Looks like Irvine is upping its Taiwanese quotient with current and future openings. Opening in the past few weeks is yet another Taiwanese eatery in Orange Tree Square on Walnut and Jeffrey, this one called Chef Kitchen. From the large posters in the window this would seem to be a Taiwanese soup specialist, though soup listings are a relatively small part of their menu. Menu contains many common Taiwanese items such as pork chop rice, stinky tofu and three cups chicken, plus a cold tray display. Street address is 5439 Walnut Ave., #L.
With Chef Kitchen, Home Town Deli, Liang's Kitchen, and the Shanghai/Taiwan leaning Chef Chen already in Orange Tree Square, the ante will be raised further quite shortly, as a branch of the Lao Dong Beef Noodle chain is set to open up in a fairly large space in the same center. I guess Lao Dong needs another L.A. area location for all of their Taiwanese student management trainees to cut their teeth on.
Also readying to open is a branch of Four Sea Restaurant, the Taiwanese breakfast specialist currently operating in San Gabriel and Hacienda Heights. Four Sea is located in the shopping center on the corner of Jeffrey and Irvine Center Dr.