Tasty Inn Express Serves Up Chinese Comfort Food

If you are looking for a meal that will fill your belly and your soul, visit Tasty Inn Express, where the specialty is Chinese comfort food made with care. This Grossmont Center food court restaurant has developed a fan base for its extensive menu of classic Chinese dishes, several of which are made to order to ensure they are fresh, hot, and delicious!

“It’s a pleasure to serve people Chinese food that is authentic and prepared with traditional ingredients,” says Winnie Mui, manager and owner of Tasty Inn Express. “Customers can stay and eat at the food court if they are spending the day at the Center, or we have takeout available if you are looking for a good meal to serve at home.”

The first step is making a selection from the many, many dishes served at Tasty Inn Express. The food is warm and seasoned just right, never crossing the line to oily and greasy. Start off with some of the delectable appetizers. The list includes vegetable-filled egg rolls, cream cheese wontons, chicken or veggie dumplings, crispy chicken wings, or fried shrimp. You can also order rice bowls topped with teriyaki chicken or beef, or BBQ pork and vegetables.

The wide-ranging entree choices run the gamut of well-loved Chinese dishes, such as Orange Chicken, Honey Walnut Shrimp, Green Pepper Beef, Kung Pao Chicken, Mongolian Beef, White Fish with Yellow Curry, and Sweet and Sour Chicken. If you have trouble choosing just one, try a combination plate! You can also accompany your meal with Hot and Spicy or Egg Drop soups, or fried rice topped with chicken, beef, pork, or shrimp.

If you have a specific craving, you can build your own meal. Start with your choice of protein: chicken, beef, BBQ pork, vegetables, or shrimp. Then add noodles: Thai spicy, chow mein, or Hong Kong-style rice noodles. Whatever your choice, they are cooked to perfection, with just the right tender texture and a bit of chew. You can also try yakisoba or udon dishes flavored with your choice of vegetables, chicken, BBQ pork, beef, or shrimp.

Customers praise the fresh taste and mouth-watering flavors, as well as the friendly and welcoming service. Everyone is greeted warmly by the staff, which has many years of experience in Chinese restaurants and can expertly accommodate special requests on orders. Throw in reasonable prices, and you have a Chinese restaurant you will return to over and over again!

When you eat at Tasty Inn Express, you get a great meal—and the great opportunity to buy local. The restaurant is one of Grossmont Center’s many “Shop Local” tenants that provide excellence in service and products to our La Mesa community. These small businesses are the backbone of the Center and the city’s economy. Grossmont Center contributes about a quarter of the city’s sales tax revenue, and those much-needed funds help with municipal projects that benefit the entire community. Local shops and restaurants are also valuable job creators, which is another positive for the city.

Independent businesses often go the extra mile to make customers happy. They tailor their inventory based on customer feedback, offer great deals and promotions, and provide attentive customer service. You get all these benefits when you shop local, as well as the knowledge that you are supporting hard-working, independent entrepreneurs who are making La Mesa a better place to live—and eat. The next time you crave the satisfying taste of scrumptious Chinese food, come to Tasty Inn Express, where the wonderful flavors and generous portions are sure to hit the spot!


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