Trader Joe's: A grocery store. A culture. A DESTINATION. I don't work for TJ's, I am simply a customer who loves the store, the products, & the experience.
This blog was a year-long project. In 2015 I reviewed 1 TJ's product EVERY SINGLE DAY. I visited lots of TJ's stores around the country, and when the year ended I couldn't stop. I still post often (though not daily) & I welcome your comments on the products & reviews.
Monday, April 13, 2015
Day 103 - Chicken Shu Mai
This was our first time getting these at Trader Joe’s and we
were happy with the purchase. They are
little frozen chicken and veggie dumplings that you heat and eat. I cooked them using the “steam” method listed
on the box, though you can also just bung them in the microwave.
They come with a very nice sauce – mostly soy but a bit of
rice vinegar taste to it, too. It’s a
wee bit tricky if you do not eat them all in one sitting, because the sauce all
comes in one packet. There are 18 pieces
per box I think, so for two people that was a bit too many for one meal. When we cooked the rest of them another day
David had to whip up a bit of sauce (not to worry, he enjoys making
Find this box in the frozen food section
They remind me of going out on a Sunday for dim sum – tasty
little morsels. Only, they are much more
reasonably priced than any dim sum restaurant you could ever go to.
Seriously good price
Note: I have not
mentioned this in previous reviews, but Trader Joe’s does a fun little thing
with naming products – this one is made by “Trader Ming’s”. Often “Joe” will be replaced by a name that
matches the culture the food comes from.
Keep your eye open for that if you haven’t noticed it before – some of
them are quite sweet.