Hoshi Shabu Shabu, an all-you-can-eat shabu shabu restaurant has opened in Brea in the Walmart-anchored plaza on Imperial and Kraemer. 2445 E Imperial Hwy., Brea, CA 92821
Miss Shabu Restaurant & Sake Bar, also an all-you-can-eat shabu shabu restaurant, has opened at the Zion-anchored plaza on Beach. 5450 Beach Blvd. Ste 102, Buena Park, CA 90621
SuperNatural Sea to Sandwich has replaced Civic at 4th Street Market in Downtown Santa Ana. The San Diego-based restaurant specializes in seafood sandwiches such as shrimp banh mi with Chinese sausage. 201 E 4th St. Ste 136, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Wow Wa K-Pop Food has opened inside Wholesome Choice supermarket in Irvine. Items include spicy seafood noodle (jjampong) and fried pork with sweet and sour sauce. 18040 Culver Dr., Irvine, CA 92612
Bronx Sandwich Company has opened a new restaurant in Costa Mesa to add to its locations in Tustin and Anaheim. 3030 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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.