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Gui Fei Ji @ Sam Woo Barbecue Express | Irvine

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by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

On Thursday I stopped by Ranch 99 in Irvine to pick up ingredients to cook for a friend. I was happy to see Sam Woo n...

Where can I buy Kizami Wasabi

by blueberry505 2 years ago

I've checked Mitsuwa, Seiwa and Tokyo Central, no luck. I'm new to Orange County and would love to find this condime...


afterpartydinner commented 12 months ago

Sunday Certified Farmers Market @ OC Great Park, Irvine

by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Besides Salteña Corner's stand

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Melanie Wong commented 1 year ago

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Salteña Corner | OC Great Park Farmers Market - Irvine

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by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Last month I shopped the Sunday morning farmers market at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine. I was delighted to ...

Irvine's Royal for Noodles & Dumplings

by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Three weeks ago I had a chance to check out the newish Royal in Irvine. My friend stores his wine nearby and had been...

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Melanie Wong commented 1 year ago

California hospitals take obesity fight to supermarkets

by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

"Enter a US supermarket and the dilemma is all-too common: Will what I buy be healthy? Fattening? A substitute? That'...


smatbrat commented 2 years ago

Taco Tuesday in the Irvine/Tustin/Costa Mesa/Santa Ana area?

by elmomonster 12 years ago

Any Taco Tuesdays worth trying in the Irvine/Tustin/Costa Mesa/Santa Ana area? I've had Arribas (both at the Unive...


bodybygravy commented 2 years ago

Best general Chinese food restaurant in Irvine?

by ns1 4 years ago

Our current default is Sam Woo, anything better? Assume Irvine is the only option. Must be sit down, suitable fo...


Foodnut8 commented 2 years ago

Tried Twenty Eight? Or something similar?

by Mandy 3 years ago

We are new to Orange and looking for a place for dinner that isn't super-loud or too pricey (The Ranch menu sounds go...


OCAnn commented 3 years ago

Kowloon Hong Kong Cafe in Irvine

by feed_the_pig 3 years ago

This should be one of the greatest failures of all time: ...


Chandavkl commented 3 years ago

Felafel in OC?

by josephnl 3 years ago

Eater LA just published a list of the best places for felafel in LA. Some look wonderful. Are there any terrific fela...


js76wisco commented 3 years ago

Korean in Irvine

by junglekitte 3 years ago

Can anyone please recommend a great Korean restaurant in or near Irvine? It could be BBQ, tofu, or another style, but...


junglekitte commented 3 years ago

Kingchops Opens Irvine Branch

by Chandavkl 3 years ago

Mention Taiwanese food to most people and they probably immediately think of two dishes--Stinky tofu and pork chop ri...


ipsedixit commented 3 years ago

New Mexico Style Mexican food

by irishkevbo 10 years ago

I live in Irvine and somehwere in Orange County there has to be a New Mexico Style Mexican restaurant. I need the Gre...


mc michael commented 3 years ago

Best lunch in Costa Mesa/Irvine/Santa Ana for under $10

by js76wisco 5 years ago

Pie Not + Sidecar Donuts - I dont have many comparisons to pie not but the crusts are buttery and flakey. The fill...


bringiton commented 4 years ago

Irvine: Talk about "Popcorn Chicken"

by TonyC 4 years ago been open a month inside Culver Plaza (99 Ranch, etc.). Main dish i...


jessejames commented 4 years ago

On the Hunt: Best French Bread/Baguette in OC/Irvine

by The Green Knight 15 years ago

After returning from vacation to Paris and Provence, I've been seeking a local bakery that provides at least the semb...


flaps767 commented 4 years ago

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Popcorn Chicken in Irvine

by huaqiao 4 years ago

They soft-opened last week in the 99 Ranch Plaza on Culver and Irvine Center Drive. In the food court where Tea Stat...

Lao Dong Beef Noodle in Irvine Bites The Dust

by Chandavkl 4 years ago

Like the sister restaurant in Rowland Heights, this one has now gone into the pages of history. It will be replaced ...


ipsedixit commented 4 years ago

RIP: Berkeley Dog Brea, Long live Berkeley Dog Irvine

by stuffed 4 years ago

North OC has lost another Chow worthy place--Berkeley Dog in downtown Brea. Fortunately our loss is Irvine's gain, si...


stuffed commented 4 years ago