Category: Food Review

Restaurant Review: Taiwanese bakery highlights popular culture of Asian cuisine

By Justin Yoth A Forbes listed Taiwanese businessman had a vision after visiting a five-star hotel in 2004. Cheng-Hsueh Wu had the idea that people should be able to enjoy such delights at low costs. He birthed the first 85°C Bakery Cafe in Irvine, California in 2008.  Now a chain, 85°C is based in Taipei,

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New spot hits Riverside boba scene

By Stephanie Arenas What started off as a small business in the heart of Queens, New York has transformed into a large brand with over 200 locations. Kung Fu Tea is the hip new spot for people of  all ages to get an assortment of teas, espressos and milk-based boba drinks. Riverside has had a

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Recipe: Recreating Remy’s world famous ratatouille

By Stephanie Arenas The 2007 animation film “Ratatouille” left a lasting impression on my childhood.  It’s story-driven, cleverly imaginative and most importantly — visually appealing. The scene that stuck with me most was when Anton Ego, a brutal food critic, tastes chef rat Remy’s ratatouille dish, which then transports Ego back to a childhood memory.

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Chrissy Teigen resurfaces banana nut bread recipe

By Silda Martinez You know what bananas are good for? Banana nut bread! It’s superior to all bread loafs and it might even just be easiest to bake.  I’ve experimented with plenty of banana nut bread recipes, but one that took the trophy was Chrissy Teigen’s and uncle Mike’s famous banana bread recipe. My family

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Riverside City College’s City Grill plans an update to give students better meal choices

By Patrick Tindall Greasy pizza slices, sad chicken fingers and cold, dead fries. Some students have called it “gas station food,” others have called it flat-out “garbage.” Some students refuse to eat at the cafeteria altogether due to dietary restrictions or allergies. Riverside City College’s City Grill has been the subject of many student’s mealtime

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Pig Pen Delicacy proves to be a meat lover’s paradise

by Imari Rede Pig Pen Delicacy is a meat lover’s paradise. They are known for their specialty burgers and loaded fries and tots. The Mac Daddy Burger is one of Pig Pen’s mouth watering creations that will turn people into devout customers. This burger is a thick pile of cheesy, meaty goodness. The core of

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Monty’s Good Burger offers mediocre food at high prices

by Diego Lomeli It’s easy to mock vegan plant-based alternatives in comparison to the traditional taste and texture of American dishes. If you’re not vegan, choosing a more expensive 100% plant-based burger over a cheaper real-meat burger seems unreasonable. Monty’s Good Burger aims to provide the rich taste of real meat in a healthy plant

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Riverside Food Lab’s Soho Ramen offers great depth of flavor

by Samantha Bartholomew Soho Ramen is the first ramen restaurant for Dwayne Ciang and his aunt, Erin Kanggara, but they have worked at other Japanese restaurants. Kanggara tried ramen in Hong Kong, Vietnam, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Indonesia and China before coming up with a secret recipe that has provided a family-based foundation to the food

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Dhat Creole brings traditional cuisine to Riverside Food Lab

by Jerome Wong Riverside is known for a being a microcosm of varying cultures. The restaurant best represents a microcosm of culture and flavor is none more than Dhat Creole in the downtown Food Lab. Creole food comes from America’s biggest melting pot, Louisiana. Traditional Creole food combines French, Spanish and Caribbean cultures and serves it

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