Fountain Valley: Simply Home Café

My quest continues for the best Hainan chicken in LA and Orange County. So far, Savoy Kitchen in Alhambra is still the king of Hainan chicken, but who wants to drive to LA? Located off Brookhurst and Edinger, down the street from the heart of little Saigon is this […]

Santa Ana Express Car Wash

I work in the downtown Santa Ana area, and two car wash places I used to frequent went out of business (one off Main/ 17th, other one one off 17th / Bristol). I needed a place to vacuum the inside of my car, as well as wash it, […]

Costa Mesa: Mastro’s Steakhouse 

Last year I took Stephen to Mastro’s Ocean Club in Corona Del Mar for his birthday.  We really enjoyed the meal, so for my birthday this year, I chose the Mastro’s in Costa Mesa.   We arrived at 7:00 pm on a Saturday night. It’s located just down […]

Anaheim: Chew Noodle Bar

Ramen? Pho? You can get both here. Chew Noodle Bar is located off Magnolia and Ball, in a strip mall with a Zumba studio. I’ve been eyeing this place since their soft opening back in February, and the one time I went, I found out they’re closed on Mondays. […]

Studio: Culture at the Irvine Marriott

On Thursday night my fellow foodie friend, Chrissy and I was invited back to attend the second event at the Irvine Marriott.  The theme this time was Studio: Culture. Unlike the first event, Studio Taste Lab,   this one has a much more relaxed feeling. First of all, […]

Costa Mesa: Seasons 52 for #OCRW

It’s OC Restaurant Week (OCRW) 2017 and each year Linda, Anna and I get together for at least one OCRW restaurant. It’s our way to catch up and to make time for lunch. This year we chose Seasons 52 located at the South Coast Plaza, and it was […]

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 […]

Gardena: El Pollo Inka 

El Pollo Inka is a mini chain of Peruvian restaurants, located throughout Los Angeles County.  I stopped by at the Gardena location with my friends Roger and Karen on Fat Tuesday, and the place was busy. Peruvian food takes from their Incan roots and incorporates food from the […]

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. […]

Chino, CA: Mimi’s Cafe

If you haven’t been to a Mimi’s Cafe in a while, then you haven’t seen their new menu.  The prices have gone up, and they took out a lot of the favorite sandwiches and salads that I once remembered.  It seemed they were going more for a bistro […]