Monday, January 26, 2015

33 Export Vietnamese Beer

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"33" Export beer is a Vietnamese beer that taste a lot like a lager because it is a lager. It is a golden lager and it is pretty standard. It actually is a light lager when you taste it. I couldn't call it bad but nor very good.
I am not a beer connoisseur but this is just an OK beer in my opinion. Weird aftertaste as well. I bought it at a Total Wine so yours might carry it, but I might have paid $2.50?
I would rather buy a Ito En Dark Green Tea Bottle instead. 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

S&B Golden Curry Medium Hot Mix

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Sorry about not taking and "After made" picture. The Golden Curry brand is pretty much the only Japanese Curry prepackaged sauce mix I can find in town. There are a few flavors/mix's and I grabbed the Medium Hot which isn't that spicy. There is a hotter version. Seeing the word Curry don't get in confused with Indian curry which is a LOT more spicy. This is Japanese curry where you mix the sauce with you choice of meat: beef, chicken, lamb or shrimp it recommends. I usually go with chicken or beef since they are cheaper and also really tasty. Then you add what you want, I go with some green onions, sweet onions, carrots and maybe some celery. You cook all of that in a pan for awhile until slightly brown. You want to make sure you cook your meat right, don't be eating raw chicken. Then you add the water and you open the box and you have this brown looking bar. Break it up and place it in the pan and stir it in. It will melt in and eventually turn into this sauce and cover all your ingredients. Keep stirring until it has completely broken down and you are pretty much ready to go. I serve this with rice. It is great and I think I want to try out the hotter version  next. 
It is usually $2.50 for the box and that makes the meal for two easily. I got this on sale for $1.50
Want something different then grab a box of this in your "Spicy" preference and make some dinner. Don't disappoint!
Will warn, lots of Sodium if you are going to try to eat the whole serving yourself.

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Berry Carnival Pocky

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This stuff is tasty! I recently got this and a Mint Chocolate Pocky pack and they both didn't disappoint. I love berries and fruit and this was pretty good. Comes in three individual bags in the box so you don't have to go through them all at once. These sticks were covered in a pink color with specks of flavor spots. Like a mixed berry candy, it was great and I enjoyed it more then regular Strawberry. Of course it is at more of a premium then regular Pocky but the box is flashy and caught my eye. Saw the "Berry Carnival" and grabbed it and went for the register. With Berry and Acai.

This is a must try in the Pocky category! DO IT!

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Mint Pocky Chocolate

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The box is wonderful to look at with its teal and white polka dots. Part of Summer Choco Fest 14' this wonderful flavor is nice. When you open up the box you get two little bags inside so you don't have to eat all of them in one go. They appear to look like the regular Chocolate Pocky but has a wonderful Mint flavor. I sometimes don't like mint chocolate chip flavors but Pocky is done right. It is crunchy like a Pocky with a subtle mint flavor and not as strong s a peppermint paddy.
Ms. Noodles likes this and would get it again and I would myself as well.
This price was about $2-$2.50 and I would spend about $2 but not more. I am cheap though and I recommend this for sure!

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Sunday, January 4, 2015

Matcha Pumpkin Seeds

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The size of the bag provides a good number of seeds and the coating that is a powder on the seeds are green in color. Now first impression when starting to eat the seeds is that the powder coating does taste like green tea in a slight way but the seeds themselves with the powder were really dry. The taste was weird after while and it made me want to spit out what I was chewing. The size of the pumpkin seeds were large compared to what I am use to baking from Pumpkin carvings. What they could do with the packaging is have a re-seal-able bag. That is a large bag and there is no way to finish it in one go. I moved them to a Ziploc bag before I realized that they were not good.
they now made a permanent home in the trash bin.

I'm not sure of the company or brand but you can pass on them. I love Matcha all things but this is a no.