China Impression, a new restaurant in Costa Mesa, offers mainland Chinese red cooked pork and poached beef as well as American Chinese standards such as kung pao chicken and broccoli beef. 1505 Mesa Verde Dr E, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
A new Chinese take-out called My China Kitchen has opened in Costa Mesa. The menu is full of combo plates but also a pho with meatballs. 2180 Harbor Blvd, Ste A, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Yu Garden has taken over the spot that was previously Orange Fish N Chip. Xiao long baos are offered but also bento-style boxes with Chinese classics such as orange chicken and honey walnut shrimp as main entrees. 2094 N Tustin St, Ste C1, Orange, CA 92865
A BBQ joint called Ribbro BBQ has opened in the location that was formerly KSK Poke and Go & Go Asian Cuisine. 2300 SE Bristol St, Ste C, Newport Beach, CA 92660
A branch of Punjabi Tandoor has opened inside the Main Street food court in Irvine. Like its other restaurants in San Diego and Anaheim, expect take-out combo plates of chicken tikka masala and saag paneer. 2540 Main St, Ste H, Irvine, CA 92614
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.