A fresh addition to Kearny Mesa’s growing library of trendy eateries is the newly-opened Your Story. Owner Kan Sritong spent the past seven months transforming a 1,500-square-foot Convoy taco shop into a bright and modern eatery now specializing in playful Asian fusion dishes.
Sritong also opened Kearny Mesa and Linda Vista’s Up2You Cafes, popular dessert shops which specialize in Taiwanese brick toast topped with sweet sauces, fruit and ice cream. Your Story also features brick toast, but tops the thick-cut buttery bread with savory toppings ranging from lobster, baby spinach and cheese to a twist on a Vietnamese banh mi that includes pate, five-spice pork, and a sunny side up egg, while another Taiwanese snack, a bubbly egg waffle, serves as the foundation for an Asian spin on chicken and waffles.
The expanding menu also includes spicy tuna dip served with housemade Japanese rice crackers, tempura soft shell crab in spicy Szechuan sauce and a grass fed beef burger marinated in spicy Thai basil sauce. On the sweet side, there’s dorayaki, or red bean-filled Japanese pancakes served with fresh strawberry, matcha sauce and green tea ice cream and South East Asian banana skewers topped with sweet palm sugar and served with vanilla bean ice cream.
Decorated with life-sized retro animation characters, the comic-themed space includes a 20-seat outdoor patio with comfy chairs fashioned from sake barrels. Now operating daily from 5 p.m. to midnight, Sritong says the restaurant will eventually open for lunch from Friday to Saturday. When its beer and wine license comes through, hopefully next month, Your Story will offer a selection of draft beer, sake, soju and house cocktails.