So I went to the food court at The Starling (where else, right?). I decided to go with the Small Bone and a spot of Chicken Feet.
I'm afraid that this was not good. The meat was tender but was hard (as in dry-ish) at certain spots. This tells me that the meat has been either refrigerated or frozen. Freshly cooked meat is not like that.
The chicken feet was worse - not fall off the bone tender (still chewy and tough) and it had an unpleasant smell. tried to eat but left a lot behind. Oh dear dear, this is not a good sign of things to come.
Next door to them, Shen Niu Beef Noodle House, will be opening soon. Now, this is more up my alley, without noodles of course. Hope they are good.
With, so unladylike your girl. Haha.ReplyDelete
Hope you have a much better dining experience next time. I feel you, the smell and texture of frozen meat when not cook properly. I don't like that either.
LOL! I guess I might not eat there anymore.Delete
"Aiyo mommy! Don't show people my backside!", Says Belle Belle. 🙀ReplyDelete
I wonder if u order big bone, will the meat also be hard? Could it be they didn't have enough time to cook the meat longer. Once I went to buy braised pork trotter and the seller opened his pot lid and poked at the pork trotters and told me, nope, not soft yet so cannot sell to you. 😂ReplyDelete
I don't mean hard as in tough. It was hard and dry as in cooked meat that was previously frozen or stayed in the fridge a few days.Delete
But frozen meat or those meat in the fridge for a few days when recooked will also be soft. If cooked in a pressure cooker, all frozen meat would be soft, no? Is the meat not recooked before serving to you? Was it not hot?Delete
Think cooked meat that has been in the fridge or freezer for a while, it dries out somehow (or freezer burn) and even when reheated, some part have dried out and that is the "hard" I was talking about.Delete
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I am shocked that they would sell frozen cooked meat that has freezer burn cos that would mean the cooked meat would have been in the freezer for a long long time to experience freezer burn.Delete
Oh dear! Sad that the small bone is not that great. It does look so good in the photo though.ReplyDelete
It looked good and I thought I was going to have an enjoyable meal :(Delete
i dare not order chicken feet anymore after hearing your story...Got smell means not clean thoroughly....yucks!ReplyDelete
Wasted RM6.00 LOL!Delete
If got smell, then sure to spoil the appetite. That is one of the reason, I try to cook chicken feet at home. Heehee... why this mommy showing everyone Belle's backside. Lol!ReplyDelete
LOL! That will teach Belle not to show backside to mommy!Delete
I'm a bit confused here....isn't all meat that we eat refrigerated, chilled or frozen at one point (even your steaks come frozen, don't they?). Even the fresh meat we buy we would keep them frozen until we're ready to cook them. Unless you meant they used meat that has been frozen for a very long time. Your description scares me, I've not eaten chicken feet with an unpleasant smell, only not fall off the bone tender. Looks like this stall will soon be gone! >_<ReplyDelete
Oh, I agree with ewew here. That's why I am confused.Delete
I may not have described properly. Cooked meat that has been in the fridge or freezer for a while tend to dry out or get freezer burn. So even when reheated, there will be parts especially the edges that get dry and a little desiccated. That was what I meant by "hard" as in hard and dry. Hope that clarifies.Delete
(Oops, pasted my comment in the wrong place earlier)Delete
Oh, that clarifies it. I misread and was under the impression you meant frozen raw meat when you meant cooked meat frozen for too long. Keeping unsold cooked meat frozen to reheat and resell certainly doesn't bode well for them. It was either poor quality meat they started with or it was cooked meat kept too long. Sometimes my frozen raw meat is kept for months but it still taste good when cooked.
wonder what kind of beef noodles are served at the new Shen Niu Beef Noodles.ReplyDelete
I am wondering too and will check it out when they open.Delete