Category: Cheap Eats

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. […]

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 […]

Fullerton: Que Bueno Taqueria

If it’s Tuesday, its Taco Tuesday! The restaurant is located in the shopping plaza off Euclid and Orangethorpe. During the week, I stop at the Starbucks that’s next door and never considered coming here until I was looking for a new Taco Tuesday place. While passing by the […]

San Pedro: Jersey Mike’s

If you didn’t know it was here, you’d have a hard time finding this store. It’s tucked in the back of the shopping center, to the left of Sprouts and Petco (another hidden store). This store is clean, and the people were friendly. One thing I like about […]

Tustin: Original Taco Factory 

The Original Taco Factory  is a little shack located on the corner of Newport Avenue and Walnut, and it is small! The parking lot is funky, and there’s only 4 spots in the front, and most customers will double park so they can run in/ out with their […]

Fullerton: Stadtgarten

Stadtgarten is a place where you can get a sausage and beer, and they serve plenty of both. Don’t come here thinking you’re getting a hot dog. If you’ve been to Wurstküche in LA or Wursthaus in Santa Ana, this is basically the same concept. They’ve got 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. […]

Costa Mesa: Empanada’s Place

This tiny place is a neighborhood gem. Located off Harbor Blvd, between the 405 and Baker (behind a Rite Aid parking lot) is this Argentine empanada place. They also serve sandwiches and salads, but their signature items are these tasty, savory hot pockets filled with delicious meats or […]

Santa Ana: Soho Taco food truck 

I’ve been following the SoCal food truck scene since the beginning, back in 2010. There’s been a ton of food trucks who have come and gone, but only those food trucks who has what it takes are still around. Soho Taco is one who is still around. I […]