Category: Asian

La Mirada, CA: Oh Mama Kitchen

After a wonderful meal at Chicken University, I decided to track down other ‘KFC’ places in my Korean dominated community. I stumbled upon Oh Mama Kitchen on Yelp. This little (no, really it’s tiny) restaurant is located off Rosecrans and Beach, behind the Polly Pies. It’s nestled between […]

Anaheim: Jo Wan Noodle House

Jo Wan Noodle House is located off Euclid and La Palma, where the La Palma Chicken House used to be. It got decent reviews on yelp, and one reviewer said it is food of Chinese origin from people who were raised in Korea, or HwaKyo. This is not […]

Fullerton: Chicken University

Fullerton has a lot of KFC’s… that’s Korean Fried Chicken restaurants. Korean fried chicken differs from typical American fried chicken because it is fried twice and the skin is therefore crunchier and less greasy. The chicken is usually seasoned with spices, sugar, and salt, prior to and after […]

Fullerton: Huntington Ramen

This little Japanese restaurant is hidden in a strip mall, off Chapman and Victoria, across the street from a post office. We came on a Wednesday and was able to find parking, but I can see that parking can be an issue on weekends or on cooler days when […]

Las Vegas: Viet Noodle Bar

Las Vegas has plenty of food to offer. You can find almost anything you want, on and off the Strip.  We try to get away from the Strip and eat where the locals eat.  About 10 minutes from the Strip, off Spring Mountain Road is their Asia town.  […]

Artesia: Gerry’s Grill

I was shopping at MadPoppin and spied Gerry’s Grill across the parking lot. The logo is a swordfish holding 2 beers. Is it a bar and grill? a burger place? a fish place? Uhhh actually its a Filipino restaurant. The only other Filipino place I’ve been to is […]

Costa Mesa: Cal Shabu (@calshabucm)

There’s so many Shabu places in SoCal, and yet Cal Shabu survives the test of time. I discovered the original California Shabu in Fountain Valley probably 15 years ago, after the original co-owner Taka, who worked at the Shabu Shabu House in Little Tokyo in downtown LA, opened his own store in […]

Artesia: Tampopo Sushi & Ramen

After shopping at Madpoppin, we spotted Tampopo Sushi and Ramen.  When we walked in, the place was actually not busy and had me worried.  Fortunately by the time we left, it got busier. Karen had the ramen, while I ordered 2 hand rolls: the spider roll and a […]

Fullerton: Noodle St

Located in a tiny, but very busy strip mall off State College and Chapman is this Chinese noodle place. It’s located in the building behind the Chipotle, which is across the street from the Mobil gas station / Pieology/ Whats up Men?  The place is still in the […]

Costa Mesa: Din Tai Fung 

Din Tai Fung is a world renown dumpling restaurant, given a Michelin star in 2010. Some people rave about it, and some people think it’s pretentious and overpriced.  I have tried 3 of their Southern California locations and have noticed that there is a slight difference between the […]

Buena Park: Yoshiharu Ramen

Yoshiharu Ramen is located in the still being developed mall called “The Source”, located off Beach Blvd. and Orangethorpe, right off the 91 freeway (going opposite direction of Knott’s Berry Farm).  There’s a parking structure off Beach, which can be tricky to find if you’re not looking for the […]

Fullerton: Teriyaki Express 

I was heading to The Bruery and wanted a bite to eat beforehand. I yelped and this place was located a few blocks from Dunn Way. Perfect!! Located off State College and Orangethorpe, with a Subway sandwich, a Tattoo place, and a cell phone repair company is this […]

Artesia: Bowls by 39 Degrees 

Poke places are popping up faster than Starbucks.  For a while, Karen and I were going to a poke place at least once a week.  We have been going to J-Fish in Tustin and came across this place, Bowls by 39 Degrees and stopped by on a Tuesday […]