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Forget all the fancy bars, nothing beats $5 XL beers

Postby aster » Thu, 11 Feb 2010 11:38 am

Slowly getting tired or keeping track who has happy hours and when, and definitely not up for paying $18++ for a pint of Tiger outside of promo hours. :(

Behind Boat Quay, on Circular Road (west end of street, corner of South Bridge Rd), there's a small open air mini food court that's great for downing beers as well. 3 extra large (0.66L I think) Tigers for just $15.

What's startling is that at Meidi-Ya, my local supermarket in the basement of Liang Court, they sell these bottles at... $5.70 each. I guess that drinking at home means paying extra...

Hope I'm not spamming as I just wanted to share this little gem with you guys, especially since the place is open 24h and the price is fixed - not some HH special or anything of the sort. It's nothing fancy, just a poor man's place with several cheap food outlets & good (and cheap) beer. :)

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Postby vbelle » Thu, 11 Feb 2010 11:50 am

go to fairprice instead;p

sure its cheaper than Meidi-ya

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Postby aster » Fri, 12 Feb 2010 10:50 am

Fairprice rocks, but when it comes to sushi you cannot beat Meidi-Ya. :)

One thing I truly don't get is why the worst beef I have ever seen carries the highest price that I have ever seen. You can get some great, lean Australian beef for around 8 bucks/100g... and then there's this marble Japanese beef that has more fat than meat... at $35/100g. Cannot fathom why someone would pay so much for something that I wouldn't want to eat for free...

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Postby jpatokal » Fri, 12 Feb 2010 11:03 am

aster wrote:One thing I truly don't get is why the worst beef I have ever seen carries the highest price that I have ever seen. You can get some great, lean Australian beef for around 8 bucks/100g... and then there's this marble Japanese beef that has more fat than meat... at $35/100g. Cannot fathom why someone would pay so much for something that I wouldn't want to eat for free...

Because you don't know how to cook it right -- farmers in Kobe would commit mass harakiri if you slapped their shimofuri wagyu steak on the barbie, charred it until well done and then ate it with dead horse and a plastic fork. :o

But then, I don't know how to cook it right either, and at $35/100g I'm not going to take any risks. I'll leave it the professionals at a good restaurant and try to get somebody else to foot the bill :P
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Postby aster » Fri, 12 Feb 2010 1:07 pm

In Germany and Poland (and fine places elsewhere) you can get some great steak tartare, nothing beats super fresh beef... eaten raw. :)

I agree that grilling a steak till it's well done is a crime, and as you mentioned if someone from Japan is paying premium $$$ for Wagyu beef then it has to be cooked properly.

The only think I don't get is why they would like beef that's 20% meat and 80% fat. I would pay top-dollar not to see an ounce of fat, and these guys cherish a slice of something that is almost completely white... with just traces of red. :)

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Postby jpatokal » Sat, 13 Feb 2010 4:38 pm

aster wrote:I would pay top-dollar not to see an ounce of fat, and these guys cherish a slice of something that is almost completely white... with just traces of red. :)

Are you serious? Go ahead, go to the butcher and ask for a USDA Select rump steak, the leanest cut there is. And because it's all fiber, it's also as tough as a leather shoe... :???:
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 13 Feb 2010 5:23 pm

Good reasonable lean I Round is pretty good and very lean as well. I have it 2-3 times a week. Ate it the whole time I was on my diet due to it's leaness. Also made my mince from the same. It's also good for steat tartare as well.


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