rare.  For lamb, this was actually approaching borderline too-rare for my tastes.  I love my beef very rare, not crazy about other meats though for some reason.  Nevertheless it was pretty good, definitely tender.

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Next up was a hell of a treat and actually one of our favorite items, so much so that Justin asked if they could bring it back around a little bit later, to which which they happily obliged.  This was grilled pineapple.  But not just grilled pineapple, that doesn’t sound so special.  This was coated in cinnamon and sugar, much like the fried bananas.  It was insanely tasty.  We ended up having this last which ended up serving as dessert.  They have a menu of desserts (for an additional price), but we were both stuffed, so a couple slices of delicious pineapple was perfect.

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I expected to enjoy this.  Meat on skewers, how can you go wrong?  Well, some were kind of overcooked, but the nice thing is that all you have to do is wait for the next one if it’s not to your liking.  As I found with the leg of lamb, one pass was med-well and another rare.  There’s a good variety to be had both in meats and salad bar items.  Our server was friendly and had a good sense of humor.  The servers with meats were moving non-stop and there was only one point where it felt like they had been gone for a bit, but that was maybe 3 or 4 minutes tops.  This was certainly one of the pricier meals I’ve had on this mission.  It was a really unique and interesting experience from the getgo, and full of good food.  It’s not something I expect to go do very often, but I’d like to return some time, maybe for lunch.

Website: http://www.flameandfire.com/ (not a lot there at the moment but they say that it will be updated soon with photos and info)

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Posted by: Sean Carter | July 17, 2014

#207: Matsuyama Japanese Fusion

Another post, another Japanese restaurant.  I had planned on breaking up the flow by going to Flame & Fire, the new Brazilian Steakhouse, but it hasn’t worked out quite yet.  I’m hoping for early next week!  Anyway, I don’t mean to take anything away from Matsuyama, so lets move forward.  I had a really big lunch today that I was worried might hinder my efforts tonight.  Indeed while I was walking into Matsuyama, over 6 hours later, I could still feel it.  Once I had my beer though it magically subsided enough to allow me to enjoy dinner.

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So what is Matsuyama?  It’s a Japanese Fusion restaurant at Foothills and Pleasant Grove which took the place of Pho Vietnam.  I headed in just before 6PM.  The place was very quiet, I believe there was just a single couple seated and eating at the time.  I was greeted by my soon to be server right at the door, then by one or two chefs behind the sushi bar.  I had my pick of seating and decided I wanted a table so I could spread out a bit and have room for my camera.  As I sat down near the front corner of the dining room, I made eye contact with one of the sushi chefs who smiled and waved.  It only occurred to me a couple minute later when I looked back over there who it was.  The jig was up.  This was Tang, my sushi chef from Sakura Japanese Bistro, and he remembered me.  I also recognized another chef, also from Sakura.  I want to take this moment to point out their website, which has a little opening couple of paragraphs explaining how Matsuyama was born from friends and co-chefs Song and Tang, with a nice big photo of the two.  I really like this sort of thing on sites, it really personifies the restaurant, and I always like getting a little insight into the creators intent.

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The dining room is similar to what Pho Vietnam had going on.  They appear to be using all the same tables and chairs, with the addition of black tablecloths.  The place got a bolder paint scheme with red walls.  The biggest change is the removal of the front kitchen wall and a new sushi bar in it’s place.  I didn’t notice it until a woman came in and sat there but it’s probably a good 5 inches taller than the regular tables, but with the same chairs.  It looked like it was right on the verge of being awkwardly tall.  Nevertheless, the bar was nearly packed by the time I left and everyone seemed to be doing just fine.

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I took a moment and flipped over the menu to pick out a beverage.  Although today was one of the coolest in a while, at just under 90º, I was feeling warm and in need of something refreshing.  Kirin was calling my name.  Unfortunately they were out but Sapporo swooped in to save the day.  I like them equally, so no biggie.  As I sipped it, unlocking my appetite, I studied the menu in more detail.  I had only skimmed over this briefly at home a while ago and picked out a single item based solely on the name.  The Jessica Alba-Core Crunch Onion.  Can you blame me?  Never mind.  Let’s plow ahead.

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My server was ready as soon as I was, coming over to take my order when I placed the menu down.  Aside from the Jessica Alba-Core Crunch Onion (no description, so I was going in blind on that one)[$11], I wanted to try something from the fusion section of the menu.  I selected the MILF (yeah, I know) (spy tuna, tamago, unagi and jalapeños with a miso french sauce and deep fried)[$7].  I wasn’t rely in the mood for something deep fried (shocker, coming from me) but nothing else was jumping out at me so I went for it.  I finished the order off with a 7pc Nigiri Combo (chef’s choice)[$12].  While I was ordering I had asked my server if the MILF was a roll, because it kind of sounded like it the way it was described but it wasn’t clear.  He was unsure and did a half turn towards the kitchen like he was considering asking someone.  I told him not to worry about it and went with it anyway.

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I waited about 10 minutes for my first items to arrive, listening to pop music and watching the A-Team on a TV across the room.  The repurposed vase – now chopstick holder – was kinda cool, as was the soy sauce container with it’s little cork.  I get a kick out of little stuff like that for some reason.  First to be delivered was my nigiri combo.  It looked great and had an excellent assortment of items, including one I’ve never tried before, masago roe.  Every one of these was fantastic, fresh and delicious.  The roe was pretty much what you expect from it’s appearance.  A mouth-full of tiny, crunchy eggs.  They had a very light flavor, most of it came from the yellow colored ones that must have been infused with lemon.  I wonder how many of these get stuck in your teeth.  I should have taken a big toothy-grin selfie after it to find out.

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Just a couple minutes after the nigiri came the MILF, which did turn out to be a roll, though one without rice.  This was cut into 4 giant pieces.  My only suggestion to the chefs would be to make this a 5-piece dish so that they are more bite-sized.  I went to town anyway.  This was considerably more spicy than I was expecting, despite knowing it had jalapeños in it, and maybe one of the spicier things I’ve ever ordered in a Japanese restaurant.  I had two pieces and then worked on the nigiri and my next dish before returning to it.  It was really good though, absolutely packed with egg, eel and spicy tuna and dipped in the thick and creamy French sauce.

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The Jessica Alba-Core Crunch Onion was last to arrive by another 7 minutes or so.  I had just finished the nigiri when it arrived.  Much like it’s name-sake, this was a sexy dish.  There were about 8 pieces of seared albacore tuna topped with crispy onions, slivers of jalapeño and more masago roe.  It all sat in a shallow pool of a very thin and somewhat oily sauce.  My table was slightly off balance, causing the sauce to gather at one end of the dish.  I really dug this.  Albacore is probably one of the few types of fish that I will tolerate being seared/cooked with my sushi, and it was done well here.  The onions were super crisp and not only added their excellent texture but also really wonderful flavor that made up about half of the experience.  The jalapeños only added a hint of zing to each bite.  I devoured this entire plate from one end to the other.

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Chef’s Song and Tang have got a very good thing going here.  I very much enjoyed Tang’s sushi at Sakura and this was no different (with 2-3 chefs at the time I’m not certain how much of my order he was directly involved in, but still).  I was glad to see a good crowd had developed by the time I left, and they had plenty of staff to handle it.  I think Matsuyama has a bright future here in Roseville, even with the abundance of excellent sushi we have.  Go check it out!

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Posted by: Sean Carter | July 8, 2014

#206: Da Jung

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Yesterday for an early dinner I headed out to Da Jung, a Sushi Bar & Korean Grill that has moved into the old Tomi space at E. Roseville Pkwy and N. Sunrise.  They opened just over a month ago.  I was fairly excited to try Roseville’s 2nd Korean restaurant.

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I arrived at about 4:50PM with a big appetite.  I had a feeling I would be ordering a lot of food.  As I mentioned in the Tomi write up (which you may want to check out for a few more angles of the interior), this is a very big space.  It has a large and open entryway with a tall ceiling and a massive chandelier which looks like it could crush an adult if it dropped.  Through a few large panes of stylized “shattered” glass you can see a part of the dining room.  As you turn left and enter the restaurant itself, you pretty much see everything as it opens up in front of you.

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A big portion of the old buffet has been remodeled and turned into a sushi bar.  The far end of the buffet seemed to be cleverly repurposed to hold all the traditional Korean side dishes (or banchan).  The restaurant was pretty quiet, I think there may have been 2-3 tables occupied at the time.  As I stepped out of the entry way I was greeted, first by the sushi chef, then by my waitress who turned around at his greeting and then led me to a table next to the shattered glass window.  I had stopped in briefly when they opened to grab a menu and see what the place looked like.  At the time I didn’t really notice any changes at all, and I especially noticed the lack of the tables with grills built-in, or so I thought.  I must have actually noticed the lack of exhaust hoods, because they certainly do have grill-tables.  I guess they must be electric and the building has adequate ventilation.

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I was seated at a normal table and I set about going over the menu.  I was determined to order a Korean BBQ dish and then a sushi roll or something on the side.  This is the one thing about Korean BBQ that keeps me from having it that often, it’s a bit pricey.  If you want to go full blown BBQ, as in at your table, it’s going to be $17-25 for one type of meat here.  They do have some combos, and the combos come in lunch or dinner sizes/prices, but even lunch is going to run you at least $14.  I figured that the combo would be the most affordable way for me to get some BBQ while leaving room to try some sushi as well, even though it would be a lot of food.  The combos come with Assorted Soon Tofu.  I had absolutely no idea what that was.

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When my server came by to see if I was ready to order, I explained that I was interested in doing a combo, but that I wasn’t sure what the Soon Tofu was.  At first she sort of just started to point out the individual items on the menu that made up the combo I had pointed to, but then realized what I was actually asking and kind of summed it up as a tofu stew.  Sounded good enough to me so I went ahead and ordered the Spicy Pork Bulgogi Combo [$16.95].  Along with that I had picked out the Da Jung Special Roll (In: asparagus, tuna, jalapeño, salmon, with fish avocado. Out: crunch, yum yum sauce, eel sauce)[$12.95].  She informed me that all rolls were buy one get one free right now, and I’m not one to turn down a bonus roll.  I quickly skimmed down the rolls list once more and chose the What the Hell (Deep Fried – In: jalapeño, spicy tuna, cream cheese. Out: spicy eel sauce)[normally $11.95].  A fitting name for the roll based on how I decided on it.  This was turning out to be a ridiculously sized dinner.  To drink I had a Mr. Pibb [$1.75]

With my order out of the way I had a moment to look around and see what had changed.  Aside from the buffet’s new dual use setup and some grill-tables here and there, they had added some TVs, and that’s about it.  The place was pretty nice before so I don’t blame them at all for keeping it mostly the same.  I didn’t wait around looking a at the scenery for too long because my food came out in a very speedy 12 minutes.  It took her a few trips to deliver the soon tofu bowl, the spicy pork bulgogi, the large platter with both my rolls on it, and then 7 side dishes as well as a small bowl of rice.  The pork and tofu were both extremely hot with the tofu steaming like crazy.  I took a couple minutes to photograph everything while those cooled off a bit.

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A wooden box of silverware was brought to my table and had everything I could need in it.  I grabbed a fork, spoon and chopsticks.  Similarly to UMI Sushi, these chopsticks were not disposable, but while UMI’s were wooden, these were metal.  I ended up not using them that much though because with so much in front of me, it was a little annoying to be switching utensils every other bite.  This was, I think, the very first time I’ve eaten sushi with a fork.  It was weird and strangely more difficult than I expected.  The Da Jung roll was enjoyable throughout.  Inside was a fairly good sized chunk of tuna and a slightly smaller piece of salmon.  In-between those was the asparagus, which was actually deep fried in tempura batter.  The asparagus, aside from the tempura, still had some snap to it and a crunch of it’s own.  I didn’t taste the spice of the jalapeño and I have no idea what “fish avocado” is, but it seemed like normal avocado to me.  The sauces were tasty and, other than the side dishes, this being the coldest thing on the table made it a go to to mix things up.

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The What the Hell roll, being deep fried, had a nice crispy outside to it, though it seemed to be something other than the usual tempura batter.  It was a thinner, denser type of coating.  This was warm as well as being on the creamy side with the cream cheese.  There was a bit of spice from the spicy tuna, but once again I didn’t really taste the jalapeño.  Overall I thought it was good as well.

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I picked at the sides a bit here and there, some more than others.  I made a point to try each one at least once.  Most of these looked like they could be described as pickled.  The zucchini was definitely so.  Even though I’m not a huge fan of pickled things, I was surprised by how much I didn’t hate many of the sides.  In fact, I actually kind of liked most of them.  Big exception to the kimchi though.  As much as I try to enjoy kimchi it never happens.  I’ve told myself over and over that if tens, if not hundreds, of millions of people in the world can love it then I should be able to at least like it a little bit.  Nope.  Can’t stand the stuff.  I try it every time and every time one bite is enough.  Anyway, most of these were pretty decent.  There was the zucchini, some sort of noodles, I think shredded radish, something that reminded me of quiche, and the last two I have no idea.

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On to the soon tofu.  Now that it had cooled down (though it was still extremely hot), I scooped up a spoon full from beneath the nearly opaque reddish-orange surface.  The spoon came up with almost entirely tofu.  There were some bits of greens, onions and a couple other veggies in there but for the most part it was entirely tofu.  Looking back at the menu, it seems like it should have had more to it as Assorted Soon Tofu is described as having beef, shrimp and clams.  Oh well, I had no idea at the time so I ate away.  Apparently the rice goes with the soon tofu, which I also didn’t realize.  I mostly ate it with bites of the bulgogi.  The tofu was, well, tofu.  Bland, almost jello-like white cubes.  The broth was intensely flavorful though.  At first I did not like it at all.  It had a distinctly seaweed kind of flavor going on.  A few spoonfuls later I decided it was maybe more like green tea, then I got used to it.  It was quite savory and I could see this being a pretty nice warm thing to have in the winter.  I enjoyed it a little bit more with every bite.

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Finally, my most anticipated item, the spicy pork bulgogi.  Easily enough for two people, this was piled up on a hot oval dish sitting on a wooden block.  It was everything I wanted it to be.  Although it wasn’t really that spicy, it was intensely flavorful with the rich, savory marinade that had just a hint of sweetness.  The pork was all perfectly cooked, from the majority of lean bites to a scattered few fatty bits here and there.  Every piece was tender and insanely delicious.  I had the remaining half of this for lunch today and it was still amazing even heated up in the microwave.

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I have to say I am extremely pleased that Tomi was replaced with this.  That was one of a very select few restaurants in Roseville that I actively hoped would close, and now we get another Korean place in return, which is something the whole Sacramento area needs more of, in my opinion.  The prices seem to be right in line with Iron Grill, the service was good, helpful and patient.  The place remains looking new and clean.  The only downside is the awful parking lot.  I think they built it with Mini Coopers and Smart Cars in mind.  I nearly got my front bumper taken off by someone when I attempted to leave.  Anyway, very happy with Da Jung.  Oh, one thing I’ve been meaning to mention.  Ever since I saw the name I can’t say it in my head without the intonation of saying da Bears.  I’ll leave you with that.  Da Jung.

No Website, no Facebook page….

Menu (scanned): https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12286/EatingThroughRoseville/Da.Jung.Menu.pdf

Da Jung on Urbanspoon

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