Category: Vegetarian friendly

Orange: Anepalco

Anepalco is a modern Mexican restaurant located inside the ALO hotel in Orange.  It’s been about 2 years since I’ve eaten here, and I stopped by for lunch with my friend Eleni.  Their menu is quite extensive, but they have this one signature dish that blows away every […]

Irvine: Cava Grill (@cavagrill)

Cava Grill is a Mediterranean / Middle Eastern inspired restaurant located in Irvine, off Barranca and Culver, in the spot where Veggie Grill used to be. It’s in the same outdoor complex with many other popular places like Urban Plates, Doner G, Capital Noodles. Cava is a build-your-own […]

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 […]

Palos Verdes: Yellow Vase 

Casual place at the bottom of Hawthorne and PV Drive South, beneath Admiral Risty. It’s a place where you order at the counter then find a seat. Menus are at the counter so if you don’t know what you want, you tie up the line at the counter. […]

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 […]

Newport Beach: TLT Food

TLT stands for “The Lime Truck”, and I’ve been a fan of The Lime Truck since the beginning, when chef Jason Quinn and co owner Daniel Shemtob ran the truck, and served up fresh, innovative food to the hungry food truck fans.  Now, each partner has gone a different […]

Santa Ana: Soltani Restaurant

Located just in the outskirts of downtown Santa Ana, off 1st and Oak in a dilapidated strip mall is this Persian restaurant. The parking lot is tiny and a bit cramped, so be prepared to either squeeze into a spot, or park off Oak Street. Having read other […]

Anaheim: Win Thai Cuisine

After a week of eating my way through Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana, I was craving something non diner, non fried.  Thai food sounded fantastic! This place is located behind the Euclid car wash off Euclid and La Palma. It’s a tiny little place with about six booths […]

Portland’s famous Voodoo Doughnuts 

We had such a late lunch, we weren’t hungry for dinner.  It was approaching 8:00 pm, and I suggested skipping a proper dinner for Voodoo Doughnuts instead.  I didn’t hear any complaints from Stephen or mom, so we googled the address and made our way to the famous […]

Fullerton: Seoulmate’s Taco Tuesday

This tiny restaurant used to be the old Cajun Swamp crawfish restaurant.  Now, it’s a Korean-Fusion place serving up sliders, tacos, burritos, chicken wings… and beer.  It  is located in downtown Fullerton, across the road from the old Knowlwoods/ Old Spaghetti Factory, off an alleyway sandwiched between Commonwealth […]

Santa Ana: Kebob Place

My original lunch plan was to try the new Irenia located next to the Rags newspaper stand, but apparently they don’t bother to post on the door they’re NOT open for lunch on Tuesdays.  So we walked around the corner and spied Kebab Place, located across the street […]

Persian food at Peris, revisited

Persian food is probably one of my favorite comfort food, ranked up with American fried chicken, and Mom’s cooking.  Ok, there’s tons of other food that I love, but Persian food does rank pretty high. One of my favorite places is Peris Restaurant in Hawaiian Gardens, where I […]

Yelp Event: Lunch at DönerG

My first Elite Lunch event!! I’ve always wanted to check out a Yelp Elite Lunch event but they were too far or my schedule never allowed it.  I’ve been to the other Doner G location in Anaheim (off Ball and State College), and love the food and the […]

Orange: Pepito’s  Taco Tuesday

I was craving gringos style tacos for Taco Tuesday. Pepito’s, located down the street from the Outlets of Orange, where the City Drive meets Memory Lane, fits the bill. They have street tacos with meats from Carne Asada, Carnitas, shredded beef and shredded or grilled chicken, and they […]

4th Street Market, revisited

The 4th Street Market is located a few blocks from downtown Santa Ana.  For the government employees like me, we get only an hour lunch break.  This location is perfect if you need to meet up with other government employees, who don’t necessarily work at the same agency […]