Sunday, January 16, 2011

Punjab Cuisine of India - Things to Do in Orange County 78

Do you ever get that craving for Indian food? Just want to chow down on some Tandoori chicken and curry? Well, here is an awesome place to dine in Orange County. One of my personal favorites.

Punjab Cuisine of India is one of the best places to go for lunch, if you're craving for Indian food.

At just $7.95 for lunch, you can enjoy an all you can eat buffet of curry, salad, samosa, and naan. It's a pretty awesome deal in this day in age. The lunch buffet is on everyday of the week, and on Sundays, you get a champagne brunch for $10.95. Not bad.

I probably go here once every couple months when I get this craving for Indian curries. Their curries are pretty awesome. I have no complaint. The Tandoori chicken is super tender, and their spinach curry is pretty killer too. I also enjoy their vegetable curry too. Very good.

With regards to their naan, you have a choice between regular or garlic. If you go with a friend, you can order both and share it amongst yourselves since they give you three pieces each.

Another nice thing about this place is that it's never crowded when I go. I never had to wait for a table, and there's usually only about one or two other guests with us. The food is awesome, so I take it this place is a well kept secret amongst the people in Orange County.

Well, next time you're craving for some curry, maybe you can check out Punjab Cuisine of India.

Punjab Cuisine of India

18687 Brookhurst St
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(714) 963-6777

Lunch Buffet: $7.95
Sunday Brunch: $10.95Publish Post

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Mastro's Steakhouse - Things to Do in Orange County 77

So you have a special night to plan? Or are you in the mood for a formal night out? Maybe you're craving for a quality steak and an awesome cocktail...

Well, here is one of Orange County's most popular and trendiest steakhouses - Mastro's Steakhouse. Located across the street from South Coast Plaza and right by the Orange County Performing Arts Center this is definitely a place where you can plan to impress your date.

Steaks here are world class. The cocktails are too. One of my favorite part of the night was enjoying their famous Lemon Drop cocktail. They serve it to you with dry ice, which makes the cocktail smoke. It's pretty cool.

The cocktails have a pretty heavy price tag though. My Lemon Drop was $18. Hey, but you're there to enjoy the night, and impress your date. $18 isn't that expensive then. And given that they actually give you an entire cocktail shaker worth Lemon Drop, you actually get seconds, and maybe thirds. All worth it!

A few of the things Mastro's Steakhouse is known for is their seafood and steak. We didn't go for their signature seafood tower, but went for the crab cake instead. Pretty good stuff.

And of course their lobster mashed potato. How luxurious can mashed potato be?

What I truly enjoyed is their signature bone-in ribeye. I think it was one of the best steaks I've ever had. Nice and juicy, and cooked perfectly. Delicious!

So, next time you need to impress someone on a special occasion, you know where to hit up. Mastro's Steakhouse should be on the top of your list!

Mastro's Steakhouse
633 Anton Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 546-7405

Monday, January 3, 2011

Food Truck Round Up - Things to Do in Orange County 76

Lately, there is a big craze with food trucks. As an OC Foodie, I had to go check one out. My only experience in the past has been with Kogi BBQ. I heard that there are even better ones here in Orange County.

So every Wednesday, in the middle of Irvine, where there's really nothing but office buildings, there is a place where food trucks gather...

They call it the Food Truck Round Up in Irvine, and you'll find anywhere from eight to twelve food trucks here.

It's a pretty cool scene since I've never experienced anything like it before. You go there, and there is free parking. You walk around to figure out what to get. And order from the truck of your choice. It's a fun atmosphere since there are so many food trucks to choose from.

What makes the experience even more fun is that most of these food trucks serve fusion meals. Meals that you're not used to seeing. Like Kalbi Kimchee Quesadilla. Or the Carnitas Fries. And that's exactly what we got.

One of the most popular food trucks these days in OC is the Lime Truck. And after I ate their food, I knew why. It's really good. I mean really, really good. I regretted later that I didn't buy more. Pictured above are the Carnitas Fries and the Ultimate Taco. Awesome~~

There are other food trucks that we tried. The Asian Latin food truck. They had some good food here too.

We wanted to go for desserts too - they had ice cream cookie sandwiches and cupcakes - but unfortunately too full to do so at that point. So maybe next time.

Or, maybe you can go out and check it out for us instead. Here's the address!

Food Truck Round Up
18678 Teller
Irvine, CA 92612
Corner of Michaelson and Teller

P.S. Be sure to bring a lot of cash because not all trucks accept credit cards.

Bahn Mi Che Cali - Things to Do in Orange County 75

Ever feel like a quick bite to eat in the middle of the night? And maybe you're craving for a sandwich. Not just any sandwich, but a Vietnamese Sandwich.

Well, here is the right place for you to go out and enjoy a little Vietnamese sandwich at three in the morning.

Bahn Mi Che Cali on Brookhurst and McFadden is open 24 hours long. You can go there anytime to get your fix of Vietnamese sandwiches, Vietnamese bread, or Vietnamese dessert.

At Bahn Mi Che Cali, you get quality sandwiches on the cheap. Check out these sandwiches below. They're $2.50 each, and when you buy 2, you get one free. Basically, it's three large sandwiches for $5.00. Subway starts to seem expensive after buying these guys.

They have a variety of different sandwiches ranging from chicken, BBQ pork, and egg. They're all pretty delicious. Just don't forget to take out the hot green pepper if you don't like hot foods. It'll burn you.

And of course, if they're giving away sandwiches for an awesome deal, they need to match that up with their desserts too. Yep. Buy two, get one free on their desserts too.

They're desserts were pretty funky. I liked it, but I think its somewhat of an acquired taste.

Come hungry. You'll leave pretty happy. And in the middle of the night too.

Bahn Mi Che Cali
15551 Brookhurst St
Westminster, CA 92683
(714) 839-8185


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