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 hour ago | Food Reviews
When done properly, chicken karaage are wondrous things. Though you think you've never had them, you probably have: On some poorly translated menus, I've seen them called sesame chicken, even though sesame doesn't always figure into the list of in...
1 day ago | Now Open
Fins Poke Fusion, which started out in Mission Viejo, has opened a store in Fullerton. The menu will be the same as the Mission Viejo branch, which I reviewed last year, but the Fullerton branch will feature something completely new: a drive-thru....
6 days ago | Food Reviews
Mountain is the most underrated Korean restaurant in Buena Park. I've visited on weekend nights during what should've been the dinner rush and it wasn't more than half full. There's a banquet room that's never occupied and a patio where unused cha...
9 days ago | Now Open
NOW OPEN: An "Asian-Latin Street Food" restaurant called Pango has opened in Fountain Valley. Asian tacos such as chashu pork, calamari curry and Korean BBQ are on the menu, but also ones with a Peruvian lomo saltado and chile verde. Elote and gua...
14 days ago | Food Reviews
Admit it: What you covet most at a churrascaria, other than the endless meat parade, are those warm, golden, cheese-bread balls that usually come free by the basketful. And it's always at a churrascaria, isn't it? Because where else would you have...
16 days ago | Now Open
A new Vietnamese restaurant called Saigon Beach is now selling pho and banh mi in Newport Beach, near the Newport Pier. Also offered: steamed bun sliders stuffed with pork belly, a chicken and rice dish called "420 Green Rice", and a so-called "Ph...