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.
12 hours ago | Now Open
Cinnaholic, the gourmet cinnamon roll outfit that started in Berkeley has now opened a branch in Brea. The bakery allows you to frost your cinnamon roll with a multitude of frosting flavors ranging from amaretto, to chai, to strawberry; and top th...
5 days ago | Food Reviews
I've been saying for years that everything that's exciting and new in the Orange County food scene happens in SanTana, but it's never been more true than now. To cutting-edge chefs, the city's downtown, at this very moment, is the South of France ...
7 days ago | Now Open
The Korean fried chicken specialist Bonchon will have its soft opening this week in Costa Mesa. The chain has locations throughout the world. Its Las Vegas location opened last fall. 1534 Adams Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Brussels Bistro has reopene...
12 days ago | Food Reviews
The easy comparison to make is that the new Northgate González Market in Anaheim is the Whole Foods of Mexican grocery stores. It's certainly that. It's shined to a polish, has a wonderful cheese department and features prepared foods sold by...
18 days ago | Best of OC
Welcome to our annual Top 5 countdown, where our SAFII writers tell you what impressed them over the past year! Here, we have food critic Edwin Goei's Top 5 Restaurants—enjoy, and dig in! 5. Wok N Tandoor The Indian street food called chaat isn't ...