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.
1 day ago | Food Reviews
Have you ever seen a chimney cake before? In Romania, the treat is called kürtoskalács, and after seeing it on one of Andrew Zimmern's shows, I never thought I'd encounter one in the flesh in Orange County. But then, one Saturday, there it was, be...
3 days ago | Now Open
The Big Catch Seafood House, the seafood restaurant that made a splash in Long Beach three years ago, has opened a branch in Huntington Beach near Bella Terra. It is its fifth store. The menu has sushi and sashimi, whole branzino, and a number of ...
7 days ago | Food Reviews
Let it be known that Legado Bar + Kitchen in Laguna Niguel is a restaurant that tries very hard to please. It offers a "Choose Your Size" menu, on which nearly every item is offered in either a small or a full-sized portion. It may not seem revolu...
10 days ago | Now Open
Pandor Artisan Boulangerie & Cafe has now opened in Orange. It is their fourth retail location after Newport Beach, Long Beach, and Anaheim. 106 N Glassell St, Orange, CA 92866 Mission Viejo's Kona Loa Coffee has taken over the Byul Coffe...
14 days ago | Food Reviews
In Japan, yakitoriyas peddling skewers of roasted chicken are everywhere. They range from hole-in-the-wall dives, into which overworked salarymen duck to order a few sticks and chug a stein of beer, to ultra-expensive temples of poultry that can c...
17 days ago | Now Open
Baja Fish Tacos has opened its newest store in Orange. This is the ninth restaurant for the chain, the seventh in Orange County. 745 S Main St, Orange, CA 92868 A new donut and burger shop in Anaheim called Glee Donuts and Burger serves those...