Category: Asian

Fountain Valley: Simply Home Café

My quest continues for the best Hainan chicken in LA and Orange County. So far, Savoy Kitchen in Alhambra is still the king of Hainan chicken, but who wants to drive to LA? Located off Brookhurst and Edinger, down the street from the heart of little Saigon is this […]

Anaheim: Chew Noodle Bar

Ramen? Pho? You can get both here. Chew Noodle Bar is located off Magnolia and Ball, in a strip mall with a Zumba studio. I’ve been eyeing this place since their soft opening back in February, and the one time I went, I found out they’re closed on Mondays. […]

Gardena: El Pollo Inka 

El Pollo Inka is a mini chain of Peruvian restaurants, located throughout Los Angeles County.  I stopped by at the Gardena location with my friends Roger and Karen on Fat Tuesday, and the place was busy. Peruvian food takes from their Incan roots and incorporates food from the […]

Artesia: Saffron Spot

Living in Southern California, we are spoiled with the vast selection of places to eat.  Just 45-minutes ago, I was in San Juan Capistrano having authentic Tacos de Trompo street tacos at Taqueros, and now I am having Indian style ice cream at Saffron Spot, located in a […]

Santa Ana: Thai Way 

This little mom n pop restaurant is located off Harbor and McFadden — hidden in a strip mall behind a McDonald’s.  I was heading back to work from Huntington Beach, needed a place on my way back to Santa Ana, and this place was about 10 minutes away. […]

Tustin: J fish revisited 

J Fish is a sushi and poke place in Tustin, California.  About 6 months ago, Karen and I went there during their soft opening, and really enjoyed the food.  Since our last visit, the restaurant added some items to their menu. New to the menu are grilled meat […]

Orange: Yoshiharu Ramen 

My friends and I were at the Anaheim Ducks Face-off Fest and wanted something to eat after the event. It was starting to rain, so a bowl of ramen, or something soupy sounded good.  This place was about 2 miles from the Honda Center, and they were open […]

Santa Ana: Gu Ramen

Located on the corner of 3rd and Main, this tiny little ramen place can be hard to find. They took over the old Paninoteca Mangio spot, which was next door to the now closed Little Sparrow restaurant. Parking can be a challenge, but there’s street parking and a […]

Tustin: J Fish Premium Poke and Sushi

What? Another Poke place in Orange County? YES! But J Fish isn’t another cookie cutter, assembly line, build your own bowl kind of poke place. You actually order your food at the cashier, and they bring your creation to you. Finally, a poke place that waits on you. […]

Santa Ana: Wokano Asian Restaurant

Dangle a discount, and I’m there! For a limited time, Pokemon Go Level 10 or higher players get rewarded with a 15% discount at Wokano. That was a good enough incentive to get me inside the door, as I had no idea what a “Wokano” was. I conjured […]

Westminster: Com Gá Nam An

Com Gá Nam An is located in Westminster, in the corner of Brookhurst and Macfadden at a busy outside strip mall, behind a Chase bank.  They specialize in chicken, specifically poached chicken which is similar to Hainan style chicken.  They have their own Vietnamese style, served with the […]

Encino: Streets of India

A real neighborhood gem featuring Northern Indian cuisine, and also Nepalese and Tibetan cuisine. The place is on the corner of Ventura and Libbit, located inside a medical/ office building. Park in the structure behind the building, and cut through the medical building lobby. We came here on […]

Anaheim: Cross Roast Cantonese fusion

This is literally a hidden neighborhood gem located on the corner of Rowland and Magnolia. Drive too fast on Magnolia, and you can totally miss this black building that blends in with the street. It looked more like a vape or a bookstore, than a restaurant. When we walked […]

Fullerton: Kaori Japanese

Kaori is a little place located off Chapman and Harbor, in the same tiny area with Chronic Tacos, Grits, and Philly Cheesesteak. The place used to be located across the street, on the other side of Harbor Blvd, but moved due to construction of the Fox Theater. Not only is […]

Garden Grove: Baos Hog

In my on-going quest for Hainan Chicken, I came here specifically to try Baos Hog version. So we spent $30 for 3 rice boxes, a bao and an iced tea for 2 people. It sounded a little pricey but I ended up taking 1/2 of each box home […]

Garden Grove: Brodard Restaurant

There’s certain restaurants who’s fame and recognition is based on 1 item. For example, in Orange County, if you want Viet-Canjun seafood in a bag, people compare other restaurants to The Boiling Crab. For Vietnamese spring rolls people compare other places to Brodard. Brodard is located inside the […]