The new Little Story Cafe in Westminster specializes in cheese foam tea and other drinks, but also offers banh mi, croissants and Vietnamese beef stew. 14120 All American Way, Ste 101, Westminster, CA 92683
All Flavor No Grease, also known as AFNG, is the newest vendor at 4th Street Market. Previously a food truck based in LA by Keith Garrett, also known as “Chef Ocho”, AFNG does tacos, quesadillas and burritos. 201 E 4th St, Ste 126, Santa Ana, CA 92701
A new ramen shop called Ichiban Ramen & Teriyaki has opened in Santa Ana, replacing Ole Spain Delishop. A classic tonkotsu ramen is served as well as beef curry ramen, a spicy seafood ramen, udon, teriyaki bowls, and a roster of appetizers. 136 W MacArthur Blvd, Santa Ana, CA 92707
A new Chinese joint called Hong Kong Cafe is now open in Westminster. Dishes include congee, noodles, and hot pots–all with Vietnamese translations. 9200 Bolsa Ave, Ste 117, Westminster, CA 92683
The Torrance-based FishBonz Seafood Grill is opening a branch in Costa Mesa. Expect fish tacos, fried catfish and grilled fish dishes in a California Fish Grill-esque fast-casual setting. 350 E 17th St, Unit 2, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
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.