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KaSnack attack! 7-Eleven’s Local Style Saimin
It's only $3.79, but is it better than Zippy's or McDonald's?
My secret shame wuz going be revealed when my editor texted me one picture of this and asked if I wanted for review ’em. Though I wuz super intrigued, I wuz kinda hesitant for get 7-Eleven’s new Local Style Saimin cuz I am … appliance-challenged. We no more one microwave at home. My wife said just go use da one in da store, but I sked use that, cuz who knows how often they clean ’em, right?
I nevah like let my editor down so I took da assignment and decided for use my Aunty’s microwave. I no think she clean her microwave all that often either, but at least hers only get family germs.
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Da name of this is kinda tautologicals, cuz isn’t all saimin local? But whatevs.
At only $3.79, I wouldn’t put 7-Eleven’s Local Style Saimin in da same class as Shiro’s or Shige’s or anything li’dat. This is more in da same class as Zippy’s regular saimin or McDonald’s saimin.
I saw that da directions wuz just one line saying for microwave ’em for 120 seconds. I wanted for make sure I nevah need add water so I asked da 7-Eleven lady. No, no need, she said as I tried for determine if had any water already inside.
I went my Aunty’s house and before I nuked it, I peeked inside for see how it looked. For toppings had char siu, egg and green onion. All da classic ingre-da-ments. Da only thing missing wuz da kamaboko.
When I shook it I could feel da soup liquid swishing around. I wondered, wouldn’t da noodles be all mushy if it wuz sitting in liquid all this time? I wuz kinda doubtful that this would taste any good.
I got major facial disgracials. This wuz actually really good. Da noodles wuz cooked perfect. And da dashi wuz really good too. Initially I thought wuz little salty, but as I tried more spoonfuls for figure out what it wuz, it really grew on me. Da soup for this one wuz really fancy: wuz fish base, pork base AND kelp base. Before looking at da label I tried for guess da dashi. I could tell wuzn’t shrimp ebi. I could taste da bonito and pork notes. But I nevah would’ve guessed had kelp powder too. I guess das for some added umami.
I liked this bettah than instant Sapporo Ichiban kine noodles. And I liked it more than McDonald’s and Zippy’s regular saimin. Because Local Style Saimin stay so cheap, I had put ’em in da cheaper class, but now I’m thinking if we just put ’em in one nicer bowl and increase da portion size, dare I say 7-Eleven’s one can actually compete with da saimin heavyweights from Frolic’s Best Saimin: Our Top 5! *Gasp-face emoji* #nomonomoono