marie callender country fried beef steak

marie callender country fried beef steak
The meat’s a bit dry. The coating is decent, with a slightly crunchy texture. The sauce is decent and has enough flavor. Mashed potatoes are good. The glazed carrots are a bit funky at first bite, a bit raw tasting with a touch of sweetness. After you eat more, you can taste the light cinnamon. b-

sioux city root beer

sioux city root beer
It seems more heavily carbonated than typical sodas so it really bites the front of your tongue. Then it slowly backs away and doesn’t linger. It’s neat. The strong, just barely herbal flavor is good, and mostly I enjoyed the effect of the sudden flavor that disappears quickly. An effervescent b.

tahiki beef and broccoli

tahiki beef and broccoli
tahiki beef and broccoli 2

It’s a geniune Hawaiian Americanized Chinese dish! I think…
Cons:
No MSG
Small portion
Sauce is a bit on the light side

Pros:
No MSG
Clean presentation (I feel like I’m eating an airline meal though)
Beef is soft and tender, unlike most of the beef & broccoli you get at the average Chinese fast food joint.

Meh:
Rice is decent
Veggies are decent and not soggy

b-

kit kat bitter

kitkat bitter
“Let me put it this way. Have you ever heard of Plato, Aristotle, Socrates? … Morons.” -Vizzini

Why did I write that quote up there? Because just about any other fancy chocolate pales in comparison to this $1.19 (on sale!) bar of Japanese Kit Kat Bitter. A while ago, I read an interview with some chocolate expert and he declared Kit Kat Dark to be his favorite chocolate. I found some Kit Kat Dark when I was in London, and it was fantastic, but this…this is Tom-Cruise-jumping-up-and-down-on-Oprah’s-couch freaking awesome! The chocolate is rich but not sickenly sweet, full of flavor but not heavy. The wafer is a perfect balance to the chocolate. This is probably the best chocolate I’ve ever had! A+

waialua root beer

waialua root beerwaialua root beer
root beer…from hawaii!?

it’s very light, with a sharp kick at the end and an aftertaste of brown sugar (this root beer has (regular?) cane sugar and “maui natural white cane sugar”). i like it. after i finished the bottle, i also noticed a slight bitter taste that reminded me of chinese medicine. not sure i liked it but it was an interesting finish. …even now, about 10 mins later, i can still taste that chinese mediciney taste, except it’s more tempered by the cane sugar…i’m still not sure i like it, but it’s not a bad aftertaste to have. B

kombucha wonder drink

kombucha wonder drink

this neat looking sparkling himalayan tonic has asian pear and ginger blended with organic oolong tea. ah. sure looks good and refreshing doesn’t it? don’t believe it. it’s evil. i think the “wonder” stands for “i wonder who’s gonna drink this crap?” (shiver). F

deep foods garlic naan

deep foods garlic naan

what can i say? i’m a sucker for garlic naan. this one was good, but not quite great. it turned out a bit soft, without much crispiness to it. the garlic flavor was strong and good, but the texture just wasn’t quite as good as trader joe’s, plus with trader joe’s garlic naan, you get four pieces instead of three, and for about the same price. this gets a respectable b+