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Fast Food

An Intimate Look At Starbucks’ New Sous Vide Egg Bites

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Last week, Starbucks announced the addition of these new Sous Vide Egg Bites. The breakfast is made using the sous vide method where foods are vacuum-sealed and immersed into tempered water for premium cooking results.

Today, Starbucks officially released the new item nationwide. I happened to pass the spot next to the office walking in and decided to pop in to see if there were any left. Patrons can order between two different flavored egg bites: Bacon & Gruyere or Egg White with Roasted Red Pepper.

A serving of two goes for $4.45 where you can double up on flavors or mix and match.

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Grabbing one of each, I headed back to the office to eagerly try the new eggy menu items. Not gonna lie, I definitely had some trouble containing my egg-citement.

I told myself to be cautious, however. Starbucks’ Chorizo Breakfast Sandwich left Latin Lothario and fellow Foodbeast writer Isai Rocha pretty disappointed. Still, boasting perfectly cooked eggs definitely caught my attention.

Visually, the bites looked stunning and they smelled heavenly. It all came down to the taste test.

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I think they nailed it. The texture was exactly like they boasted, a velvety egg that packs in flavor with every bite. Both egg bites were definitely worth a second try.

Not a bad way to start off the new year, Starbucks. Hopefully your next few breakfast items will be just as egg-celent as this one.

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Cravings

If A Monte Cristo Sandwich Had Sex With A Cinnamon Roll, This Is Their Baby

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Last week, members of the FOODBEAST Family took part in a Monte Cristo challenge in honor of National Monte Cristo Day.

Typically, a Monte Cristo is a croque-monsieur made of a lean meat (ham, turkey), Gruyere cheese, jam and powdered sugar. Deep fried.

Knowing I was competing with the likes of DudeFoods, The Vulgar Chef, PeepMySneaks and Tym Bussanich was a daunting task. I needed to step things up

Thus was born:

The Monte Cristo Cinnamon Rolls

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I took Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls and flattened them out with a layer of Black Pepper Bacon Jam. On top of the jam, I added thin pieces of pancetta and shredded Gruyere. I rolled them up and sliced them.

The rolls were baked for about 20 minutes at 400 degrees. I took them out of the oven and placed them in the freezer for 20 minutes to cool down. I then threw some egg wash on the rolls and coated them with crushed Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Did a quick flash fry for 20 seconds and topped them with powdered sugar.

Tasted surprisingly bomb.

Check out this quick video showcasing all the steps it took to make my Monte Cristo Cinnamon Roll.

A video posted by foodbeast (@foodbeast) on

 

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Fast Food

Wendy’s Japan Has a Burger Layered with Three Fancy Cheeses, No Ketchup

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Wendy’s Japan is really taking the burger game seriously. The fast food chain has recently launched their line of better-than-average burgers, dubbed Japan Premium, in their Japan-based locations. One burger from the menu includes three slices of pretty fancy cheeses, the likes of which are rarely seen in the fast food world, much less together in one sandwich.

The Mille-Feuille Cheeseburger is layered with Gruyere, Emmental and Camembert. The furthest the US got cheese-wise was Muenster, wethinks. The cheeseburger also comes with two patties of beef and lettuce on a brioche bun. Guessing all those lavish cheeses shouldn’t be encumbered by additional condiments.

The namesake of this new Japanese cheeseburger is the French mille-feuille, aka Napoleon, a three-layered puff pastry filled with pastry cream and topped with sugar and cocoa. That’s kind of close to a cheeseburger, right?

Patrons of Wendy’s Japan can purchase the Mille-Feuille Cheeseburger for 920 yen ($8.59 US).

The Japan Premium line also boasts the Iberico Bacon Mushroom Melt Burger (slices of Spanish Iberico bacon) and the Snow Crab Salad Burger (red snow crab in a paprika tartar sauce). They are available for 780 yen ($7.29 US) and 820 yen ($7.66 US), respectively.

H/T Brand Eating

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Food Trucks

NYC Food Truck Launches a ‘Douche Burger’ That Costs $666

Sensationalism aside, there really is a food truck based out of NYC that is selling a ‘Douche Burger’ that will cost you $666.

The burger, a product of NYC food truck 666 Burger, contains all the proper pretentious food delicacies needed when claiming you were eating “the best” of something. Each Douche Burger is foie-stuffed, gold-leaf-wrapped Kobe patty, topped with caviar, lobster, truffles, Gruyere melted with Champagne steam, and BBQ sauce made using a luxury Kopi Kuwak coffee.

According to 666 Burger, in true douche fashion, “[The Douche Burger] may not taste good, but will make you feel rich as f–k.”

Also remember that the Kobe beef being using is almost without-a-doubt not the real deal Japanese Kobe Beef, according to our report earlier this year.

We’ve seen more expensive burgers at restaurants, but paying $666 for a meal out of a food truck window is pretty boss. Or utterly ridiculous, we’ll let your wallet be the decision maker. Chase the truck down by following them on Facebook — or not.

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Cravings

Craving: Three Little Pigs Sandwich

Anthony Bourdain is crazy! He proves that just because you’re not on The Food Network, doesn’t mean your show can’t have amazing food! What we’re looking at here is a smoked ham sandwich filled with a breaded pork cutlet, two strips of bacon, two fried eggs and coated with gruyere between a sliced brioche bun. (PicThx eatmedaily/TIWYF)

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Cravings

Craving: Asparagus Mushroom Tart

An airy puff pastry coated with a mixture of spring vegetables, crème fraîche, and gruyere, and mushrooms. Looks great, I’m in! (Thx SeriousEats)