Edwin Goei was born on the island of Java, grew up in La Habra, studied in Irvine, and eats everywhere. Before becoming an award-winning restaurant critic for OC Weekly in 2007, he went by the alias "elmomonster" on his blog Monster Munching, in which he once wrote a whole review in haiku.
3 days ago | Food Reviews
To say that the new Meizhou Dongpo in Irvine is unlike any other Chinese restaurant in town would be an understatement. The outside resembles something out of a Zhang Yimou wuxia film set in ancient imperial China. The building, which was once a M...
6 days ago | Now Open
A cafe that sells cookie-dough-based desserts is opening soon in Fountain Valley. When it does California Cookie Dough will offer cookie dough flavors in snickerdoodle, red velvet, and of course, chocolate chip. 18854 Brookhurst St, Fountain ...
10 days ago | Food Reviews
Stacks Pancake House, the slowly growing local chain that started in Dana Point, has cornered the market on Hawaiian-style breakfasts—morning meals that still see pancakes and eggs, but will also inevitably involve Spam and Portuguese sausage. The...
12 days ago | Now Open
Centro Collective, by Brent Omeste and Chad Urata, has opened in Lake Forest. It is actually two restaurants, set side-by-side. One, a taqueria, serves tacos such as pork belly al pastor and chicken carnitas. The other, a pizzeria, serves pizzas s...
17 days ago | Food Reviews
If you've had the Filipino dish sisig in OC, chances are it's the version that has deep-fried pork belly hacked into fingertip-sized chunks, then tossed with citrus juice, onions and peppers. The new MFK By Aysee—the acronym stands for Modern Fili...
20 days ago | Now Open
HaDiLao Fusion Shabu has opened in Brea Mall. It's the second location in the US after Arcadia for this Sichuan hot pot chain that has branches all over China and Singapore. 1065 Brea Mall, 1031A, Brea, CA 92821 Grams BBQ, a Korean BBQ joint, has ...