Wednesday, August 11, 2010


One of my favourite snacks has to be toasted corn. It's so crispy, crunchy and addictive - way better than popcorn! I nipped into the Asian Market on Drury Street the other day to pick up a packet. They only cost €1.10 for quite a large bag, and the kernels are huge compared to any toasted corn pieces I've seen in health food shops! I scanned the shelves quickly and also saw some other flavours (such as chicken and curry) in a different section.  There were these cute little strawberries there too for a euro and I couldn't resist picking one up. It folds out into a handy orange little bag with "Asia Market" written on the front :)

Another snack I tried recently was the rice ball from Blazing Salads. It's like a big onigiri with mashed beans and vegetables inside, which has then been lightly fried on the outside. At €2.90 I was expecting something a little more exciting, but whereas the texture of the outer part of the rice was lovely, the centre was quite bland and disappointing. It came with a ginger shoyu dip and without it would definitely have been quite tasteless. I only just noticed that day that Blazing Salads have loyalty cards. You can get one for savories and another for the salad bar. I only have the savory card at the moment but plan to get my mitts on one for the salad bar next time I buy one. I'm not sure what the deal is with the salad card, but with the savory loyalty you get every 11th savory free. I would like to go back soon because I have my eye set on the arame & carrot strudel!


  1. I love Corn Nuts! That's the main brand that makes toasted corn over here. So, so good.

  2. Blazing Salads sounds great. Will have to check it out next time I'm in Dublin.

  3. Hooray for Corn Nuts! :D The boyfriend doesn't like them though which is odd as he loves sweetcorn, corn on the cob and popcorn... I guess I shouldn't complain though - all the more for me :D

    Jimi, Blazing Salads is lovely. If I was still working in town I'd go there almost every day for lunch! Fortunately, for my wallet, I am located a little too far out of the centre at the moment... ;)