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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

all aboard the steamboat

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Friday evening field trip with the rest of the work gang to try steamboat aka hotpot aka shabu shabu aka cook your food yourself. If I eat at a restaurant, I usually use the name of the place as the title of the post. As you can see by the picture, I have no clue what the name of the place is. (Dear Mandarin lessons: Please Hurry!)

Other than the fact that we were maneuvering through the MRT system at rush hour with about 8 people, the trip to this area of Singapore was pretty easy. It’s easiest to get here via the Bugis MRT station. Bugis Junction will spit you out right onto Liang Seah Street which is chock full of eateries. The part of Beach Road near this area has TONS of steamboat places at differing prices. Browse around a pick a favorite.

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Written by joann

August 9, 2008 at 1:00 am

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sagebrush cantina, calabasas, ca

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Warning: If you are one of those people who doesn’t like it when their food touches, do not read this post. This is by far some of the randomest food I’ve put together on one plate. I suppose it’s what happens when you eat at a buffet. Even so, it deserves a warning.

I found myself in Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey’s old hood after the LA shenanigans at Ritual the night before. I later saw this place on an episode of Rock of Love. Pretty classy right? For real though, Sagebrush is a pretty neat place. Laid back with sawdust on the floors, friendly servers, lots of champagne, and completely unpretentious food it’s a nice way to spend a Sunday brunch.

My first plate included country style potatoes, a tamale, a slice of pizza, and lasagna. The lasagna and pizza shared the same sauce which was tangy and good. It was like some doctored canned version, the kind of lasagna your mom would make. (Not my mom, she doesn’t make lasagna but you get what I mean.) The masa in the tamale was nice and soft but still had that nice mealy texture.


Check out this shot of Jesse hacking away at the largest rib I’ve ever seen.

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Written by joann

March 2, 2008 at 8:11 pm