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.
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.
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
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.
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!) 😛