Archive for September, 2010

Cheap lunch at Panda Express, $4.8 (one item)

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Today, I had Panda Express for lunch. It was like one item over half Chow Mein, and half fried rice. Their Chow Mein and fried rice are not bad compare to those in Hong Kong, seriously! It should be cleaner and healthier than those ingredients in Hong Kong as well. So, that one item was Kung Pao chicken. It was spicy. The portion for lunch was great since I did not hungry at 5 PM, and I did not get too sleepy after lunch. It was $4.80 – an affordable lunch. The cashier also let me tasted “Thai Chicken”, but it was NOT spicy at all. Wait a minute, it’s Thai Chicken, why not spicy at all ? Strange! Anyway, you know in Hong Kong or in China, or in Taiwan, there is nothing called Fortune Cookies, Kung Pao Chicken, Orange Chicken, Mandarin Chicken, Cashew Chicken, …, and etc. There are Chow Mein in Hong Kong (usually sold on the street!) and Canton of China. And, fried rice, yes. But, I think fried rice is a Cantonese food, and I am not too sure its origin.

Oscar
Founder of FoodPicky.com

Marukai Japanese Supermarket – Chirashi ($4), Kobe beef ($2.5), and Sapporo ($6 for 12 cans)

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

After work, I went to Marukai Japanese supermarket for dinner. I find out that their Chirashi bento is on sale at $4 for which the regular price is $6. So, I bought 2 Chirashi bento: one for dinner, and one for lunch on the next day. Then, I bought my usual stuff: “High Quality American Kobe Style Natural Beef” (0.165 lb at $2.47). Oh, their Sapporo beer (12 cans) is (or, was) on sale at $6. This Kobe beef is great with Pinot Noir or beer. Remember, put wasabi on the beef, and put some soy sauce on it. For every piece of Kobe beef, you get a spicy taste of wasabi with a salty taste of Kikkoman soy sauce, then, you need to sip in a huge amount of Sapporo to dilute the taste of strong wasabi and soy sauce. Yummy!

Oscar
Founder of FoodPicky.com