Friday, June 24, 2011

Lychee Mogu Mogu

Mogu Mogu Lychee

Origin: Thailand/Philippines/Japan
Type: Drink
Description: Fruit Juice with Pulp

If you've followed this blog thus so far, you'll know that I'm a HUGE fan of anything that's Lychee flavored. Here we have Mogu Mogu, Lychee Flavor. It's a fruit juice with coconut bits floating around in it. I thought at first that it was lychee bits because somehow they made the fruit taste just like lychee, even the texture was the same! It's got the light flowery taste of lychee with just the right amount of sweetness. It's a refreshing treat that I would recommend to anyone.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Roasted Eel in a Can

Roasted Eel

Origin: Asian super market
Type: Canned Fish
Description: Preserved Eel in sauce

Now let me start by saying that I absolutely LOVE eel. Eel is probably one of my favorite fish to eat. When it's fresh, roasted grilled, with or without sauce, fresh or saltwater eel, I love it all! So sweet, succulent, and delicious. Needless to say, I was very excited to find and try this canned eel. My enthusiasm would be extinguished with the first bite.

Open the can, and it looks like eel. As soon as a stuck a fork in it, it was obvious that this was no regular eel. It was tough, not soft like the eel that I enjoy so much. The flavor is sweet, but not much like eel. It didn't taste like eel at all, not in flavor or texture. It's too chewy, about half way in I gave up. I couldn't finish it. It's no good. It's not something that I could eat regularly, but it's something that seems like it would be a nice treat if it were the only meat that you had to eat.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Assorted Cheap Pate

Budget Pate

Origin: Croatia
Type: Topping
Description: Meat Paste

I'd never eaten Pate before, it's just not something that's all that popular state-side. These cans were only something like 60 cents a can at a local foreign food store so I picked up a couple to try them out.

Well, it's a meat paste. The ingredients include, pork fat, more fat, animal bits, and preservatives. Not exactly a healthy breakfast. I ended up spreading a heaping helping on a piece of toast. The consistency is a lot lighter than expected. The texture and flavor can be described as such; It's like whipped cream cheese that tastes like cocktail sausages and bland. I ate the piece of toast with the Pate but I didn't like it too much and had about 2/3 of a can left. It smells like cat food so I treated it as such. I left the remainder outside my front door for the stray cats outside to eat.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Want More Garlic Toast Chips

Want More Garlic Toast

Origin: Asian Super Market
Type: Chips
Description: Garlic Flavored Toast chips

These were so cute, how could I not get them? I'm not sure what that character on the front is supposed to be exactly, but it's kind of cute in that "hey, buy me!" sort of way. I don't usually buy something because of the packaging, but this is adorable and it was on sale.

The first thing you'll notice when you open the bag is not the lack of chips inside, but rather the smell. The smell is so strong! It's like if you were to take the smell of raw garlic and amplify it 10 times over. If you're a garlic lover, you will love these chips even if it's just for the smell alone. It was a little too much for me.

The chips are a nice consistency, they aren't hard at all. They are light and crispy, the way a toast snack should be. I hate all of these toast chips made in America because they are too hard and crunchy, unlike these that are so softly crisp that they almost melt in your mouth. The flavor is just as strong as the smell, but they're also kind of sweet. It's a little overwhelming at first because it feels like your senses are being assaulted, but they get easier to eat as you go along. I ended up just putting them in a cup of soup. Yeah, they're better when you add them to something else. These chips are very unique to say the least. I would recommend these chips to anyone who likes garlic or to anyone who wants to try a crazy new chip experience.