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hello from singapore!

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I’m still here and still eating!

A LOT has happened since the last time I posted. I arrived in Singapore about a week ago after spending one week at home with the family in Hanford. Right before I flew to Singapore, my uncle passed away and I spent this past weekend in Manila paying my last respects. I have a few food shots to take you through but my current accommodations don’t make for comfy blogging (no wireless, ill-mounted internet wall connection, you get the picture).

Let’s just start with what I had for dinner. I’ll come right out and admit that I had Subway last night. Weird, I know but I spent the past weekend in Manila which means a lot of pork and a lot of fried goodness. My arteries needed a break, I was craving fresh veggies, and Subway was close by.

Eager to make amends, tonight I popped down to the basement level of the nearby shopping center which houses Meidi-Ya, a Japanese supermarket, and a little Japanese food court.

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July 29, 2008 at 6:54 am

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midwest sushi in california

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Hello World!

It’s been awhile since my last entry but life has been a bit busy these days. You know, pick-up-your-life-and-move-halfway-around-the-world kind of busy. I am just shy of 3 days away from my big move to Singapore. I’m excited and sad all at the same time. One thing is for sure, this blog will have lots of yummy food gracing its pages courtesy of the fine culinary landscape that is Singapore.

Back to the present. I’m in Hanford this week enjoying some quality time with the parents and the brothers. In between the many servings of home cooked food, I ventured to the ‘No aka Fresno. (Sorry, Fresno fans.)

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Written by joann

July 18, 2008 at 9:40 pm

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wasabisabi, hong kong

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Another recommendation, this time from Jeff, to check out Wasabisabi led us to dinner on the 13th floor of the Times Square Center. Now don’t make the same mistake we did by going around in circles trying to get to the 13th floor. Use the outside elevator to go straight there. If you try to get in through the elevators inside, you’ll end up everywhere but the 13th floor. If you’re taking the MTR take the Island line and get off at Causeway Bay. Exit A will lead you right to Times Square.

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Written by joann

January 23, 2008 at 7:09 pm

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sushi mac, los angeles, ca

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So if you’re a snobby sushi eater than Sushi Mac is not the place for you. However, if you’re a broke ass college student then haul ass over here. Where else can you get a no frills sushi meal for only $2.75 a plate?

When I was in college (do I sound ancient yet?) we went to Sushi Mac about once a week during my junior year. Back then we had to make the trek from UCLA to Sherman Oaks for our sushi fix. Back then the plates were $2.50 each! They got wise to their demographic and opened one not far from campus on Sawtelle near Olympic in the Ross shopping center about a year or so after I graduated. Nice timing, Sushi Mac. During a recent romp in LA I was stumped as to where to eat and decided on Sushi Mac – partly for the convenience, partly for the memories, mostly for the spicy mayo.

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December 5, 2007 at 12:19 am

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