You can have fun in your own city visiting ethnic grocery stores and trying new foods. I bought some easy cook rice cakes in a spicy sauce at the Galleria Express on Bloor Street.
In small print below the Korean script (Hangeul), the product name ‘Bunmoja Tteok-Bokki’ is in English. Tteok-Bokki are Rice Cakes in Korean.
I followed the instructions and cooked it in the 1000 watt microwave for 5 minutes and 30 seconds.
You do eat with your eyes first, I can’t say it looked particularly appetizing, but I’m not a big fan of rice cakes. Overall it was OK, but the fun part was picking it up in the store and trying something new! Try it with anything the next time you’re in the grocery.
I wanted something super easy to make and tasty. Cumbrae’s usually deliver on both with their packaged meals (spoiler: not so much this time).
Today the choice was Beef Stroganoff. It’s starting to get cooler, and what could be more comforting than beef, noodles and sour cream?
Unfortunately, it’s expensive as heck and only just fills up two people. You can really only justify the price if you compare it to ordering out on UberEats, but you can’t justify it compared to actually cooking a meal.
It’s also not terribly appetizing to look at once you’ve squeezed it out of its plastic home.
There’s no instructions besides to warm it up gently. I left it on the lowest heat for about 20 minutes while watching a youtube video.
There was enough to fill up two bowls with Beef Stroganoff, and it was eaten up quickly with room for an ice cream bar afterwards.
There’s been meals I’ve enjoyed much more from Cumbrae’s, and while this one didn’t taste bad, it didn’t knock my socks off either. The beef was tender, but the flavour didn’t do it for me. Consider trying it yourself next time you want a quick meal and want an alternative to delivery food.