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Closings at 88 Food Court; Misono grill

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Closings at 88 Food Court; Misono grill

ju | Sep 17, 2002 07:59 PM

It looks like the Japanese stall and Rickshaw (Indian) have closed. The former has been shut for more than a week (or perhaps longer; I was out of town until early Sept) while Rickshaw was closed on Monday this week. I must've had one of the last meals there last Friday, and going by the food (mediocre and meagre) this is not unexpected. I wonder if they're closed permanently, or just until they revamp their menu/management? I'm startled by how quickly they've folded, if indeed they have, as they've been in business just over a month.
I also sampled the galbi okdol bibimbap at Misono Grill and it was very tasty, with generous toppings of vegetables, although they skimped on the meat and the egg (which cost 50cents extra) was overcooked. But it is, at $9.50, the cheapest deal in town. The GoonMandu (pan-fried homemade dumpling) tasted like guo tie (Peking fried-steamed dumplings) with a well-flavoured minced pork filling in a not-too-thick wrapper and a soy-vinegar dip. A nice touch was the shredded pickled daikon and slices of preserved yellow radish that came with the dumplings.
Kantin has yielded mixed results : the pork and 100-yr-old egg congee was good (although you get the same for slightly cheaper at the cooked food counter in the 88 supermarket); Peking fried pork chop over rice was mediocre (hard to believe they're linked to the Chau Chows); mixed roast meats uneven in quality (char siu wasn't charred enough, roast duck wasn't very meaty, at least not in the couple of pieces we got, and the see yau kai [soy sauce chicken] was OK but not exciting). I'm planning to stick to the congees for now and work my way through the list (good winter food) since Galleygirl also had positive things to say about it.

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