Chinese takeout is better bet for egg rolls

Rush-Hour Remedies

January 07, 1998|By Maria Hiaasen

Item: Chung's Egg Rolls

Servings per package: 4

Cost: $3.29

Preparation time: 10 minutes in conventional oven, 1 minute in microwave oven, or 3 minutes in deep fryer.

Review: Is it possible to find a crispy, lightly seasoned egg roll brimming with crunchy vegetables at the supermarket? Maybe, but this refrigerated version doesn't qualify. There's way too much garlic and onion here; I was overpowered the instant I opened a package. Even worse, I couldn't taste a difference in the vegetable- or shrimp-flavored varieties. Cabbage dominated each filling, and both egg rolls were soggy and overspiced. I'll stick with takeout from my local Chinese restaurant.

Pub Date: 1/07/98

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