Garlic & Chives

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Review: 10 more great Orange County dishes still available during the coronavirus pandemic

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • April 3, 2020

, Pork spring rolls (nem nuong cuon) from Brodard in Fountain Valley (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, Orange County Register/SCNG) Garlic crab at Garlic & Chives That famous wok-fried crab with handfuls of garlic, jalapeños and dried chilies is still

Garlic & Chives in Garden Grove (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, Orange County Register/SCNG) Fried chicken at Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken Recently opened in Santa Ana, this new fried chicken restaurant from Tennessee is very good. The outer crust is thin

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Diving into the wonders of Chiu Chow cooking in L.A.

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • June 4, 2022

snipped Chinese leeks, also known as garlic chives. The rice flour dough had a consistency similar to mochi, satisfyingly soft and stretchy under the crisped brown exterior. Fish cakes were fried to a coppery color and served with pickled vegetables; the

Kristin Nguyen and Her Garlic & Chives Are Changing Little Saigon’s Dining Scene

Edwin Goei • OC Weekly • March 16, 2016

Garlic & Chives is well-known for two things: its deep-fried salmon belly dish and one of the longer waits for a table in Little Saigon. But it should also be known for Kristin Nguyen, the chef and mother of two behind the Asian concept that has—in

interpreter to translate for her. “It was the most amazing experience.” She honed her culinary skills by cooking for friends and family. Garlic & Chives’ salmon belly dish came about from dinner parties she’d host at her home. “My sister went crazy for it

Garlic & Chives Is Little Saigon's Latest Hotspot

Edwin Goei • OC Weekly • February 18, 2015

in the Vietnamese enclave, boasting two of its most popular restaurants, Brodard and Boiling Crab, which are–stretching the analogy a little further–its Bellagio and Caesars Palace. The newest and hottest here is Garlic & Chives. ] You might recognize

the space. Until late last year, it used to be Lua Bistrot, a sleek café known for its cheap steaks and what you fell back on when the wait at Brodard was too unbearable. But in the two months it has been open, Garlic & Chives has become the star

Review: Garlic & Chives by Kristin in Little Saigon reconfigures the familiar in startling new ways

Jonathan Gold • Los Angeles Times • September 4, 2015

umbrellas, is Garlic & Chives by Kristin, a recently opened restaurant that is already one of the best dining rooms in Little Saigon. You put your name down on the waiting list. You dart next door for a sea salt coffee from the bakery 85°C — you definitely

for Jonathan Gold’s Counter Intelligence dining newsletter >> You begin to realize: Garlic & Chives by Kristin is a small-plates restaurant. It is the Vietnamese equivalent of a Korean pocha or a Japanese izakaya, only with a lot less beer. And those

The 75 best restaurants in Orange County in 2019 (60-46)

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • April 30, 2019

-4810, Davio’s Italian Steakhouse in Irvine serves a simple steak frites with fresh, hand-cut fries. (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, Orange County Register/SCNG) 57. Garlic & Chives (2018 ranking: 63) A single order of garlic crab contains at

pork belly, shrimp and bird’s eye chilies. 9892 Westminster Ave., Garden Grove, 714-591-5196, Spicy garlic crab is a signature dish at Garlic & Chives in Garden Grove. (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, Orange County Register/SCNG) 56. Tacos

Where to find the spiciest foods in Orange County

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • September 13, 2018

very spicy salami, plus jalapeños, Fresno chilies and hot giardiniera. Spice level: 3 Pizza diablo at Ecco Pizzeria in Anaheim. (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, Orange County Register/SCNG) Garlic & Chives 9892 Westminster Ave., Garden Grove. 714-591-5196

, The dish: Garlic crab Description: Crab stir-fried garlic and jalapeños. More garlic than peppers, so it’s more savory and pungent than dangerously spicy. Spice level: 2 Garlic crab at Garlic & Chives in Garden Grove. (Photo by Brad A. Johnson

Review: Simone is a big Arts District production in need of cohesion

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • February 21, 2019

, grilled broccolini with garlic chive kimchi, less-than-crisp roasted potatoes and, least enjoyably, waterlogged cucumber slices coated in cashew pesto. None of them really evoked the punchy flavors of the best banchan, nor did they channel the gilded

Edwin's Top Five Drinks and Restaurants of 2015

Edwin Goei • OC Weekly • December 17, 2015

jowls gush juice amid their tender chew and the slabs of pork belly are flawless, rippling morsels of fat you dunk into a saucer of sesame oil and salt. 2. Garlic & Chives A shower of golden fried garlic bits adorns Garlic & Chives' salmon-belly dish

10 Essential Fish Dishes in OC and Long Beach

Edwin Goei • OC Weekly • February 24, 2015

peppers. And when your tongue begins to tingle from the hotness and your lips start to pucker from the acidity, you calm it all down with chunks of camote, boiled sweet potato. [ Garlic & Chives' Garlic Butter Salmon Belly A shower of golden fried garlic

bits adorns Garlic & Chives' salmon-belly dish, already perfect in its own right, but further elevated by it. But it's in these lightly floured, crispy-fried curls of fish that the restaurant has introduced Orange County to its most inspired salmon dish