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James Snacks- Who Here Likes Ostrich Meat?

Ever since I heard about the “Clay pot Ostrich Rice” at James
Snacks from Chowtimes (their post here), I’ve
always wanted to try it out. You may think that’s disgusting, but I love to try weird and unusual food so this is right up my alley! Since James Snacks is located in such an unappealing food court in Empire Center, Richmond, I
found myself never thinking about this place whenever I am deciding where to
eat. Thus, this slipped under my radar for a while until Kirma brought this
home one day as take out.


It’s called Ostrich
with BBQ Sauce ($10.50)
and it came with a clay pot that you need to pay $3
extra for (but refundable if you return it to them). I noticed that it used to
be $9.00, so they raised the price. Boo.

The ostrich meat looked like beef, and actually kind of
tasted like beef too. For some reason, I imagined ostrich to have a much peculiar taste
that I could instantly detect to be different from our usual meats, but…I
couldn’t. If it tasted like beef, I might as well get beef since it’s
cheaper. LOL



One thing I really do like about the clay pot rice is the
crunchy layer of rice sticking to the bottom of the pot. You can only achieve
this when you cook rice straight from the clay pot, not scooping cooked rice
into the pot.


All in all, it was pretty good but because the ostrich meat
didn’t stand out to me, I think I will stick to the usual Spare Rib with Black Bean Sauce ($6.75) because it’s much cheaper and frankly tastes just as good
(or better!) 😛 

Service Rating: N/A
Food Rating: 3.5/5
Price: $

Overall Rating: 3.5/5

Happy Eating!

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3 thoughts on “James Snacks- Who Here Likes Ostrich Meat?

  • October 16, 2011 at 2:23 am
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    I have had curry before in form of a curry. Don't remember exactly where it was, though. Nothing outstanding. The best way to describe ostrich for me would be the "shape" of turkey dark meat but with taste of lean beef. If that was the case, I would rather go for actual beef, if not being more "Chinese" and go for ribs or pork.

    Sidenote, always trush your insticts, specially in regards to what you like.

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