Ramen Zetton in Cypress has closed. A new ramen joint called Ichitaru Ramen has taken over with a menu that includes bentos, tsukemen, and a variety of ramen such as “Garlic Bomb Ramen” and a wonton ramen. 5721 Lincoln Ave, Ste F, Cypress, CA 90630
A Vietnamese restaurant that specializes in all things chicken has opened in Anaheim. The menu at Chicken Hero Kho Ga features varieties of chicken pho, chicken fried rice, and chicken wings. It also sells its own brand of chicken jerky. 918 S Magnolia Ave, Ste B, Anaheim, CA 92804
A branch of the crepe and chocolate-dipped strawberry chain Chocolate Bash has opened in Tustin. Featured items include both sweet and savory crepes as well as fruit and dip plates. 14099 Newport Ave, Tustin, CA 92780
A new Laotian restaurant that serves Asian street food called Banana Leaf Kitchen has opened in Huntington Beach. Featured items include papaya salad, deep fried pork belly, and deep fried short ribs. 19092 Beach Blvd, Ste V, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Saigon View has opened in Santa Ana. Banh mi and noodle soups are offered. 5127 W Edinger St, Santa Ana, CA 92704
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.