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 >>
An Orange County businessman whose company has supplied small electronic airplane parts for C5 cargo planes and F18 Fighter jets has been punished for repeatedly cheating on this federal income taxes.According to court records inside the Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse in Santa Ana, 69-year-old Sha ... More >>
Ching He-Huang may be a self-taught chef but she was taught by some of the best, her very own family. With a long line of traditional heritage, Taiwanese-born Ching helped out with a lot of the cooking growing up and moves to South Africa and later to London helped mold her tastes and styles but luc ... More >>
Nong Shim, the Korean maker of cheap and addictive instant noodles that are best purchased in bulk, is facing a recall. Tests performed by the Korea Food and Drug Administration found that six Nong Shim ramen brands, including Neoguri and Sang Sang Noodle, contain benzopyrene, a carcinogen that ... More >>
I didn't know much when the shell of a space that was working its way to becoming Chef Kitchen in Irvine appeared a few months ago. Now the restaurant has opened and it appears to be a Taiwanese restaurant much like the others in this 99 Ranch-anchored plaza on Walnut and Jeffrey.
See also:Liang's ... More >>
The owner of two popular Santa Ana restaurants has been placed on two years of federal probation after admitting that he tried unsuccessfully to trick the Internal Revenue Service on $16,000.Shien Wong--a native of Taiwan and owner of Taqueria Carniceria Tapatia and Taqueria Tapatia--was arrested by ... More >>
We are used to some unique personalities here at On the Line. Phillip Chang was not only cool, but also calm and collected. I dropped by Yogurtland headquarters in Anaheim to understand his driven personality. What I got was a new level of respect for a pioneer in the frozen yogurt industry. Love hi ... More >>
Orange County doesn't have the San Gabriel Valley, lined end-to-end with great Chinese restaurants. We do, however, have Irvine, which is where most of these recommendations are, and where you can eat well from just about any region of China.As with all these sorts of lists, there will be the ine ... More >>
A DuPage County judge today refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought against Huntington Beach's most famous former porn star Jenna Jameson, who is accused of blowing off contracted appearances to promote her film Zombie Strippers in Illinois so she could attend celebrity muckraker Perez Hilton's birt ... More >>
That's Hu on the right.Talk about your young heavy hitters, London International Group's 26-year-old Global Managing Director Jack Hu boasted that his December financial summit in Irvine would include George W. Bush's treasury and Interior secretaries, Henry Paulson and Dirk Kempthorne, then-Repu ... More >>
A bronze statue of Ronald Reagan was dedicated at Bonita Canyon Sports Park in Newport Beach Sunday. (Bonita Canyon Sports Park, where have I heard that name before? Oh yes, HERE, in a post about Newps dumping its former city attorney for allegedly getting in a DUI wreck near the park.)Dana Rohra ... More >>
Well it's official. The Get Up Kids are on the road and will soon make their way to the golden state. Unless you've been living under a rock, you probably knew this anyway, especially if you're a fan. After 15 years together, the quintet from Kansas City, who begrudgingly accept the genre classif ... More >>
According to FocusTaiwan, July 3 will be the Taichung city's "Lady Gaga Day," to commemorate the "Born This Way" singer's first time in the Taiwanese city."We have spent a great deal of time and energy inviting Lady Gaga to visit Taichung and we are very pleased to see the success of our efforts. ... More >>
Photo by Professor SaltBlack pepper fakonAhh, bacon, that gateway meat for vegetarians. We've spent much time this week talking about it, and we've left out those that can't eat it. Today, we talk about fakon, or fake bacon, the gateway tofu for meatatarians.
christinaaguilera.comToday it was announced that Christina Aguilera agreed to be on NBC's new reality show The Voice as a singing coach, with music producer and performer Cee Lo Green and Maroon 5's lead singer Adam Levine. Carson Daly will host the series, which debuts April 26.
A few years ago, there was a noticeable upswing in ramen activity. We saw not one, not two, but three ramen-yas opening in Irvine (Ajisen, Mizuki and Shizuma), all within the span of two years.
Now it seems we are in the midst of another noodle-soup arms race in Irvine. This time, it looks l ... More >>
UPDATE: In an email to the Weekly, the owner of A Little Dynasty denies there is any basis for the criticism of his new Chinese school in Irvine (see end of post) . . . Could the Quail Hill Village Center in Irvine become the next hotspot for anti-communist crusaders fighting the spread of ... More >>
UPDATE: A Sims-style video based on the police account of the two murders Daniel Wozniak has been accused of carrying out has been posted on YouTube. More details throughout . . .
The video was created for NMA World Edition, the YouTube page for Taiwan-based Next Media Animation, "the largest full- ... More >>
Vietnam has a Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy tooSaving itself a couple of news cycles of international embarrassment, Vietnam has denied a visa to Orange County Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, who had been traveling in Asia and hoped to enter the country to meet with disgruntled citizens who say the ... More >>
Kirby Dick is coming to Irvine to screen "Outrage," his documentary on closeted gay politicians.UC Irvine's Film and Video Center was late in releasing details of its fall program because the FVC's tiny and tireless staff was unsure whether there would even be a program. (Thank you, UC system acr ... More >>
In September 2001, Chuck DeVore (R-Irvine) self-published a book called "China Attacks" which envisioned a Chinese sneak attack against Taiwan that precipitates a third world war. Call it a case of bad timing: as the events of 9/11 suggested, China might not be America's worst enemy after all. In 20 ... More >>
For many adults in California, the Regional Occupational Centers and Programs (ROCPs, or ROPs for short) that pepper the state are the final life raft in the sinking ship that is their life. The programs provide a myriad of vocational and technical training to California residents. Let's face it: B ... More >>