Orange County's Chubbee Monkee is Asian Fusion that fuses more than cuisine. It fuses you to your inner fat kid, with recipes that bring the heat and flavor of the east and the comfortable forms of the west together in harmony. In this specific instance, harmony resembles a whole lot of savory: fried rice, lush noodles, and enough assorted flavor bombs to overpower a grid. Thankfully California's energy crisis is in recession. The singular vision and taste of a chef who turned his back on an 18-year corporate climb to return to the roots of what he loves, Chubbee Monkee is passion in motion, not just from corner to corner but from truck to mouth. All ingredients are sourced locally whenever possible, and all ingredients are sourced fresh. Bring your appetite, because passion may come cheap, but it sure doesn't come light. And there's an embarrassment of riches here to get passionate about.
* Smoked Brisket Fried Rice; slowly cooked over 14 hrs and topped with a fried egg that bridges tastes by melting around them
* Cheeseburger Eggrolls; freshly-ground and seasoned beef slapped with swiss cheese and a kiss of jalapeño, wrapped and fried into egg roll nirvana