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brianmanahan

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Oh man, I've never heard of Rax. That looks awesome (except for Exterous' semen deposit, of course)
they were everywhere when i was a kid

the local one had a huge salad bar, and it was nice enough that we would go eat there for semi-special occasions

i'd always get a king rax + salad bar

but i'd dish out way more vanilla + chocolate pudding than actual salad
 

zinfamous

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they were everywhere when i was a kid

the local one had a huge salad bar, and it was nice enough that we would go eat there for semi-special occasions

i'd always get a king rax + salad bar

but i'd dish out way more vanilla + chocolate pudding than actual salad
A salad bar? How do you eat from a thing like that when you know Ex is around?

see above^
 

renz20003

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Holy shit. RAX is still around?
Yep, they still wear 80s style hats too.


Oh man, I've never heard of Rax. That looks awesome (except for Exterous' semen deposit, of course)
Gotta dip rax in Mayo, just kidding it’s horseradish.

OverallI IMO Rax is still better than Arby’s.

Also they have a sandwich no joke called the BBC (big bacon and cheddar), and I think it’s hilarious.
 

MrSquished

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The kimchi at Costco is pretty good. Completely all natural ingredients. With some rice and an over easy egg, great snack

 
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dasherHampton

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Stay away from the Grande Stacker at Taco Bell. Both times I've tried it - yuck.

It's just a tortilla shell spread with what tastes like a mix of left over taco meat, a bit of cheese, and a glob of slimy refried beans. And it's so salty to boot.
 

ponyo

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The kimchi at Costco is pretty good. Completely all natural ingredients. With some rice and an over easy egg, great snack

That looks to be different brand than the kimchi that's sold at Costco in Atlanta. I bought the different brand here to test it out and it was terrible. Maybe that brand is better but people should not buy the brand that's being sold at Costco locations in Atlanta.
 

MrSquished

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That looks to be different brand than the kimchi that's sold at Costco in Atlanta. I bought the different brand here to test it out and it was terrible. Maybe that brand is better but people should not buy the brand that's being sold at Costco locations in Atlanta.
This is what we got in Jersey. It's just vegetables, fish sauce, garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes and water
 

nisryus

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That is the brand we have at the Cedar park Costco. Its pretty good. Better than those from Houston or Dallas.

But the Austin Costco sells a different brand. o_O
 

MrSquished

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That is the brand we have at the Cedar park Costco. Its pretty good. Better than those from Houston or Dallas.

But the Austin Costco sells a different brand. o_O
I've been sauteeing ground beef in sesame oil with garlic, onions, ginger, soy sauce and red pepper flakes, mixing it with rice, some runny eggs and the kimchi for an amazing meal
 

Kaido

Elite Member & Kitchen Overlord
Feb 14, 2004
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New McDonald's bakery items:

1. Blueberry muffin
2. Apple fritter
3. Cinnamon bun


Blueberry muffin: I'm really picky about blueberry muffins because I love them. This one tasted like a grocery-store-bakery muffin. It was OK. Not bad but wouldn't go out of my way to get it again.

Apple fritter: To me, fritters are fried; this is fried, but not like fresh-fried, it's more like like a soft donut. Sort of like a dense Krispy Kreme. It wasn't bad, just kind of uninspiring.

Cinnamon roll: This was the surprising one - it was actually pretty good! A tad on the overly-sweet side, even though it doesn't very thick icing. It's not like the best in the world, but I'd get it again! It's completely different than BK's cinni-minis. This is like an actual cinnamon roll. Not like the soft pillowy ones either, but more like the heel of a bread loaf kind, where you can unwind it to eat it. Not bad, McDonalds, not bad.

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Kaido

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Taco Bell Dragonfruit Freeze:

1. Definitely one of their better flavors
2. Fairly unique flavor. Sort of like a real strawberry vs. a Starburst strawberry tho. Not actual dragonfruit haha.
3. Very sweet. Probably wouldn't buy again because it's so sugary.
4. As with all of their frozen drinks, however they do the ice gives me a monster brain freeze lol. Doesn't happen with McDonalds frozen drinks or Slurpees. Dunno if the ice is finer or what.


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Kaido

Elite Member & Kitchen Overlord
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Taco Bell toasted cheddar chalupa:

Great idea, meh execution. Looks really good in-person but it's just kinda mediocre.


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Kaido

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The one good thing to come out of 2020 is that the McRib is coming back December 2nd. I suspect I'll do my usual routine of buy it, eat it, regret it, and then forget about it until they come out with it again hahaha

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nakedfrog

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The one good thing to come out of 2020 is that the McRib is coming back December 2nd. I suspect I'll do my usual routine of buy it, eat it, regret it, and then forget about it until they come out with it again hahaha

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I mean, I already knew about it because I periodically check for McRib news, that first one is always so great.
By the end of December I'll probably just be eating them because I know the availability window is closing.
 

Kaido

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I mean, I already knew about it because I periodically check for McRib news, that first one is always so great.
By the end of December I'll probably just be eating them because I know the availability window is closing.
Someone on the Anova Precision Oven group cloned the McRib using sous-vide...gonna have to try it & see how it goes. Serious Eats did a homemade one awhile back:


Although I may try it in my Oster smoker-roaster with pellets. If it's good, I can just smoke a bunch & vac-seal them for the freezer. Although this is one of those weird things where it's fun to enjoy it when it's available, and the rest of the time, whatever haha.
 

nakedfrog

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Although this is one of those weird things where it's fun to enjoy it when it's available, and the rest of the time, whatever haha.
YOU SHUT YOUR WHORE MOUTH!

I lived in Germany in the early/mid-90s so I got used to it being available year round.
 

sactoking

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Gawd, I tried a McRib about 5 years back to see what the fuss was about. It was revolting, one of the absolute worst things I've ever had from a fast food restaurant.
 
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sactoking

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Clearly you've never been to a White Castle.
That is correct. Coming from a Michigan family, I used to hear about it all the time. We'd only go back to visit every 8 years or so and every time we went my parents thought about getting White Castle and then decided not to.
 

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