31 (Thu) December 2020
Spicy Boiling Lobster & Shrimp
-Changgok, Sujeong, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-
with the Family, Mom and Dad
Another meal kit from CJ’s Cookit series (see previously 11.357 Sous Vide Chicken Breast Steak with Cream Risotto)
It was pretty bad. The seafood, which can be tricky in any instant/kit situation, turned out kinda dry. But the main problem was the sauce: way way too garlicky, way way too spicy, overpowering everything. We ended up eating the lobster, shrimp, and corn, which were the only bits from which the sauce could be kinda wiped off – the rest went to trash. Absurdly overpriced at 45,800 won, supposedly for 2 portions.
I repeat my prior assessment that the kit would appeal only to a very specific someone that (a) can cook (b) but doesn’t have ingredients on hand (c) and/or can’t be bothered to buy them directly; (d) likes fancy sounding/looking food (e) though doesn’t really care how good/authentic it actually is; (f) has money to burn.
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