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 admit it. My eyes involuntarily rolled upon seeing the Brussels & Bacon guacamole on the menu at Puesto. Here, I thought, was what's wrong with the state of restaurant dishes these days. Take a food trend that's already played-out (Brussels ...
5 days ago | Longform
Brunch and booze: Do you need more of an intro? Yes? Then let's shamelessly self-promote our annual Fresh Toast brunch festival, happening March 25 at Newport Dunes—buy your tickets TODAY! You'll find many of the restaurants on this list there, se...
6 days ago | Now Open
Wokcano in Huntington Beach is now 3rd Generation Sake Bar. The menu remains similar, if not the same, as Wokcano, with sushi rolls and ramen. Starters include Spicy Chicken Wings made with "7 types of Japanese Spices." 7311 Edinger Ave., Huntingt...
11 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 ...
14 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...
18 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...