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.
4 days ago | Food Reviews
I thought I had Korean barbecues all figured out, that I've seen it all. Last year, as I ate at Kang Ho-Dong Baekjeong in Buena Park, I discovered a new type of cooking surface, on which the melting fat could dribble into a well of beaten egg and ...
7 days ago | Now Open
The Vox Kitchen has taken over the spot vacated by "Asian-Latin Street Food" restaurant Pango in Fountain Valley. The Vox offers small plates such as spicy shrimp wonton in spicy sauce, Taiwanese tofu with preserved egg, and sautéed Brussel sprout...
11 days ago | Food Reviews
As I looked around the parking lot of the 99 Ranch-anchored plaza in Anaheim, I realized I was surrounded by the most diverse collection of Asian eateries in Orange County. The cartoon mascot of the Filipino chain Jollibee was facing Euclid Street...
14 days ago | Now Open
MFK By AYSEE has opened in Anaheim. The restaurant, whose acronym stands for Modern Filipino Kitchen, is in soft opening mode and serves rice bowls with sisig, bistek fries, and other modern interpretations of Filipino cuisine. Also offered is a v...
18 days ago | Food Reviews
Bluegold in Huntington Beach's Pacific City isn't just one restaurant. Technically, it's two. There's a restaurant within a restaurant called LSXO, which lies beyond a second set of double doors to the right of Bluegold's kitchen. But for now, I'm...
21 days ago | Now Open
Chew Noodle Bar has opened in Anaheim. For now, it's offering a 3-course $15 prix-fixe soft opening menu consisting of a choice of appetizer, ramen, and a dessert. When the full menu becomes available at the official grand opening, anticipate...