Uncle Fung Borneo Eatery, which started with a restaurant in Long Beach and is affiliated with Borneo Kalimantan Restaurant in Alhambra, has opened in Santa Ana. This is second OC location after Buena Park. Indonesian-Malaysian-Singaporean specialities such as laksa and gado gado. 1702 N Bristol St, Ste B, Santa Ana, CA 92706
Santa Ana’s Oasis Nutrition offers protein shakes, waffles, acai bowls, and various juices. Everything is advertised as having less than 300 calories each. 431 E 1st St, Ste 4K, Santa Ana, CA 92701
A vegetarian restaurant called Nourish has opened in Costa Mesa. Meals are based on the Indian-based Ayurvedic diet, and are served as bowls or a full-blown thali. 1170 Baker St, G2, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
A new sandwich joint called Gusto’s Italian Subs and Gelato Shop has opened in Santa Ana. The menu includes a meatball sub and the eponymously named sandwich that has Genoa salami, mortadella, ham, prosciutto, and provolone. 605 E Santa Ana Blvd, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Clyde’s Hot Chicken, a Nashville hot chicken purveyor, has opened in Fullerton. It offers the spicy-sauced birds in strips, wings, and sandwich form. 513 N Harbor Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92832
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.