Foothill Ranch’s Maison de Pho has expanded to Mission Viejo. The menu features the noodle soup, rice dishes, stir-fried noodles, and egg rolls. 26861 Trabuco Rd De, Ste D&E, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
HOK Pizza & Stuffed Potatoes has opened in Lake Forest in the space that used to be Pizza Studio. Specialties include a chicken Alfredo pizza and stuffed “Meat Lovers” potato with ham, sausage, and beef franks. 23646 Rockfield Blvd, Ste 605, Lake Forest, CA 92630
At the new My Greek Kitchen in Costa Mesa, mousaka, gyro and homemade baklava are offered. 204 E 17th St, Ste 102, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
A new Taiwanese boba tea house called The Old Boys has opened in Fullerton. In addition to the drinks, noodle and rice dishes are also served. 333 N State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92831
Den Da, a new cafe in Westminster, offers boba drinks and dishes such as dry noodles with shrimp and a house special banh mi. 9393 Bolsa Ave, Westminster, CA 92683
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.