Eight Korean BBQ

Eight Korean BBQ 6681 Beach Blvd Buena Park, CA 90621 Yelp Who doesn’t love Korean BBQ?  Obviously vegetarians are excluded from this rhetorical question.  I can’t say most people would say they would love Korean BBQ if it’s pork at the center of it all.  At least I can’t say I would be excited, until I…

Gangnam Eomuyi

Gangnam Eoyumi 10031 Garden Grove Blvd. Garden Grove, CA 92844 Yelp I thought my search for naengmyun in Orange County was over when I tried Yu Chun Bunsik.  The offering here had some minor dings, but it was the best I could get without driving to my OG favorite in LA, Yu Chun Chic Naeng…

Yu Chun Bunsik

Yuchun Bunsik 10031 Garden Grove Blvd. Garden Grove, CA 92844 yuchun.site.mobi/en Yelp I wasn’t much of a foodie back in college.  Probably because any meal over $10 was kind of a lot of money back then.  I didn’t really seek out the best of the best as I do now.  I think I was just…

The Playground – Sunday Supper

The Playground 220 E 4th St. Santa Ana, CA 92701 playgrounddtsa.com Yelp Jungle Fever has been fighting the good fight against the most unfortunate of things…cancer.  It super sucks of course, but he has been exuding a positive attitude and living life to the fullest these days.  A full life for anyone who is really…

Juliette Kitchen & Bar

I’m always excited to find good eats in Orange County.  Non chain deliciousness can be hard to come by, so Juliette Kitchen really hit the spot.  The restaurant is in the neighboring strip mall of Nana San, so if the wait there is too long and you can switch epicurean gears from Japanese/sushi to New…

Hakata Ikkousha

I think it’s safe to say Costa Mesa is up there with Torrance and Little Tokyo as ramen house hotbeds.  Santouka, Kitakata, Ramen Yamadaya are at the top.  I’ll throw Shin Sen Gumi in there, but it’s technically in Fountain Valley.  Now Hakata Ikkousha can be added to that list. But at a starting price…

Pueblo

I discovered some great eats in OC while celebrating my birthday this year.  My memory card was full so I was not able to capture my experience at Juliette Kitchen, which was pretty darn good.  I was pretty bummed about that, so I made sure to be ready for Pueblo.  They are serving up modern…

4th Street Market

Growing up in Orange County, Santa Ana was NEVER the place to be.  In fact, it was the place you wanted to avoid if you valued your money, valuables, and safety.  My how the world, has changed.  Santa Ana is now like one of the many small pockets of hipster-dom in Orange County.  It’s one…

Earthen

After too many days of eating the white man’s food, I really was craving something Asian.  I can’t go too many days without eating Asian food.  I crave chocolates and sweets, but my want for Asian food runs deeper than simple desire.  It’s like it’s ingrained into my genetic makeup to optimally thrive off of…

Nana San

Nana San keeps company with Ohshima, San Shi Go, and Ikko as Orange County’s best sushi spots.  I’ve been here before for dinner omakase and was thoroughly impressed with the offering.  It’s definitely the most bang for your buck compared to the other 3 places.  Lunch was no exception. Fishing Zebra Man has become my…

North Left

Orange County is hurting for quality food that is NOT Asian and not part of a chain.  Food in OC can sometimes lack the imagination and quality that LA restaurants demonstrate.  There are exceptions of course, The Playground being my ultimate favorite spot in OC.  Maybe it’s no coincidence that North Left is just a…

Twenty Eight

So I first tried Top Chef finalist Shirley Chung’s cooking at her pop up at The Playground 2.0.  I liked most of the food we had there, especially her hand cut noodles.  It was a pricey meal to say the least, but I like to support new talent and understand that sometimes you are paying,…