Ah, nothing says “fall” like spicy shrimp appetizers. The truth is, I believe we would have a Chinese language New Yr theme occurring right here. That was solely again in February, over seven months in the past…however it seems like yesterday, does not it? Anyway, I discovered these behind our tiny freezer, lined in frost, which in all probability served as camouflage for these many months, which could assist clarify why they weren’t reviewed way back.
I cleared the frost off of the packaging and thought, what the heck? I remembered we had some frozen appetizers hidden away, however for some unusual motive, I used to be pondering they had been rooster. Spicy Rooster Appetizer Duo. Bizarre, huh? Perhaps Dealer Joe’s ought to supply a field of these, too.
Shrimp appetizer duo it’s. So we tried them. They usually’re positively worthy of assessment. I shrimply could not resist. I promise it has nothing to do with the truth that we’re in determined want of a TJ’s run and have not bought any of the brand new fall objects but. <readers cannot see that my fingers are crossed.> Apologies if this merchandise is discontinued or out of inventory. Hopefully they will have them again for the following Chinese language New Yr season, a mere 4 months away.
Each objects within the duo are fairly tasty and high-quality. Let’s begin with the kung pao shrimp spring rolls. There is a first rate little bit of shrimp in them—greater than I used to be anticipating. There are additionally veggies, a light-weight, crispy wrapper, and a few spicy kung pao flavors. I would not name both of those overly spicy. I would not have minded an ideal deal extra warmth, however the total impact is pleasantly garlicky, salty, and savory, with only a trace of an Asian spice kick.
You possibly can really style the lemongrass within the wontons. It isn’t over-the-top, although. The wonton bread is sweet and thick, but it is supple and flaky. The meaty insides of the wontons are delicate, and so they flaunt a good quantity of actual shrimp, like their spring roll counterparts.
Apart from the shortage of warmth, our greatest grievance is the shortage of dipping sauce. There is a pic of candy Thai chili or one thing on the duvet artwork, and as is typical, the phrases “serving suggestion” are printed in a tiny font proper subsequent to it. We did not have any sauces available, however we loved them sufficient plain that they’re going to nonetheless get thumbs up from each Sonia and I. Fifteen minutes at 450 levels. $4.99 for bundle of 12 appetizers. We’re 4 stars from Sonia and three and a half from me.
Backside line: 7.5 out of 10.