When my husband and I met, we attended different universities in different cities. For our first official date, he drove the hour and a half distance to my city for dinner. When we set the date, he told me to pick out a restaurant for dinner and that’s where we would go.So I did. I picked my favorite Chinese restaurant and was certain he would love it.
Yeah, about first dates… things you don’t know about each other…
We arrived, ordered and ate. When we finished eating, he told me he has never been a fan of Chinese food. Oh. Oops. Sorry. But he didn’t complain at all. In the time since that first date, Asian foods have become one of our favorite types of food so much so that each Christmas Eve, we have dinner at a Chinese restaurant.
A little while back, one of my public relations reps asked if I would be interested in trying out Kahiki Egg Rolls. Sure, why not? The worst that can happen is that I don’t like it and never purchase it. I agreed to try them out. Shortly thereafter, I received a dry-ice package in the mail with three frozen boxes of Kahiki Egg Rolls – Chicken, Vegetable and Pork/Shrimp.
The packages were labeled as “Easy Crisp” and “Ready in 2 1/2 minutes”. Microwavable egg rolls? I’m a skeptic but I said I would sample them. Even if it comes out mushy, it may still taste good.
DH opened the package one evening and proceeded to heat it up according to the directions. Each egg roll is individually wrapped in a microwave-safe foil wrapper that you trim the ends of before microwaving. I’m sure you’ve seen other frozen products that use a similar technique to create a crisp outside in the microwave.
When we removed the Kahiki Egg Roll from the wrapper, we were pleasantly surprised to see that it was actually browned and a little crispy. I honestly expected it to be browned but leaning toward crisp-ish, if you know what I mean.
The flavors of the egg rolls are very traditional and, yes, tasty. Although they aren’t as crispy as a deep-fried egg roll, they are not mushy and are still delicious. Kahiki microwavable egg rolls are perfect for a light lunch, a side dish or even a snack. Because they are so easy to make, they are perfect for taking to work. Since they aren’t actually deep-fried, I didn’t find them to be greasy either… another plus when calculating whether to pack them for work.
My husband and I thought these were great egg rolls and quickly clipped the coupon that was on the inside of the box. We’ve found them at WalMart and have noticed other Kahiki products that look delicious also. I’m certain we’ll be trying the General Tso’s Chicken one of these days, which, by the way, has become one of DH’s favorite foods. (Funny how our taste buds change, huh?)