Tag Archives: o.c.

Angelo’s and Vinci’s

This place used to be more cool.  It used to be located in the X backstage of the Fox Theater in Fullerton.  The Fox theater used to be a stage theater.  At some point it was converted into a movie theater and so the backstage was no longer needed.  A few years ago they moved […]

Kim Tar

Kim Tar is the kind of Chinese restaurant that looks dirty.  I’d be surprised if they got a A or even a B from the health department.  Fortunately I’m one of those people that thinks those kind of places are the most delicious.  Kim Tar is a chain and there are several of them.  I’ve […]

Hof’s Hut

Hof’s Hut is a small chain of umm, Coffee shops?  It’s actually pretty good and they have really good dessert selections courtesy of their bakery.  My friend Willis loves this place.  He always gets the Rotisserie Chicken. Directions:The one in Irvine is in the same shopping center as Sagami.

Bangkok 4

Bangkok 4 is my favorite Thai restaurant.  It’s in the South Coast Plaza Crystal Court behind South Coast Plaza.  It’s on the 3rd floor. I’m not sure if this is real Thai food or upscale Californiaized Thai food but I think is delicious.  It’s a little expensive.  The kind of place you’d go on a […]

Pho Mai Nguyen (the Catfish Place)

I’ve not been to many Vietnamese places but the catfish here is the best I’ve had.   It’s great.  In fact it’s so good I could each just that as my only dish plus some rice.  My friend Neil introduced me to this place. Vietnamese style eggrolls are also very good.  You roll them in […]

Harbor House

Harbor House is also open 24 hours.  There is one in Dana Point and one in Huntington Harbor both on PCH (Pacific Coast Highway).  They specialize in omelets which are actually not bad.  They have a wide range of other foods too.  They’re pretty good especially for a 24 hour place. Directions: Simplest Directions. Take […]

Sam Woo in Irvine

Sam Woo has been called the best Chinese in O.C.  One indication is that the clientele is about 95 percent Chinese.  Another is that the service can be rude.   Some people say if the service isn’t rude it’s not real Chinese.  There are several Sam Woo restaurants in So.Cal.  I think there’s one in […]

Prehistoric Pets

This is a really cool pet store that’s near Ebisu Ramen and Genghis Kahn Mongolian BBQ.   They specialize in reptiles but my favorite thing there is to feed the "Man Eating Catfish."  At least that’s what I like to call them.  Near the entrance to the store they have a small indoor pond with […]

Rutabegors

Rutabegors is the original "health food" place. At least it was my first exposure when my parents started going there in the 70’s  They’ve opened a couple more since then but the original is the best because it’s in downtown Fullerton in a neat old Mexican building.  I’m not sure it’s really considered health food […]