SomiSomi on Convoy Street in San Diego
Great creamy soft serve on a crispy, chewy fish-shaped waffle from SomiSomi
We came on a Sunday afternoon to SomiSomi. The parking lot was full and we had to drive around a few times before a spot opened up. Then, for some reason, there was a line out the door. We thought we’d have to wait for a while but we don’t think we waited more than 15 minutes–the staff there was really good about getting people their orders quickly.
There’s a pretty simple menu: a few soft serve options (original, ube, matcha, etc), a few filling choices (red bean, etc), the choice between a fish-shaped cone or cup, and then a good number of toppings.
Super creamy and airy soft serve
We got a matcha/vanilla swirl with red bean filling in a fish-shaped cone. The staff recommends getting a cup with the cone because it tends to get messy. The soft serve itself was great–it was creamy and airy but had body to it that lets it hold this amazing swirl. We got a little sprinkle of crushed Oreo as well as some matcha but it was more for decoration than anything. No complaints though because the toppings come included. Once you finish the soft serve, you get down to the red bean filling part where you can start to eat like a sandwich with the crispy and chewy cone that has almost the same texture of a waffle which makes your order a different experience from the ice cream. And then it’s all gone.
We’ve had taiyaki in New York before and compared to this, SomiSomi blows it out of the water. The soft serve was better, the filling was better, and the dough was better.
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