Meizhou Dongpo

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Review: Dun Huang brings mostly familiar flavors to Irvine’s Diamond Jamboree

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • April 28, 2021

-out lamb, but I’m no expert on Gobi Desert cooking, and maybe this is how it’s supposed to taste. But I suspect that on a different day with better timing, this could actually be interesting. The jury’s still out on this one. Competitors like Meizhou

Dongpo and Sichuan Impression are clearly better, and we’ve already got great hand-pulled noodles just upstairs from Dun Huang at Haidilao, but this might be exactly the sort of full-service Chinese restaurant that Diamond Jamboree has always needed if it

Taco Tuesday: Yes, $1 tacos are still a thing, and these are good

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • March 9, 2021

.” The tacos prove to be very good — and an incredible bargain given this is not exactly a cheap restaurant. Also very good: tuna ceviche tostadas, but those cost $14. Most entrees hover around $22. 3 Roots is located next door to Meizhou Dongpo at Culver

Top 10 Chinese restaurants: OC’s Best Places to Eat 2020

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • October 11, 2020

Chinese food in Orange County comes in many guises, from the Beijing-inspired cooking at Peking in Westminster to the tongue-numbing, chili and peppercorn-laced hot pots of Sichuan Impression in Tustin or Meizhou Dongpo in Irvine. Meanwhile, there’s

in Costa Mesa (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, Orange County Register/SCNG) 3. Meizhou Dongpo Sichuan has become the dominant theme in the local Chinese food scene, and there is no better trafficker of mouth-numbing peppercorn and throat-searing chilies

Peking Restaurant    Din Tai Fung    Meizhou Dongpo    J Zhou    Sichuan Impression    Yang Ming Garden    Ta Chen    China Moon    A&J    New Moon   

Review: 20 great Orange County options for Chinese takeout and delivery

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • May 14, 2020

. Takeout: Yes. Delivery: Grubhub, Uber Eats. 2323 E. Chapman Ave., Fullerton, 657-217-5664, noodlestusa.com Beef and scallion rolls at Noodle St. in Fullerton (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, Orange County Register/SCNG) Meizhou Dongpo Probably the best overall

Chinese restaurant in OC right now. Superb country-style pork, spicy Sichuan dandan noodles and whole roasted ducks. Takeout: Yes. Delivery: Grubhub. 15363 Culver Drive, Irvine, 949-433-5686, meizhoudongpoca.com Country style pork at Meizhou Dongpo in

Review: Can you take the heat at Meizhou Dongpo?

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • May 24, 2017

The menu at Meizhou Dongpo, a new Sichuan restaurant in Irvine, looks almost like a children’s book. A dozen oversized pages are filled with big, beautiful photos. Nearly every dish on the menu is illustrated. I look around the room on my first

Meizhou Dongpo Serves Upscale Meals for Irvine’s Chinese Nouveau Riche

Edwin Goei • OC Weekly • April 20, 2017

To say that the new Meizhou Dongpo in Irvine is unlike any other Chinese restaurant in town would be an understatement. The outside resembles something out of a Zhang Yimou wuxia film set in ancient imperial China. The building, which was once a

evening wore on, I discovered my enjoyment of each dish became inversely proportional to the price I paid for them. The $16 kung pao chicken—something my Taiwanese dining companion loved when he had it in Meizhou Dongpo’s Wuhan branch—started well. The

Irvine Marie Callender’s Closed To Make Way For Meizhou Dongpo

Edwin Goei • OC Weekly • January 7, 2016

Looking forward to the summer? We’re too! Our new summer items are on their way! pic.twitter.com/PtUBJNNu5l — Meizhou Dongpo U.S. (@MeizhouDongpo) July 6, 2015 Irvine’s Marie Callender’s Restaurant closed this week after its landlord, The Irvine

Company, did not renew its lease. The restaurant had been a staple of the Culver Plaza Shopping Center, which is anchored by 99 Ranch Supermarket, for about 15 years. The closure makes way for Meizhou Dongpo, a high-end Sichuan restaurant that’s a giant in

Review: Xiang La Hui in Alhambra serves spicy, complex Sichuan food

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • February 13, 2020

mildly fiery liquid swirling with spice: cinnamon, bay leaf, cumin, black cardamom. Du was known for his skill with this dish when he cooked at a nearby outpost of the Meizhou Dongpo chain, and it is masterful. It’s easy enough to sidestep the scattering

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

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

., Laguna Beach, 949-715-3870, oceanatmain.com Prawn and potato soup is assembled at the table at Ocean at Main in Laguna Beach. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG) 50. Meizhou Dongpo (2018 rating: 39) As this upscale Chinese chain settles

order: Royal hot pot, a boiling cauldron of radioactive uranium filled with shrimp, beef, mushrooms, quail eggs, lotus root and Spam. 15363 Culver Drive, Irvine, 949-433-5686 Chef Andy Jin carves roasted duck tableside at Meizhou Dongpo in Irvine. (File

Where to find the spiciest foods in Orange County

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

time I inadvertently swallowed a piece of Isan sausage that was hiding an entire birds-eye pepper. At Irvine’s Meizhou Dongpo, I spiraled into a frightening coughing fit after gulping too big a spoonful of the Sichuan restaurant’s royal hot pot. But

one to five. (Warning: Level 5 is not to be taken lightly.) But if you like it spicy, they all fit the bill. Meizhou Dongpo 15363 Culver Drive, Irvine. 949-433-5686 The dish: Royal hot pot Description: A boiling cauldron of shrimp, beef, mushrooms