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Snacking while eGulleting... (Part 3)


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12 minutes ago, Katie Meadow said:

For @Kim Shook and others who are fond of saltines, I've just discovered a saltine-like cracker that ups the ante: It is Westminster Bakers Square Hearty Crackers. Apparently the brand is an old New England Company. They are a sort of like a saltine and an oyster cracker had a baby. I can't explain it, but I love them. Of course ordering from Amazon I somehow was in denial about the price and didn't realize when I started to re-order how ridiculous the mark-up is. It doesn't matter, because they are out of stock a week after my first order.

 

I'm sure that this brand can easily be found on shelves all over the northeast for about a third the price. The operation seems to specialize in oyster crackers. Anyway, I'm on a search for a more reasonable source while suffering from withdrawal. 

Those are the best!  They used to be available at Cracker Barrel, but the website doesn't list them anymore.  

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Just happened to discover that Sichuan peppercorns work well with dark chocolate. Might try to pair them further with orange zest, toasted sesame or chili.

Also, remember to wash your hands between cooking and snacking :P

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“Have a break! Have a Qiqiao!“

 

I could buy KitKats (奇巧 - qí qiăo - literally “exquisite“) in China 20 years ago, then they disappeared. Looks like they are relaunching them. 

 

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I am amused that they come with instructions!

 

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Inside that box are three of the smallest KitKats you ever saw!

 

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Haiyuan (海渊) is a small town in Ningming County, China right beside the border with Vietnam. One of my friends lives there and sent me this gift. (It is traditional to send a small food gift to people who have just moved house.)' The manufacturing company belongs to my friend's cousin.

 

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海渊沙糕 (hăi yuān shā gāo)

 

It reads 'Haiyuan Granulated Cake - Sesame (Flavour). Each package (I received 5) contains these small cakes made from Glutinous Rice, Peanut Oil, White Sugar and Sesame.

 

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You gave all the details except the most crucial one...how are they? (taste, texture, etc)

 

Sounds like it might almost be a cousin to halwa/halvah.

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56 minutes ago, chromedome said:

You gave all the details except the most crucial one...how are they? (taste, texture, etc)

 

Sounds like it might almost be a cousin to halwa/halvah.

 

Well I didn't think it necessary to describe the taste of somethng with only four ingredients, two  of which are almost tasteless. Yes, it is similar to halva, at least in texture.

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I stumbled upon these at Walmart. I had never seen the brand before.

Cazo de Oro Tortilla Chips Fire Roasted Hatch Chile flavor

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I thought they might have a little kick to them but nope. Instead they have just the slightest sweetness to them. 

The main reason I like these tortilla chips is because they're thick...much thicker than, say, comparatively wimpy Doritos Tortilla Chips. 

The bag says they're made from fresh tortillas and I believe them.

These chips would make really good nachos and would stand up to the thickest dips around. Really good!

 

 

 

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“Peter: Oh my god, Brian, there's a message in my Alphabits. It says, 'Oooooo.'

Brian: Peter, those are Cheerios.”

– From Fox TV’s “Family Guy”

 

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A friend gave me, as an early St. Patrick's Day gift, these See's Scotchmallows (dark chocolate, marshmallow, & caramel). The 6 on the left are the regular Scotchmallows. The 6 on the right are St. Patrick's Day Scotchmallows (mint flavor). I like the original flavor better but was glad to receive these as a gift.

 

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Before I received the Scotchmallows, my sweet tooth was acting up and I got these mini frosted vanilla cupcakes.

 

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I was shopping and thinking of the recent eel topic, so looked in to see if they had any, but not today. However, where they usually have the eels they had these. So, I bought some.

 

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They are a bit slimy and can live for days out of water, so long as they don't dry out completely. And they are lively! I spent a while chasing some around the kitchen!

 

The ony realistic way to kill them is to put them into cold water, then bring that to a boil. This also causes the skin to slip from some.

 

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Boiled

 

Once they cooled down and dried a bit, I gutted them. Left heads, fins and tails on. Too much trouble. They are still sticky.

 

Dredged them lightly in flour seasoned with Sichuan peppercorn, chilli flakes and salt and deep fried them until crisp. Delicious hot or cold.

 

So what are they?

 

Loach. There are many varieties of loach. These ones are small - some are much larger.

 

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I first encountered those in the pages of "Lorna Doone," when I was a kid. From the description of young John stalking them I drew the conclusion that they were some sort of crawfish, and it wasn't until a few years ago that a chance mention sent me to Google to see what they actually were.

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1 hour ago, Kim Shook said:

My favorite candy bar in the world:

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With a Mt. Dew chaser. 😁

 

How similar is it to the Australian Violet Crumble? Which one has better sponge and which one has better chocolate? I've never had a Crunchie.

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10 minutes ago, Shelby said:

😳

 

I had no idea it existed!  

 

Damn it I just ordered some off Amazon.  Spent too much $ but I had to have it.  

Where were you on Feb 7th ;)  

 

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1 hour ago, liuzhou said:

Soy braised silkworm pupae with chillies. Apologies for picture quality.

Not gonna happen. The picture quality is more than adequate. 

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