O.C.'s unofficial Taiwan Town just got more Taiwaneseier. Kingchops--a Taiwanese fried pork chop specialist that's actually from Taiwan--has opened in Irvine next to Clay Oven at the corner of Irvine Center and Jeffrey.
As mentioned before on this blog, there's also a branch in the City of Industry that serves pork chop rice (Pai Gu Fan)--basically a plank of deep-fried pork served with rice dotted with soy-sauce-seasoned ground pork, veggies and a hard-boiled egg. Also on the menu there and now at this store: pork chop noodles, either served dry or submerged in soup.
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There's also fried chicken, if you're more inclined.
For drinks, Kingchops offers an assortment of boba milk teas and sea salt coffee, because, well, as TIME magazine once pondered: what's more Taiwanese than some salt with your coffee.
15435 Jeffrey Rd #117, Irvine, California, (949) 303-5344; https://www.facebook.com/KingchopsIrvine