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2010 Stories by Edwin Goei

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  • Mother's Market Explains It All

    published July 22, 2010

    Founded in 1978 by people “who practiced yoga together”—which might just be another way of saying... More >>

  • Panvimarn's Exploding Crabs

    published July 15, 2010

    From the outside, Panvimarn doesn’t look like much. You’d guess it’s a mom-and-pop hole in the wall with sticky menus and... More >>

  • Meatballs for the Masses at Rustica

    published July 8, 2010

    For all the worldly sophistication chef Grant MacPherson is supposed to bring to Rustica, the new Italian restaurant that replaced Francoli at... More >>

  • Well Seasoned at Four Seasons Hot Pot

    published July 1, 2010

    Don’t be surprised when you find yourself the only soul dining at Four Seasons Hot Pot. With summer just beginning, Four Seasons will be... More >>

  • Chicken Maison Won't Be Cooped Up

    published June 24, 2010

    Two things are required any time someone reviews a Mediterranean/Middle Eastern restaurant that offers rotisserie chicken. First, there must be... More >>

  • Higher Ground at Canyon

    published June 17, 2010

    We were finishing up our meal at Canyon when an older gentleman at the next table said to his server, “Get me the manager.”When... More >>

  • Buy Me Some Sushi and Cracker Jack

    published June 10, 2010

    Summer goes with baseball; baseball goes with beer, hot dogs and . . . sushi? Yes, as you might have already heard, these days, there is more... More >>

  • Soju Think You Can Drink?

    published June 3, 2010

    I blame the innocent-looking little metal teapot in which JuJu Pocha serves its yogurt soju. It obscures the amount you’ve had to drink and... More >>

  • Harry's Deli: A Cult Above

    published May 27, 2010

    Remember the name Harrison Kho. Right now, you might not know who the guy is, but then, two years ago, you didn’t know about Roy Choi or his... More >>

  • Get Fired Up at Inka Grill

    published May 20, 2010

    You notice the wood-fire aroma the moment you walk into the new Inka Grill in Costa Mesa. It’s a campfire kind of smell, the sweet scent of... More >>

  • Drive-In to Distraction at Ruby's

    published May 13, 2010

    If there’s such a thing as a nostalgia factory, it would be Ruby’s. OC can be proud that the chain started here 30 years ago when... More >>

  • House of Great Views and Values

    published May 6, 2010

    First, hats off to whoever came up with the name House of Big Fish & Ice Cold Beer. As the cliché goes, it is what it is.The brainchild... More >>

  • The Dog House Rules

    published April 29, 2010

    I liked the Dog House before I even bit into a single sausage there. It’s the location. I can’t picture a more apt spot for this... More >>

  • Mizuki's Openly Flamed Ramen

    published April 22, 2010

    “Are you on Yelp?” the waitress at Mizuki asked when she noticed my camera on the table. “No,” I replied.... More >>

  • Trieu Chau vs. New Trieu Chau?

    published April 15, 2010

    When it comes to cross-town food rivalries, OC isn’t anywhere near as rough-and-tumble as Philly or New York City. It seems even nearly... More >>

  • Park Avenue: Still a Reason to Go to Stanton

    published April 8, 2010

    It used to be kind of a rule: Whenever you reviewed Park Avenue, you needed to talk about the seedy-looking motel across the street. And all the... More >>

  • Tranquil's Bodacious Tea

    published April 1, 2010

    I drink lots of tea. I’ve sipped countless cups at Hong Kong-style dim sum houses, stuck my pinky finger aloft at Ritz Carlton’s... More >>

  • Double Dosa

    published March 25, 2010

    No hyperbole I can muster will ever quite capture how large Dosa Place’s paper dosa is. But I’ll try. It is the size and shape of a... More >>

  • Deep-Fried Fellowship at Lenten Fish Fries

    published March 18, 2010

    Since we are about four weeks into Lent, I’m sure that many Catholics reading this have already consumed their fair share of Filet-O-Fish... More >>

  • SideDoor Is Gastro-Sensational

    published March 11, 2010

    Here’s an easy prediction: OC will see more gastropubs. The Crow Bar and Kitchen got the ball rolling a little more than two years ago in... More >>

  • At Sophy's Thai and Cambodian, Choose the Latter

    published March 4, 2010

    Long Beach’s Anaheim Street is to Cambodians what OC’s Bolsa Avenue is to Vietnamese. And for close to eight years, one of the most... More >>

  • Hebaragi's Cheeky Barbecue

    published February 25, 2010

    Did you know pigs have jowls? And that you can eat them? Well, they do, and you can. The Italians cure them into a bacon-like product called... More >>

  • OltreMare's Triumphs and Tribulations

    published February 18, 2010

    A pasta pot pie. That’s the most accurate description I can offer for what OltreMare calls Trionfo de OltreMare, or “The... More >>

  • Sex and Romance at Six OC Restaurants

    published February 11, 2010

    There are restaurants designed to be overtly sexy, and there are those geared toward romance. Depending on who you are and whom you are with,... More >>

  • Haley Nguyen's X Factor

    published February 4, 2010

    When H.L. Mencken coined that oft-quoted aphorism “Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach,” he obviously hadn’t met... More >>

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