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I never gave teriyaki rice bowls much thought until my daughter began eating solid food and joining me on frequent jaunts to sushi restaurants. Steamed white rice has always been her number one favorite food (Don’t ask. I have no idea.), and she likes it even better when combined with chicken and teriyaki sauce. Lucky for me, most sushi restaurants have it, and it’s usually inexpensive – between $5 and $6.

Over the past couple of years, I've had the opportunity to explore rice bowls all over San Diego. I find a new one every few weeks. A comment on a recent post I wrote about an unfortunate teriyaki rice bowl inspired me to report on the many I've found around town that are both inexpensive and delicious.

Sushi House in Chula Vista has a wonderful teriyaki rice bowl. I ordered the beef and was surprised to find it was made with short ribs. They were delicious, and the texture and flavor of the teriyaki sauce was spot on, especially in combination with the juicy meat.

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Granted, it’s not a gigantic bowl, but for me it’s the perfect size for lunch. And at $4.50 ($3.50 for chicken), it’s one of the least expensive I’ve found so far.

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