The previously all-vegetarian dim sum house called Ooak Kitchen has become Fifty One, a Chinese restaurant that serves meat-filled dim sum as well as other non-vegetarian dishes.Vegetarian dim sum is still offered. 6980 Beach Blvd, Fl 3rd, Ste H303, Buena Park, CA 90621
Lost Pier Cafe, a new beachside eatery in Laguna Beach, has opened. Breakfast burritos and avocado toast can be had for breakfast. For lunch, ceviche, fish and chips, and burgers are offered. 31131 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Brown Donkatsu, the fried Korean pork cutlet specialist which has two locations in LA, has opened its first OC location in Buena Park. 5432 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90621
Soboro Noodle, which specializes in Chinese Korean dishes such as jjamppong (spicy seafood noodle soup) and jjajangmyeon(black bean noodle), has opened in La Habra. Sweet and sour pork and kung apo are also served. 1510 W Imperial Hwy, La Habra, CA 90631
A Korean soup purveyor called Tang & Noodle has opened inside the food court at The Source in Buena Park. Bowls of the soup can be customized with choices of broth, meat, and starch. 6924 Beach Blvd, Ste K-340, Buena Park, CA 90621
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.