• Film

    April 24, 2014

    Yurusarezaru Mono, Or: the Samurai With No Name

    Newport Beach Film Fest screens a great Japanese adaptation of Unforgiven

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    Mitsuwa's Hokkaido Fair Starts Thursday

    This is it. The Mitsuwa food fair you've been waiting for. There have been others throughout the year, but in my opinion, the Hokkaido Fair is the one. And perhaps the folks at Mitsuwa realize it, too, because for the first time that I've noticed, they've hired a PR person to send reminders to peopl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Mitsuwa's Hokkaido Fair This Thursday to Sunday

    When Mitsuwa holds these festivals, it's always fun, even if the parking is atrocious.This week, it's the Hokkaido Fair, being held from Thursday to Sunday. Here are some highlights of this year's event as Mitsuwa's own website can only describe them: See Also: - Irvine Mitsuwa Marketplace Food C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    Should Buffet Restaurants Charge Children By Their Height?

    Short kids may not get picked first on the basketball court but at several Asian buffet restaurants, they get cheaper meals. It's a longstanding practice: When a child walks in, he's forced to stand next to a ruler on the wall. An employee then determines how much his parents must pay for the m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Creator of Todai to Open New Seafood & Sushi Buffet Near John Wayne Airport​Few people remember Russell's Seafood Palace or that it was located in the now vacant building at the corner of Main and MacArthur in Irvine. To jog your memory, it used to be behind Agora Churrascaria, both restaurants being within walking distance from John Wayne Airport. It f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    Mitsuwa's Hokkaido Food Fair Starts Tomorrow

    Edwin Goei​ I went to lunch at Costa Mesa's Mitsuwa yesterday and saw booths already being set up for the market's annual Hokkaido Fair, a veritable celebration of Japanese food (particularly those from Hokkaido).

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Japanese Gourmet Fair at Mitsuwa in Costa Mesa This Thursday To Sunday

    Edwin GoeiMitsuwa during their Autumn Japanese Food Festival​I was browsing Mitsuwa for exotic Kit Kats when I noticed booths being set up inside the store/food court for something big this week. Then I realized it's about the time of year for Mitsuwa's Umaimono Gourmet Fair.The food event starts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Mitsuwa's Hokkaido Fair from Thursday, Sep. 10 - Sunday, Sep. 13

    Mitsuwa.comIt's time for Mitsuwa's Hokkaido Fair again. This annual gathering of specialty Japanese food vendors is always a spectacle to behold, as evidenced by the nigh-impossible parking situation.Here are some highlights of this year's event as Mitsuwa's own website can only describe them:"Rame ... More >>

  • Food

    August 6, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 10, 2008

    This Week: Mitsuwa's Hokkaido Food Fair in Costa Mesa

    Attention all ramen-loving, manga-reading, anime-watching Japanphiles: Mitsuwa Marketplace in Costa Mesa is hosting its Hokkaido Fair from Thursday (9/11) to Sunday (9/14). In attendance will be Asameshi Maeda Honpo, a ramen purveyor who does "Asahikawa shoyu-based soup". Asahikawa, by the way, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2008

    Asameshi Maeda Honten - "Legendary Ramen Fair" in Costa Mesa's Mitsuwa Marketplace

    If you are reading this after February 18th, 2008, you might as well stop: Asameshi Maeda Honten will have already packed up and left for San Diego, its next tour destination. Sort of like a band that belts out noodle soups instead of tunes, you can find this Japanese ramen shop here, at the Costa ... More >>

  • Food

    July 13, 2006

    Grub Guide

    Tasty morsels from OC's best damn dining guide

  • Food

    July 6, 2006

    Grub Guide

    Tasty morsels from the county's best damn dining guide

  • Food

    June 29, 2006

    Grub Guide

    A sampling of Orange County's best damn dining guide

  • Food

    June 15, 2006

    Grub Guide

    A taste of Orange County's best damn dining guide

  • Food

    February 10, 2005

    Ramen Wars!

    Slurping through Orange Countys steamiest Ramen bowls