Who doesn’t love eating fair foods? Well, whoever you are, you are missing out some of the good stuff and maybe you’re healthier than us who love fair foods. Just maybe… Two of MUST have fair food for me are the great smoked Turkey Legs and the old-timer corn dogs. It’s not easy to find great turkey legs and one day, I will start making them. I know couple places that have a no kidding GREAT turkey legs: The Big Bib (San Antonio, TX) and BBQ Heaven (Austin, TX). I also know a place that has a DISGUSTING turkey legs and sadly it’s here where I live: Hull’s Concessions on Brazos Night Fourth of July Celebration. What I think of a good turkey legs is when they’re ABSOLUTELY smell heavenly, moist, season well from skin to the bone and yep! The Big Bib and BBQ Heaven ace them! On the other hand, Hull’s Concessions fail in every angle. Bad/stale oil smell and taste, greasy, and dry. I barely ate this defective leg and had to throw it away. Okie dokie… Nuff said about turkey legs, how about them corndogs? I know you can’t go wrong with Fletcher’s but honestly, I have not found any bad corndogs in fairs. I also found that I can make a badass ones (Hehe…) Thanks to Ree Drummond (Pioneer Woman) with her delicious and easy to follow recipe!
Some of you are probably wondering why on earth I want to go through the pain while I can just buy a good crispy roast pork belly at any Chinese Barbeque places. Well folks, here where I live, there is absolutely ZERO Chinese Barbeque place. In fact, only ONE great Asian restaurant. Sadly true. Besides that, fresh roast pork belly out of the oven is hard to beat. The taste and feeling of having a first bite of this crispy baby is fantabulous!
Anyway, I was in Dallas/Fort Worth area for few days and landed to this great Korean grocery, Super H-Mart. As I was browsing around the meat section, I fell in love with these gorgeous pork bellies that has been cleaned and packed. Two stripes per pack. $12.47 + lots of love = outstanding crispy roast pork belly. Before I started the cooking process, I did my research here and there. I normally combine few recipes with lil’ of my twist added but not this time. Thanks to Wiffy from Noobcook.com for this great and easy to follow recipe. Please be sure to follow all the instructions, extra work will follow with scrumptious result 🙂
Sauce on side – soy sauce (lite preferably), water, pork fat dripping, grated garlic, grated ginger, sugar, dash of sesame oil, and lime juice. Microwave for 30 seconds to dissolve the sugar.
Since I landed my eyes on a picture of Honey Butter Bread (HBB) I fell in love and really wanted to try it. I finally had my chance…. My dream comes true, well one of my dreams. I have a list of food I want to try, hey this is actually a good topic to be blog 🙂 Anyway, let’s go back to the goodness of Honey Butter Bread at Caffe Bene. At Caffe Bene, there’s four kinds of HBB: Caramel & Cinnamon (on picture), Cheese & Strawberry, Banana & Walnut, and Garlic & Cheese. All of these are sounded so good but you know which one is my dream dessert. $7.95 + tax and 8 minutes later… My buzzer was buzzing while I was busy taking pictures with my sister and my best friend. As I picked up the order, I was so excited, my heart raced so ready to taste it. But of course, we took a few minutes to take pictures of this beauty. Be prepare to use fork and knife since the bread is at least 2 inches thick. Mmmm… Slightly crispy on the edge, soft pillowy and warm inside with perfect whipped cream and drizzled caramel. I wish they have a decaffeinated hot green tea. Caffeine and I are not best friend after 6 P.M.