Yang’s Braised Chicken Rice has opened in Santa Ana’s Hutton Centre. It’s the fourth location for the Chinese chicken chain to open in Orange County. 2 Hutton Centre Dr., Santa Ana, CA 92707
Irvine’s I Can Barbecue, an all-you-can-eat Korean barbecue restaurant, has opened a location in Santa Ana in front of the Ronald Reagan Federal Building. 414 W 4th St., Santa Ana, CA 92701
A Hawaiian plate lunch joint called Faka’s Island Grill has opened in Santa Ana. Along with lunch plates featuring chicken katsu, teriyaki beef, and garlic shrimp, the menu offers pork belly fries and a pork belly sandwich. 201 E 4th St., Santa Ana, CA 92701
Quarters Kitchen, a Korean burger joint that specializes in a bulgogi burger served with tater tots, has opened in Yorba Linda. Also on the menu, rice bowls featuring various Korean-seasoned meats and salads. 4901 Valencia Ave., Yorba Linda, CA 92886
A new Cajun/Vietnamese seafood specialist called Claws Zone has opened in Anaheim. Along with spice-steeped shellfish served in bags, steaks, noodles, and fish and chips are offered. 614 S Brookhurst St., Anaheim, CA 92804
Before becoming an award-winning restaurant critic for OC Weekly in 2007, Edwin Goei went by the alias “elmomonster” on his blog Monster Munching, in which he once wrote a whole review in haiku.