U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Food and Drink
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 07-27-2016, 06:27 PM
 
1,040 posts, read 772,818 times
Reputation: 2788

Advertisements

I love trying new stuff. Let me hear what you've tried!

I'll start. I tried a Chinese steamed bun with sweet red bean filling. It is just "ok" and I would never pay $5.99 for it again. I got it at Whole Foods, freshly made & sold in the sushi area.

I was told steamed buns are light and super soft. These were really heavy, like a poorly made scone that didn't rise properly because someone overworked the dough. Imagine eating hardened raw flour with sugar added, and no other flavor. White, heavy and bland.

The filling, which I thought I would love, is just meh. It tastes exactly like what it is, sugar and red beans. Fibrous.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-27-2016, 07:01 PM
 
5,230 posts, read 7,438,056 times
Reputation: 9188
I tried a Vietnamese dish, vegetarian bun noodles. The only reason I tried it was that the restaurant was out of their vegetarian pho, which is their most popular menu item. They offer several types of meat dishes but they always run out of the vegetarian entrees first.

The bun noodle dish was amazing: a very rich, smooth vegetable broth full of bun noodles and various vegetables, some that I recognized and other veggies that I didn't. Daikon, water spinach and carrot pickles. There were chunks of nicely prepared seitan too which was very tender and tasty.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-27-2016, 09:47 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
10,873 posts, read 13,399,609 times
Reputation: 10196
I'm a big coffee lover and enjoy Starbucks a lot. I tried a "flat white" for the first time and loved it. I usually enjoy a latte, mocha, cappuccino, cafe au lait ("Cafe Misto" at Starbucks), or macchiato, but a "flat white" was really good.

Last edited by ccm123; 07-27-2016 at 10:59 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-27-2016, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Middle America
35,155 posts, read 37,884,541 times
Reputation: 47240
Flat whites are great.

I was introduced to them in the UK, on our honeymoon. I guess their origin is actually New Zealand, as I understand it, but they've become the de facto coffee shop order in lots of the UK.

I was pretty glad when Sbux started offering them, and even more pleased to see that they're legitimately decent, unlike many Starbucks offerings.

Trying to think what new thing I've tried lately.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-27-2016, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Middle America
35,155 posts, read 37,884,541 times
Reputation: 47240
My husband did seared ahi tuna, which was pretty awesome.

Previously, my exposure to tuna had mostly consisted of tuna salad sandwiches and spicy yellowfin rolls. Not that exotic but I'm in the midwest and don't eat a lot of seafood.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-27-2016, 10:58 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
10,873 posts, read 13,399,609 times
Reputation: 10196
Yes, the origin of a "flat white" is from New Zealand. I'm craving for another one!

Seared ahi tuna resembles a beef steak, to me. I love them with a salad.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-27-2016, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Middle America
35,155 posts, read 37,884,541 times
Reputation: 47240
Yeah, it's definitely more akin to red meat than most seafood, in texture, anyway.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-28-2016, 07:29 AM
 
Location: New Yawk
8,441 posts, read 4,506,562 times
Reputation: 13415
After spending my entire life avoiding mushrooms, I tried a portobello mushroom burger the other day, and it was delightful!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-28-2016, 07:32 AM
 
2,908 posts, read 1,329,468 times
Reputation: 5543
I had Frito Pie last week for the first time while on vacation.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-28-2016, 09:38 AM
 
778 posts, read 389,614 times
Reputation: 1331
Quote:
Originally Posted by imagineAA View Post
I love trying new stuff. Let me hear what you've tried!

I'll start. I tried a Chinese steamed bun with sweet red bean filling. It is just "ok" and I would never pay $5.99 for it again. I got it at Whole Foods, freshly made & sold in the sushi area.

I was told steamed buns are light and super soft. These were really heavy, like a poorly made scone that didn't rise properly because someone overworked the dough. Imagine eating hardened raw flour with sugar added, and no other flavor. White, heavy and bland.

The filling, which I thought I would love, is just meh. It tastes exactly like what it is, sugar and red beans. Fibrous.
I think your mistake was buying it from Whole Foods, haha.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Food and Drink
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2017, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 - Top