17 (Fri) August 2012
Chicken Pot Pie
Being the first chicken pot pie that I've had in my life, this could be regarded simultaneously both as the best and the worst one ever. However, it was so awful that "best" just doesn't make any sense. Granted, I don't know the first thing about the dish, but Costco's offering couldn't possibly be right. The crust was brittle (not enough butter). The (weirdly grey-colored) broth/sauce was watery. The chicken (from a can) was crumbly. All of it was cold and flavorless. By the time I was done shopping near closing time, chicken pot pie was the only item available in the food court. In fact, I got the second-to-last one, which made me feel lucky. Until I took a bite. And at 5,000 won per pie, it was ridiculously overpriced, most other ready-to-go foods at Costco being equally bad but relatively cheap.
In a prior post that attempted to explain why I continue to eat the crappy food at Costco (see 3.151 Variety Sushi Roll B), I predicted that it wouldn't be the last time. Neither will this.