Like a tongue on a flagpole in February, fusion cuisine results from curiosity and a shortage of popsicles. Rein in restless taste buds with today's Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of Asian fusion fare at J. Wok in East Village.
J. Wok combines the complex flavors of Asian eats with the familiar comfort of Western dishes for an appetizing amalgam of cross-cultural cuisine. The prelude to dinner commences with a starter of seaweed salad ($5.75) or a pleasantly possessive J. Wok wings ($5.75). Move on to the handy Korean barbecue-beef philly-style sandwich ($9.75) for a taste of Benjamin Franklin’s favorite Asian cheesesteak, or partake of the yellow curry chicken ($9.25). Opt for the J. Wok spicy noodles ($9.75) to meet your mouth’s recommended dose of chicken, beef, shrimp, chow, and mein.
In addition to serving single meals to noodle-starved patrons, J. Wok feeds both pickers and nibblers with a menu of little plates featuring a large selection of Asia-inspired tapas under $4, including Korean fish cake ($3.75) and lettuce-wrap chicken ($3.25).
744 Market St.
San Diego, California 92101