Hainan Province

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2014

    Capital Noodle Bar: Ni Hao, Hainan

    The last time I had a perfect plate of Hainan chicken rice, it was in Singapore at some random hawker center I probably couldn't locate now if you gave me a map. Other than Savoy Kitchen in Alhambra, the undisputed king of Hainan chicken rice in Southern California, I've found very few restaurants h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    Capital Noodle Bar Opens In Irvine Tomorrow!

    Capital Noodle Bar--the spin-off of Diamond Jamboree's Capital Seafood and Irvine Spectrum's Capital--has announced that it will have its soft opening tomorrow at Crossroads, the same plaza as Creamistry, Urban Plates and DonerG. The Noodle Bar is located next to Ha Long. As Anne Marie reported a f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2014

    Capital Noodle Bar Opening This Month

    Edwin reported earlier this year that the family behind Capital Seafood was expanding their empire to include a noodle bar. Their location couldn't be more strategic, as they now share a parking lot with a number of well-received concepts in the last year like Creamistry, Urban Plates (that never-en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    Ten Great Rice Dishes in OC (and Long Beach)

    We've made a list of great sandwiches, even devoted an entire issue of our dead tree edition to notable noodle dishes, but what about rice? We often take it for granted because, well, because it's rice. But rice is essential, rice is good, rice is the giver of life and what makes these next ten dish ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    10 Great Chicken Dishes in Orange County (and Long Beach)

    There are lot of chicken dishes out there and I have only ten slots on this list. So I picked out my faves using my own unscientific criteria of what constitutes a chicken dish, ruling out others because chicken wasn't the star. What remains are dishes where I felt America's favorite poultry got top ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    No. 92: Sticky Rice With Chicken at Quan Hy

    Edwin Goei​Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry. . . .Xoi ga is sticky rice with chicken, a Vietnamese street dish that, if I wanted to oversimplify, closely mirrors Hainan chicken--boiled or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Chomping the Chomp Chomp Truck

    Dave Lieberman​Singaporean food is not exactly commonplace in Orange County; there are exactly zero Singaporean restaurants here, and even Los Angeles is not teeming with stalls dishing up chilli crab, Hainan chicken rice and popiah. So it was exciting to hear of the Chomp Chomp truck, a new, O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    #31. Enchilada Combo at Baja Fish Tacos

    Edwin Goei​We continue to countdown our 100 favorite dishes at local restaurants. We'll be sharing these with you every weekday until our annual Best Of Issue comes out. Enjoy! #31. Enchilada Combo at Baja Fish TacosThis choice only applies to the Baja Fish Tacos in Santa Ana, not so much the one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    Jackie Chan Upstaged by Bruce Lee Yet Again

    Bruce Lee gets the better of Jackie Chan in either Fist of Fury or Enter the Dragon.​Comments Jackie Chan made in China this past April about the Chinese people needing "to be controlled" spurred demands this weekend from an art activist for an "Urgent Action" to stop a statue of the action star f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Chinese, Part 2

    Arguably the most familiar Chinese regional cuisine in the United States, Cantonese food got its start with the first Chinese immigrants to San Francisco. At that point they had to make do with what ingredients were available to them. Cantonese food in the US isn't like that anymore.tracyhunter @ fl ... More >>

  • Food

    October 8, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 27, 2008

    Fountain Valley's Peruvian Kitchen Moves to Irvine

    So here's what happened since we last checked in: Lima City (a Peruvian food stall in an Irvine food court I previously reviewed) is gone, replaced by Peruvian Kitchen, who moved out from its Fountain Valley digs, which is now occupied by another Peruvian restaurant called Casa Inka. I won't att ... More >>

  • Food

    August 10, 2006

    Cock & Bull

    Eating bull penis at Pho Nguyen Hue