Category: Ethic, But Not Asian

RSM: SAJJ Mediterranean

On Tuesday night I was invited back to SAJJ Mediterranean in Rancho Santa Margarita to cover the media event for their new chocolate hummus. Unfortunately I was not able to attend, so my partner-in-crime, Chrissy went for me.  Here’s her recap: Originally a food truck, SAJJ Mediterranean currently operates two […]

Montréal: Pub McLean’s

Pub McLean’s is located about 2 blocks our downtown Montreal hotel. While in flight from Los Angeles, I messaged the owner via Yelp and asked if we could make a reservations to watch the Ducks vs. Senators game at 7:00.  No problem. When we arrived, the assistant manager […]

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. […]

Santa Ana: Costa Azul 2

I stopped here with coworkers for lunch. The food isn’t the best I’ve had but the price is fair and you get soup plus a drink! I had the 2 item lunch combo, and chose 2 chicken enchilada (red sauce) and it came with rice and beans. The beans […]

Orange: Anepalco for brunch 

Following the Ducks Select-a-Seat, the group of us went to Anepalco’s for brunch. They must have changed the menu because it seems more condensed, and a bit pricier. Stephen and I split the signature dish, their chilaquiles, and added carnitas to it.  Sandy had the perdidos, which is […]

Santa Ana: The Olde Ship

The Olde Ship has 2 locations, one in Fullerton off Harbor Blvd. and this one in Santa Ana, just down the street from Santa Ana Community College.  This location is much larger than Fullerton, and has more parking. When you walk in, there is definitely a British “pub” feel […]

Gardena: El Rocoto

El Rocoto is located in a strip mall, sandwiched between a Ranch 99 Market, and Daiso discount store. There’s nothing out front to state its Peruvian (I always assumed it was Mexican, my bad). My normal go-to Peruvian place is Pollo Inka, located across the street, but a […]

La Habra: Continental Deli (German Food)

Ask someone where to go for German food in Southern California and people would say Old World in Huntington Beach, Alpine Village in Torrance, Matterns in Orange, or Jägerhaus in Anaheim.  One hidden gem can be found in La Habra, off Imperial Blvd. and Beach Blvd., located in […]

Buena Park: Aji Limon Peruvian food

I was driving through Buena Park and stumbled on Aji Limon.  Located near Lincoln and Knott, in the corner of the Big 5 parking lot is this simple restaurant.  The menu had your typical Peruvian items, and they even notated what is Chinese inspired and what is Japanese inspired, […]

Laguna Hills: Villa Roma 

  The month of May is a busy time for me. It’s not just Mother’s day but my mother’s birthday, my sister’s birthday, my brother in law’s birthday (well, April, but we squish his into May) and my sister and brother in law’s anniversary. Whew! We decided to […]

Anaheim: La Pollada Peruvian Grill 

I was craving Peruvian food, and my usual “go to” place El Pollo Inka is all the way in the South Bay. Thanks to yelp, I discovered this mom n pop place that’s located down the street from Disneyland, just off Ball and Euclid, in a busy strip mall […]