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Santa Ana: Gu Ramen

Located on the corner of 3rd and Main, this tiny little ramen place can be hard to find. They took over the old Paninoteca Mangio spot, which was next door to the now closed Little Sparrow restaurant. Parking can be a challenge, but there’s street parking and a […]

Brea: Outback Steakhouse 

The last time I went to an Outback Steakhouse was… I can’t even remember. I think over 5 years ago. My experience was just ok and I never thought of coming here as my first choice for steak. What brought us in here was their commercial. It worked. […]

Fullerton: Dripp 

So if you’re a fan of Portola Coffee, this is right up your alley. You don’t come here to grab and go. They prepare your coffee and treat your coffee like a science project. Dripp is located on the corner of Harbor and Chapman in downtown Fullerton, sharing the […]

Fullerton: The Olde Ship 

The last time I ate here was back in 2009, so its been a while. I was watching the History Channel (don’t laugh) and Jack and Ozzy Osbourne was on a road trip and stopped at an English Pub for lunch. The fish n chips they had looked […]

Santa Ana: Benjies NY Deli revisited

Benjie’s is a New York style deli located in Santa Ana, California. The place is divided into 2 sections: a bar area where patrons can have a cocktail, happy hour food and watch a ball game in this newly renovated area.  Then, there’s the counter and dining area, […]

Santa Ana: Wokano Asian Restaurant

Dangle a discount, and I’m there! For a limited time, Pokemon Go Level 10 or higher players get rewarded with a 15% discount at Wokano. That was a good enough incentive to get me inside the door, as I had no idea what a “Wokano” was. I conjured […]

Imagine Project Inaugural Gala

On August 21, 2016, Imagine Project officially launched their theatre company with a fundraising gala. The money raised from the gala would go toward the production of The Tale of Turandot, which include the venue cost and for the Mask & Puppet Designer, Aaron Cromie. The event was held at […]

Santa Ana: Panini Cafe revisited

Kudos to Panini Cafe! They’re great for office parties. A manager was leaving my agency, and I needed to have a farewell party for 30 guests.  At first we were going to have a simple pot luck, but logistically we didn’t have much time.  So I called up Panini […]

Santa Ana: Soho taco caters

Soho Taco is not just a taco truck.  They also do catering for private events. I was invited to Soho Taco’s Tasting Night at their corporate office at 132 Dyer in Santa Ana to try their newly expanded catering menu.  I had no idea what a pleasant surprise this […]

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 […]

Westminster: Com Gá Nam An

Com Gá Nam An is located in Westminster, in the corner of Brookhurst and Macfadden at a busy outside strip mall, behind a Chase bank.  They specialize in chicken, specifically poached chicken which is similar to Hainan style chicken.  They have their own Vietnamese style, served with the […]

Anaheim: Cross Roast Cantonese fusion

This is literally a hidden neighborhood gem located on the corner of Rowland and Magnolia. Drive too fast on Magnolia, and you can totally miss this black building that blends in with the street. It looked more like a vape or a bookstore, than a restaurant. When we walked […]

Anaheim: Little Caboose Tacos

The Little Caboose used to be located in the middle of the parking lot off Ball and Beach. They relocated up the street to a bigger, yet still tiny restaurant off Ball and Brookhurst, about 10 minutes from Disneyland. It was Tuesday, and well, therefore it should be […]

Los Angeles: LA Paella

LA Paella is a tiny restaurant located in Los Angeles, tucked away in a side street near a residential area.  I’ve been coming here since 2008, enjoying the various tapas plates and of course, their paella. Stephen’s birthday was coming up, and we commented how we haven’t been […]

Fullerton: Kaori Japanese

Kaori is a little place located off Chapman and Harbor, in the same tiny area with Chronic Tacos, Grits, and Philly Cheesesteak. The place used to be located across the street, on the other side of Harbor Blvd, but moved due to construction of the Fox Theater. Not only is […]