Chunchung Rice Hotdogs, a purveyor of Korean-style corndogs, has opened inside the Zion Market in Irvine. Among the specials are dogs filled with cheese and squid ink. 4800 Irvine Blvd, Ste 101, Irvine, CA 92620
The Port of Peri Peri in Fullerton is a specialist in flame grilled chicken marinated with peri peri, the African bird chile. The chicken is sold by the piece, on platters, or as wraps, pitas, and sandwiches. 2555 E Chapman Ave, Fullerton, CA 92831
A Japanese restaurant that specializes in habachi grilled steak, chicken and seafood has opened in Anaheim. Habachihana’s menu prices range from $8.95 for a teriyaki chicken bowl to $43.75 for a combo plate that includes filet mignon, shrimp, and lobster. 2561 W Ball Rd, Anaheim, CA 92804
Suvarnabhumi Thai Restaurant is now Tara Thai Fusion. The menu for the new restaurant is similar to the old with favorites like pad Thai and tom yum. But there are also new items such as the house stir fried noodle that’s named after the restaurant. 13572 Newport Ave, Tustin, CA 92780
A new Asian Fusion restaurant called Gem Dining has opened in Fountain Valley. Featured dishes include uni pasta and a ceviche with scallops and mango in coconut foam. 10836 Warner Ave, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Before becoming an award-winning restaurant critic for OC Weekly in 2007, Edwin Goei went by the alias “elmomonster” on his blog Monster Munching, in which he once wrote a whole review in haiku.