Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Arisana - Eastwood

In my mind, Korean food is awesome. You can lotza side dishes, most of which are super yummy. And in my mind, Korean food is largely affordable. However, trip to Eastwood on Sunday for a late lunch found us is a Chinese-influenced slightly more expensive Korean place - Arisana.

Side dishes here were non-abundant. There's the kimchi, yellow pickled cucumber, and raw onions with blackbean sauce. Free refills though. However, compared with the normal range of side dishes we get, this resaurant did not provide the best or the most varied selection.

Range of side-dishes

We ordered deep-fried dumplings ($10). This tasted more like the Chinese-type dumplings. The "skin" of the dumpling was thicker and more floured-up compared to normal Korean dumplings. Though not bad deep-fried, I might have preferred them steamed.

Deep Fried Dumplings - $10

And my fave Korean dish is Chop Suey. When we first looked at the price of this dish - a whole $27 - I think we were a bit shocked. Like SERIOUSLY? Luckily, the size of the dish was also quite huge (maybe not $27 huge, but atleast around $18 ish huge?). Very oily indeed yet extremely extremely extremely tastily yummy. Good portion of veges, a bit of meat and lotza smooth oily potato starch noodles :) Mmmm....

Chop Suey - $28

In all, my conclusion is that I love chop suey~ (and probably all non-spicy Korean food). As for this restaurant? Well...not the best of service, not the best of price... but I guess it was yummy :)

Food - 7/10
Service - 6/10
Ambiance - 6.5/10
Value for money - 6.5/10
Overall - 26/40

108 Rowe St,
NSW, 2122
tel: (02) 98582300

1 comment:

mel said...

You will find that the Chinese-Korean restaurants like Arisan and also Yangtze River/Yangjagang in Eastwood are different to your typical Korean restaurant and do not have side dishes, it is almost another cuisine and usually offer quite different dishes