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.
13 hours ago | Now Open
NOW OPEN: In Anaheim, a newly opened restaurant called Cross Roast has taken Cantonese BBQ and applied it to a Chipotle-style, build-your-bowl concept. You start by choosing a protein, including Char Siu pork, bone-in roasted duck, chicken and por...
5 days ago | Food Reviews
If I were a little apprehensive about trying Sichuan Impression, the first OC branch of the highly regarded San Gabriel Valley restaurant, it wasn't because I don't like spicy food; it's because of my tendency to sweat profusely when eating it, so...
8 days ago | Now Open
Stadtgarten, a German sausage and beer concept, has opened in Fullerton at the Fox Theater on Harbor. It features a number of traditional sausages such as bratwurst and bockwurst served on a potato bun, but also a few exotics including alligator a...
12 days ago | Food Reviews
I don't know if I've ever encountered anything in Orange County as beautifully plated as the abalone panna cotta at Anchor Hitch. It was stunning. Picture a bowl of cereal milk with four gorgeous lobes of uni hovering above it as though they were ...
15 days ago | Now Open
Snooze A.M. Eatery, a Denver-based breakfast joint, has opened at Tustin Marketplace. Snooze is known for a whole menu section of Benedicts, everyone of them doused in different flavors of Hollandaise such as roasted poblano and smoked cheddar. 30...
18 days ago | 100 Favorite Dishes
Behold the beginning of our 100 Favorite Dishes of 2016 listicle! Every day through the publication of our Best Of 2016 issue (and sometimes, twice a day), we'll be bringing you our favorite dishes across Orange County, leading up to the best in t...