Best Use of a Portmanteau Orange County 2009 - Cambinos Asian BBQ - CLOSED
The name is a combination of Cambodian and Filipino, after the Cambodian owner and his Filipina wife. But any conclusions you might infer from this knowledge would be wrong; Cambinos Asian BBQ is neither a Cambodian nor a Filipino restaurant. It serves what can only be classified as backyard barbecue, the kind of grub common to all Asian family reunions, served with love but without the danger of distant aunties pinching your cheeks and asking you leading questions about your life so far. The best classification-defying dish is the pork ribs—a citrusy, char-freckled boomerang of meat made from a recipe the owner honed during camping trips.