It's still going on. You still have two days to get your fill of the Japanese food festival at Mitsuwa Costa Mesa known as the Umaimono Gourmet Fair. A warning: some items are expensive. One stall is selling a special bowl of ramen for $9.90. But there are other stalls that have cheaper bites, like the one pictured selling korokke for about $2.
Edwin Goei was born on the island of Java, grew up in La Habra, studied in Irvine, and eats everywhere. Before becoming an award-winning restaurant critic for OC Weekly in 2007, he went by the alias "elmomonster" on his blog Monster Munching, in which he once wrote a whole review in haiku.