dannisree
Dennis Lee
dannisree
Staff writer at The Takeout. Also: Saveur Humor Blog Award Winner, professional pizza maker, and insufferable troublemaker.
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I can’t miss an opportunity to tell this cookie/hot beverage story. My grandpa came over from Italy. He was, and I really don’t use this term lightly, a genius. For example, he could just see someone playing a musical instrument, like a guitar or a mandolin, then go and build one and teach himself how to play it. And Read more

4h
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While I don’t know the answer to this question (look kinda like different types of products), I do remember being introduced to the the joy of the Tim Tam on an extended work trip to Australia some years back. The day before I left, I stopped by the local Woolworth’s and picked up several packs to take home with me. I Read more

Jan 20
14

I was totally expecting to open this article to see one sentence. “Because chicken nuggies are good!”

Jan 20
1

Honestly Dennis, I only came to this discussion section to tell you EXACTLY what AgeofRage said. The original army base strew was sold in the streets using leftover food FROM the TRASH of American Bases. My father was lucky enough to eat a bowl of this as a child and distinctly remembers picking out cigarette butts Read more

Jan 19
1

For us lazy folks, Nong Shim makes a “K-Army Stew” or noodle or something for an instant ramen version (green camo packaging and everything). Slap on a Kraft single and you’re 60% of the way there. Not as good as what you get from a cafe, but the flavor is definitely budae jigae. Korean markets often also sell kits.
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Jan 19
2

I make a whole pot (12-’cup’) drink what I can before work and put the rest in my Stanley thermos to take with me and finish throughout the day. I’m the only one who drinks coffee in the house, and I usually always finish the pot daily. Read more

Jan 19
2

This raises so many questions for me. What is “400 mg of coffee”? Did they mean ml? And even so, American coffee is pretty much water compared to it in many other countries. I think the concentration of caffeine would be extremely different.

Jan 18
1

The resemblance between Matt Foley and former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is uncanny.

Jan 18
1

I make a thermos-full in the morning and consume it intermittently all day.

Jan 18
1

Man this reminds me of the Vegetable soup i would have growing up poor in the south. It was not a delicacy and to this day I hate just about every ingredient that goes into from tomatoes to Okra.

Jan 16
1

I had an unfortunate co-worker order “military stew” at a Korean restaurant thinking it sounded interesting. While all of us were eating delicious Bibimbap out of stone bowls and the like she was sitting there going wait what the menu called “sausages” are just hot dogs? She was not very impressed and I was too new to Read more

Jan 16
1

Start with an instant ramen base, and then you can add any combination of the following, and I swear I’m not making this up: American cheese, mozzarella, kimchi, ham, Spam, hot dog slices, baked beans, mushrooms, green onions, onions, garlic, bacon, tofu, sliced peppers, rice cakes, macaroni noodles, eggs, cabbage, Read more

Jan 15
1

As long as the salad isn’t made by Dunkin’, then I’ll consider eating it. I was absolutely SHOCKED at how poor the quality of their non-doughnut food was when I moved to Boston from Winnipeg back in 2011. The food at Tim Horton’s is... adequate, while the sandwich I got from a Dunkin’ was best described as sadness in Read more

Jan 15
3

“I am what you may call a certified genius in that I have an English degree because I failed out of physics on my way to engineering school.” Read more

Jan 15
8

Some people enjoy eating delicious things, some people enjoy ingesting regurgitated carrion like a baby bird. To each their own.

Jan 15
1

Dunkin’s food offerings isn’t that great to begin with. It’s great they’re branching out, but unless it’s their truck-delivered donuts, I’m not buying.