Arirang: Korean Restaurant

granpa-tra-j-6461 Our daughter came to visit to collect some of the things we’ve kept while she was in Spain. She spent a few days looking at things she hadn’t seen in four years, deciding what she needed to take: California and a new life. She was limited to two (large) suitcases (less than 50 pounds each), so quite a few items remain behind.
She took several walks with Grandpa and J. She wanted to spend some time with him and he still likes to get out for walks.She and I cooked and shopped together.
After we finished shopping for the oden ingredients at Tsai Grocery, we were hungry, just as we were when we shopped there last January. Last January we went to eat at Godaiko next door, but this time we went to the Korean restaurant Arirang a few doors over. A wonderful choice!
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The waitress brought us seven small bowls of colorful ban chan— 반찬 —the little dishes of tasty pickles and vegetables which are customarily served with meals. Front row, left to right: fermented black beans, (mashed) potato salad with corn and sweet red pepper, spicy kimchee
Back row: bean sprouts in a light vinegar dressing, spicy daikon pickle, a sea-vegetable salad, and thin fried tofu in a delicious sauce.
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The daughter ordered: Mool-Neng-Myun (cold noodles) (Summer only) Buckwheat noodles in cold beef broth topped with cucumber, pear, radish, thin beef slices and boiled egg.
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I ordered: Jjahm-B-boung (spicy seafood noodles)
Thick noodles prepared in spicy broth, cabbage, onions, green onions, scallops, mussels, shrimp, and squid. After so much delicately flavored Japanese food, the “spicy” made my eyes water—went through a couple of napkins! That potato salad was mellow and soothing.
3135 Oak Valley Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Mon-Fri. 11:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Sat. 12:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
(734) 222-5959
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