Sam Woo

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    On the Line: Anne Eng of Panfiniti, Part Two

    ​Before heading to the commissary for supplies, Anne Eng found the time to meet outside one of her favorite places, Diamond Jamboree's Lollicup. She quips about her adventures in driving the Panfiniti lonchera and how she prefers to spend her free time. While part one's answers may have a lot to c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    Dueling Dishes: Battle Ma Po Tofu

    Edwin Goei​Legend has it that ma po tofu is named after its creator, a woman with pockmarks on her face who first popularized the dish in China's Sichuan province. You see, ma po loosely translates to pock-marked woman, as I'm sure our resident translator and multi-linguist Dave Lieberman will co ... 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

    November 19, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    I've Revealed A Secret; Now It's Your Turn

    Edwin Goei​If you've picked up the latest edition of The Weekly -- which is, by the way, our annual, and might I say, awesome Best of OC Issue (okay, I'm done with the shameless plug) -- you might have noticed my review of May Garden's secret menu in the usual Food section. During a chat wit ... More >>

  • Food

    July 14, 2005

    The Asian Persuasion

    Great Asian restaurants, and the Asians (and Chuck Devore) who love them

  • Food

    April 21, 2005

    Garden of Eating

    Calling the dim sum races at Irvine China Garden

  • Food

    November 14, 2002

    Good Food, Bad Food

    A tale of two Woos

  • Food

    September 27, 2001

    Z Marks the Spot

    Fine dining in Irvine rises 50 percent

  • Features

    September 27, 2001


    You can plan cities, but you cant plan people

  • Features

    February 1, 2001

    Holy Mackerel!

    We came, we saw seafood, we ate it, we left

  • Food

    November 18, 1999

    The Raw and the Cooked

    Getting to the heart of Irvines Chinese subculture

  • Food

    March 18, 1999

    Famous Food

    Conductors! Rock Stars! Restaurateurs! Poets!