Category: Cheap Eats

London: Nando’s peri-peri chicken (@NandosUK)

Nando’s is a worldwide Portuguese flamed grilled chicken restaurant chain founded in South Africa. Their chicken is seasoned and marinaded in a peri-peri sauce. It’s Portuguese in origin and made from crushed chilies, citrus peel, onion, pepper, salt, lemon juice, bay leaves, paprika, pimiento, basil, oregano, and tarragon. […]

London: Toi and Moi cafe

Today is our day to visit the British Museum.  I yelped a place for breakfast, which was appropriately called “The Breakfast Club” but found out it was an extremely popular place.  There was a line out the door, and was estimated to be at least a half hour […]

Edinburgh: Breakfast at Coffee Mill

Good morning, Edinburgh!!  It’s day 4 of our trip and we are on our own to explore Edinburgh.  We had tickets for the Castle at 9:30 and decided to yelp a place nearby for breakfast.  The Coffee Mill came up with decent reviews, and they had the Scottish Breakfast, too! […]

Orange, CA: El Torito

It’s Tuesday, so it’s Taco Tuesday and Happy Hour at El Torito at the Outlets of Orange, which is available only in the cantina from 3:00-9:00. The taco Tuesday was a decent deal. For $2.99 per taco, you order with the cantina waitress and she gives you a […]

Irvine: California Fish Grill

WHAT? No Taco Tuesday at this location?? I wonder if this is a franchise and not owned by the corporation? Regardless, I came to the one located off Jamboree on a Tuesday evening and maybe it was good there’s no Taco Tuesday. The place was busy but not […]

Buena Park: Porto’s

Orange County, rejoice!! The newest location of this popular Cuban bakery and café is finally open in Buena Park, off the 91 freeway on Beach Blvd., next-door to medieval times. If you have ever been to any of the other locations, whether it’s Downey, Glendale, or Burbank, you […]

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 […]

Santa Ana: Joe’s Place 

This little place is located across the street from the Central Courthouse from 6:30 am to 3:00 pm. It’s a grab and go kind of place, with a simple menu for sandwiches, pizza, and even a burger.  Think of it as a convenience store with a grill.   […]

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: 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 […]

Buena Park: El Gallo De Oro

In my ever non ending quest for a Taco Tuesday place, I found this one on Yelp and made this my Taco Tuesday pick.  El Gallo De Oro means Gold Chicken.  For a buck, you can choose any meat for the street taco. The place is located in […]

Santa Ana: DönerG Turkish food

DönerG is a Turkish, casual food restaurant with 3 Orange County locations: Anaheim, Irvine, and their newest one in Santa Ana, across from the Main Place Mall.  Unlike Anaheim or Irvine, this location is a “build your own” concept like Chipotle or Subway. We stopped here on a […]

Kushari at Abu Terek in Cairo

Our trip is coming to a close.  We flew out of Luxor and headed back to Cairo. We were scheduled to stay one night in Cairo, but our flight back to LA was early, and we remembered how bad Cairo traffic was from the museum. My dad asked if […]