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Shawn Xa

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2014

    XA Sweet & Savory Cafe Announces Second Location

    We stopped by XA Sweet & Savory in Orange after recovering from a juice cleanse (more on that some other time) to refuel. In case you forgot about XA, both Edwin and I ranked it in our top five last year. It's that good. Eventually Shawn Xa emerged from the kitchen, and he sat down to share his new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    No. 5: Apple Pie Cookie at XA Sweet & Savory Cafe

    Like Kasey Kasem, we're counting down the hits, except ours nourish your belly as well as your soul. Just a few weeks left in our list of lists known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR), to correspond with our annual Best Of issue. YEAH!!! Enjoy! I said in an earlier 100 Favorites entry on XA's ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    No. 16: The Chicken at XA Sweet & Savory Cafe

    Like Kasey Kasem, we're counting down the hits, except ours nourish your belly as well as your soul. Just a few weeks left in our listicle of listicles known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR). YEAH!!! Hey, don't ding us for listicles: Weekly DataLab studies show ustedes love this gimmick, launch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    25. Grilled Watermelon Salad At XA Sweet & Savory Cafe

    We're now halfway through the Long March known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR). YEAH!!! Hey, don't ding us for listicles: Weekly DataLab studies show ustedes love this gimmick, launched in honor of our coming Best Of issue. Besides, it is rather fun to do this for us Forkers--an opportunity to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    XA Sweet & Savory Cafe Revamps Its Menu

    This week, Shawn Xa, owner and chef at XA Sweet & Savory Cafe in Orange, rendered the review I wrote on his restaurant outdated, but in a way I've always been anticipating. Xa has always promised that he would continually improve and change things up as his restaurant gains momentum. From rearrangin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    This Week In Food: Watermelon Oreos, the Fullerton Food Truck Ban, and Our New Voice Places!

    Yes, it's time for another week in food. You know, that's the thing about weeks...they go in a circle. First off, Edwin visited Mitsuwa Marketplace in Costa Mesa and supped upon none other than beef tongue! Then he named the Blue Shelby at Ruby's Steamliner Lounge the Drink of the Week. He announce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    On The Line: Shawn Xa Of XA Sweet and Savory Cafe, Part Two

    "My main goal is to build a legacy for my mom and be a motivational speaker by inspiring others to pursue their dreams." Our final question delves into Xa's relationship with his mother, and how he eventually joined the family business. Read our interview with Shawn Xa of XA Sweet and Savory Cafe, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    On The Line: Shawn Xa Of XA Sweet and Savory Cafe, Part One

    "My cooking is a reflection of my life, very clean and straightforward." To call Shawn Xa confident is an understatement. Tell him what you are looking for in a meal (or not, if you're vegan or gluten-free), and he'll come up with a flavor profile on the spot. Situated across the street from CHOC, ... More >>

  • Food

    February 28, 2013

    Xa Sweet & Savory Café Brought the Chicken First

    The 2-month-old Orange restaurant gets awesomer by the day

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