Category: Food

La Mirada: Sol Inka Peruvian

I needed a restaurant that was near the La Mirada AMC 7, and this Peruvian place popped up. It’s located off Imperial and Santa Gertrudes, next door to a Mike’s burger, across the street from a Grocery Outlet strip mall. Upon walking in, the place is dark. We […]

Santa Ana: Cali Tacos

I’ve had Cali Tacos bookmarked for the longest time, but hesitate on going because the one on Chapman had the reputation of having poor parking and crowded.  Then, this location at 1631 17th Street opened up, and I took advantage that not too many people knew it was […]

Gardena, CA: Home Kitchen

I wanted to take my friend, Roger, out for his birthday, and he wanted to come to Home Kitchen, a mom n pop, hole in the wall, tiny little restaurant in Gardena. There’s plenty of different things on the menu, and they even have a Bento box of […]

San Diego, CA: Menya Ultra ramen

Menya Ultra ramen is an award winning ramen place in Japan.  In February 2017, they opened up a store in the outskirts of San Diego and was an instant hit.  I have been following them on Instagram since their opening, and finally decided to drive down to try this […]

Anaheim, CA: Lamplight Lounge at DCA

In January 2018, Disney California Adventured closed the Paradise Pier section of the park to give it a rebranding called Pixar Pier, where everything is themed with characters from the Pixar movies.  Last weekend, the pier reopened, and in the rebranding was the Lamplight Lounge, formerly the Cove […]

Gardena, CA: The Crab Shack

Cajun seafood in a bag… this seems to be “the” way to eat the garlicky crawfish, shrimp and other crustaceans.  The Crab Shack is trying to make a name for itself, and they have 3 stores: 2 in Gardena, and 1 in Carson. Roger and I decided to meet up […]

Fullerton: the Pizza Press (@ThePizzaPress)

The Pizza Press in Fullerton is another “build your own” pizza place, but this place also serves craft beer.. the bonus in coming here versus Pieology located around the corner. It’s a little hard to find, as there’s no real big sign off the street. They’re located on […]

Lake Forest, CA: Delicias Peruanas

I was in South County and hankering for some Tallarin Saltado… not the green pesto version, just the “normal” one with chicken or beef. This place popped up on Yelp with decent reviews. It wasn’t easy to find because it’s tucked in a non descript strip mall, behind a Walgreens. The […]