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shik do rak, northridge

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Vegetarians: get the heck out of this post. You don’t want to see this.

The rest of you, guess what’s for dinner?

Meat, meat, and more meat. Coming right up.

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January 26, 2010 at 7:00 pm

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chang korean bbq, iluma

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My love of kdramas is well documented on this blog. Since I’m coming off an illness my obsession with them is in full swing (I usually slog my way through illnesses by watching hours and hours of my beloved kdramas). Right now I’m watching Full House for the umpteenth time. I forgot how bad my version of this is – the subtitles are baaaahd.

Anyhow, watching kdramas also makes me crave Korean food. That in turn reminded me that I had these pictures which I never posted.

Banchan is the most photogenic of foods. Always colorful and pretty.

This trip to Chang Korean BBQ was a precursor to a night out at KSuites which is a new higher end karaoke joint at the new Iluma mall in Bugis.

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January 23, 2010 at 7:00 pm

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arirang, liang seah street

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Friday night started off questionably since neither myself nor Steph had any good ideas of what to eat. I was slaving away at work while Steph was drying herself off after having lost a battle with one of Singapore’s rainstorms (that of the sideways rain variety). Undaunted by or indecisiveness, I suggested Liang Seah Street which Steph had never been to and has tons of places to choose from.

After one quick promenade up and down to survey the scene, we decided on Korean food and had two choices: Arirang or Mario’s. We choose Arirang. Why? Do you know a Korean person named Mario? I don’t. Also, Mario’s was pretty empty while Arirang was bustling with people.  We set our sights on the bbq buffet which costs about SGD23 per person. Not a bad deal if you ask me.


We started off with the requisited banchan parade which I forget how much I miss. These banchan paled in comparison to that of the Korean restos (or even groceries) in the Bay Area but they were not half bad. My faves were the kimchi and the bean sprouts. The squash (foreground) and the radish (towards the front right) were lacking in the heat department and that mound of green stuff was steamed but lacked any real flavor.

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April 13, 2009 at 7:42 pm

modern toilet, taipei

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Woot woot! It’s Taipei week here at ze food blog. I’m fighting some major sleepies to bring you a post tonight. Without further ado, let’s explain the rather not-food-friendly title, shall we?

Everyone loves a good theme restaurant right?

I had heard of the toilet themed restaurant before but didn’t think there’d be enough time to hit it up during my short jaunt to Taiwan. Plus, it’s kind of weird to want to go to this kind of restaurant. Luckily, Jess and Julia were both down to give it a shot (or should I say flush?).

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October 21, 2008 at 9:32 pm

singapore hits and misses: vol 2

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Told you I had a backlog. Second verse, same as the first.

HIT: This was one of my first lunches at the office. Crazy monkey rain kept us indoors so we joined about 3000 of our closest friends under the labyrinth of halls, restaurants, and food stalls that make up the Singapore MRT system. Easy, fast, cheap food with no worries of raindrops. This was surprisingly good – lemon chicken with Thai sauce. Despite the color, it’s not as spicy as it looks and the chicken was very, very lemony. Comes with a side of mashed potatoes (yum), apples drenched in mayo (pass), and a fried hard boiled egg with some cream sauce (yes that’s right, it’s hard boiled, breaded, and then fried… weird but not bad).

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August 10, 2008 at 6:59 pm

99 chicken, santa clara, ca

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Finally! A new addition to the eating rotation.

99 Chicken meets all the requirements to be added to the weekly ‘eating out after work’ restaurant mix. Close by. Affordable. GOOD. Let it be known that I’m not a believer of greaseless, healthy fried chicken. I am, however, a believer that fried chicken is damn good.


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February 19, 2008 at 9:17 pm

korean bbq house, milpitas, ca

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JenLui wants to eat at Santa Ramen (and so do I) but we never quite make it all the way up to San Mateo to check it out. This weekend was no different. I hijacked her lunch invitation and asked for Korean bbq instead. Partly because I was craving Korean food but mostly because I was dreading another trek up the peninsula (it would have been my third trip this weekend). We considered Palace BBQ Buffet but decided on the restaurant that Jane’s family frequents – Korean BBQ House (I know, real creative guys) in Milpitas.

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December 17, 2007 at 11:25 pm

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