Category: Asian

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 […]

Anaheim, CA: MFK by Aysee (@MFK_Aysee) #MFK

MFK means “Modern Filipino Kitchen” and Aysee is the owner’s grandmother. I have driven by this location multiple times, and never knew it because it really is hidden. It’s near the corner of Magnolia and La Palma, sandwiched behind a convenience store and an Ethiopian restaurant. If you […]

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 […]