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November 8, 2013 Miga Korean Restaurant Lives Up to Hype


Heaven is in Fremont

Caribou Coffee’s signature White Chocolate Mocha coffee drink is layered with pumpkin essence, whipped cream, and chocolate chips for holiday cheer. Costumers get to choose either milk, dark, or white chocolate as the chocolate base for this rick espresso drink. This drink is priced at $4.45 for a large.

By Nathan Fu

Sometimes in Fremont, you have to look hard to find good restaurants. I was fortunate to find Miga- a traditional Korean restaurant located in the Fremont Shopping Plaza. I could sense that it must be a good restaurant considering the number of people inside. We only had to wait about five to ten minutes for our food. One of the things that stood out to me was number of complementary side dishes - they gave you 10. Even better, you can ask for refills!

Let’s Drink to the holidays! By Sangeetha Srinivasan

The Chick-fil-A Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake, made with their “Icedream” – soft serve ice cream – is handspun with peppermint syrup and dark chocolate chips, and then topped with light whipped cream and a maraschino cherry. This limited-eidtion milkshake starts at $2.60 for 14 oz.

The Jamba Juice Pumpkin Smash Smoothie is combination of pumpkin, frozen yogurt, cinnamon and nutmeg resembling a delicious homemade puppkin pie. At 390 calories Jamba Juice’s pumpkin smoothwie is healthy and innovative, and definitely a must-have this holiday season. A small costs $4.79.

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte is a fan-favorite signature expresso drink that has been a yummy fall staple over hte past decade since it first came onto the Starbucks menu. The PSL is a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and pumpkin pie species. This season drink costs $3.95 for a tall size.


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Among the side dishes, the homemade kimchi (Napa cabbage with spicy seasoning) was by far the highlight. I decided to order the assorted tofu pot (seafood, beef, and kimchi) and was not disappointed. The dish had a plethora of seafood including shrimp, scallops, squid, clams, mussels, as well as beef and kimchi all boiling in the savory soup. Simply, it was beyond delicious. The soup itself had a vintage Korean taste to it, sour and spicy.

The only downfall would be that the service was not that great. The waiter rarely stopped by our table to ask how we were doing. Perhaps it was because we kept on asking for more side dishes, but even so, a restaurant should treat its customers with respect. The prices are rather high too ($10 for a tofu pot). If you plan to come on the weekend, do come early because the restaurant gets packed. The music they play there is K-Pop, and they must like it a lot because they play it really loudly. All in all, a great place to eat if you can afford it.

The Verdict Food 9.5/10 Ambiance 7/10 Service 3/10 Overall 8/10

Photos: Nathan Fu

Helena B

The best part of being on this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the fact that when we’re all together, like a family, just the experience is interesting enough. It’s my first time as a lead character; I do feel extremely lucky, having the part I have and being able to share it with everyone. Getting a chance to start my dream of acting now is unbelievable. -Savanna Benedetti, 11th Grade, Character:

Well, I’m one of the four lovers. Lysander gets all the ladies and he falls in love with two girls because of the love potion that Puck gives him, so naturally it’s a lot of fun playing his character. I’m new here and I was absolutely astounded by the fact that the production is so professional and organized. It feels like everyone really knows what they’re doing. -Jeffrey Ko 9th Grade, Character: Lysander

Well, we’re all really close-knit here. You can bond with most of the people in the cast. Being onstage and performing for people is really exhilarating. I’ve been expressing myself in ways I wouldn’t otherwise; showing your emotions and abilities in ways they can really see and appreciate. -Zachary Lew, 11th Grade, Character: Tom Snout, a. k. a., the Wall. It’s a lot of fun to be learning Shakespearean language—it’s downright---there’s no other word to describe it but beautiful. At first it’s confusing, but when you learn it you could listen to it all day long. The play itself is hilarious, and then you add in all these incredibly talented people and your end product is amazing. -Karin Gandler 12th Grade, Character: Titania B

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