Snack Review: April 2016

Are you guys ready for my monthly snack round-up? This month’s snacks really pack a major punch in flavor and spice! I picked up snacks from Daiso, Koreana, Jay Bharat,Vik’s Market, and other Asian markets. 1. Japanese Potato Cracker with Shrimp I’ve passed by these a few times while shopping at Daiso and figured I’ll get them along with some other snackies. I like these for two reasons: the crunch factor and the little shrimps in each cracker! It isn’t greasy and seasoned with just enough salt and flavors to satisfy that craving which made you want to consume a savory snack. If you like Asian rice crackers, then you’ll like these. 3/5 2. Honey Tong Tong I’ve been wanting to try.. Read More

Snack Review: February 2016

Hello everyone! I’m back and planning to blog regularly again. I’ve been taking some time to reflect on myself and where I want to take the blog. I’m planning to make some changes (maybe) and additions to the blog so stay tune! It’s been great hearing how people love my monthly snack series and have been waiting to me to write them again. So here, we go! I’ve picked up more snacks from Nijiya, in San Mateo specifically – each store varies on the merch they carry, and Foodnet Supermarket in San Leandro. I practically devoured all of them! 1. Hot Puri Curry Rice Chips These are similar to the Calbee shrimp chips but swap out the shrimp flavor for spicy curry.. Read More

Trader Joe’s Product Review: Popcorn in a Pickle + Desserts!

Finally, a Trader Joe’s Product Review post on the blog again! I have neglected this series of the blog. It’s been a whirlwind, and I’m still getting on a routine with blogging. I plan to make it a monthly post going forward. Popcorn in a Pickle (vegan) I’ve been curious about these, so I was glad my friend Robin, from Vegan Dollhouse, brought them to our housewarming bbq. These mushroom popcorn kernels are air-popped to a perfect roundness and seasoned with all the great spices that make pickles so yummy – salty, tangy, with a dash of dill! Mushroom popcorn kernels are the variety that pops up like a little ball; it’s used to make kettle corn. It’s similar to my.. Read More

Snack Review: September

September snacks

Alright folks, I’ve got September’s snack review for you! It’s filled with some interesting and tasty finds from Nijiya Market in SF and Foodnet Supermarket in San Leandro. 1. Age Ichichani  I’ve seen these at the Japanese market before but never grab a bag to try. Not until, Kareen from Ziba mentioned them to me. She was kidding when she said they were additive. These rice crackers were crunchy and the cracks created nooks for the seasonings to stick to. I like them way better than those super starchy ones you usually get in the rice cracker mix. There’s lots more texture, and it’s kind of crumbly. 10/10 2. Bourbon Alfort Green Tea Chocolate Biscuits These are similar to the.. Read More

Snack Review: August

August snack collage

It’s that time again – my monthly snack review round-up! I have some goodies for you this time. All of them were thumbs up. Surprise, surprise. 1. Glico Pretz – Tom Yum Kung flavor It tasted just as the box says “tom yum”, a combination of sweet, sour, tomato-y, spicy, and salty. 7/10   2. Glico Pretz – Sweet Corn flavor Oh my goodness! I love, love Asian corn/sweet corn flavored snacks. It’s a perfect combination of sweet and savory. I want more of that of that artificially flavored sweet corn seasoning to be coated all over. I think I nearly finished this box within a day. 9/10   3. Big Roll Grilled Seaweed Roll – Spicy Grilled Squid flavor These rolls are.. Read More

Snack Review: July

July snack collage

The snacking continues despite the packing, moving, cleaning, and unpacking. (And all those mentioned are also continuing — WAH! A post of the move will be coming up later.) We probably need to snack on even more in times like these. Haha. (Note: The first five snacks I purchased at Walgreens in SF. The ones in SF carry a nice variety of brands and ethnic snacks. Although, I didn’t purchase the Pocky there, they do carry them in several flavors. I was bummed to find that my local Walgreens doesn’t carry as a diverse selection of snacks as in SF.) 1. Zapp’s – VooDoo Heat flavor (vegan) Have any of you had Zapp’s potato chips? If you’ve been to Ike’s, then chances.. Read More

Trader Joe’s Product Review: Maple Chicken Breakfast Sausage + Snacks

collage of Trader Joe's products

It’s the Trader Joe’s product review round-up! This time I decided to include a few items instead of just one product like the previous post about the Pastrami Smoked Salmon. I had a debate whether to include the snacks I got from TJ’s in the Monthly Snack Review or the Trader’s Product Review series. I found it more suiting to be here. What do you think? Maple Chicken Breakfast Sausage This product has been on the shelves for a while, and I’ve been eyeing it each time I’m in the meat selection of TJ’s. Trying to make healthier choices, I’ve always passed it up. It’s a good reason I do because they are fucking delicious as hell! Man, that maple.. Read More

Snack Review: June

June snacks

It’s the end of the month, and it’s time for our monthly snack rounded-up! My friend Allison ask me to review some vegan snacks for her, so I noted which ones were vegan. Let me know, if there’s anything you would like me to review in the future, and I’ll gladly do it. 1. Oishi Potato Fries – Tomato Ketchup flavor I found a bunch of Filipino snacks by the brand Oishi at Marina market in Union City. I love browsing the snack aisle of Asian grocery stores because you find the most interesting selections. These potato fries are baked, but they still are pretty greasy to the touch. The tomato ketchup flavor pretty much explains itself — tomato tasting.. Read More

Snack Reviews: May

May snack collage

This is a monthly review highlighting some of snacks I’ve eaten. I’m a big snacker and like trying everything at least once. Some of these snacks will be good, okay, and not so good. 1. Goraebab (Korean crackers) These are one of my favorite Korean snacks! They are very crunchy flavorful slightly spicy whale-shaped crackers (and other nautical animals). I haven’t had them in so long because there aren’t many Korean markets in SF. I got these in Sunnyvale at Hanook Market. After doing some research, I found out these are called goraebab. I seriously had no idea what they were called. Apparently in Korean, goraebab (고래밥) literally translates to whale (고래) rice (밥). 8/10. 2.  Tteokbokki chips Since I was at.. Read More