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post #1 of 29
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Well haven't ordered from them for years but did 2 weeks ago twice. One pack came with steaks, chicken cutlets, burgers, franks and cheese bake potatoes and I added 14 more burgers and 1 lasagna. Following week ordred sausage varity pack, 2 beef lasagnas and 14 more steak burgers. Yes it was $$ but I have been stck in bed with a leg injury since Oct. so figured what the hell. I read a lot of reviews which are good to bad but I must say I grew up on grocery store beef and couldn't tell the difference between grain or crap feed just rotten or not rotten meat. I think texture plays a big part in taste, grocery store beef is chewy and pack hard texture while Omaha Steak burgers have a aire texture like when I add gelton to ground beef it gives it that aire texture. I don't worry about frozen since I buy steaks from the grocery store and vacuum seal them and leave in the freezer for months to cold age, it changes the texture and flavor of the meat. So as you see I'm not hard to please, my favorite food is a Whopper and have turned to reheating in the microwave mostly. We live in a great time when there is so many prepaired frozen microwave foods that can be thrown together in minutes along with can and boxed would anyone really know fancy steaks from regular. What do you think of Omaha steaks?
post #2 of 29

I've had them once and they're perfectly good, but I don't like frozen meat. As you said, I find it changes the texture and taste, so I prefer to buy fresh. Then again I don't have a leg injury and I'm not stuck in bed - otherwise I may well be ordering from Omaha Steaks. ;)

post #3 of 29

Here in the Salt Lake area we have a chain of stores, Harmon's, that dry ages beef in house.  I rarely eat it, we don't do steaks that often, but with such available locally, I never consider mail order beef.  Harmon's is just fine for me.

 

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post #4 of 29

I too can't stomach frozen meat, I have a butcher a couple of blocks away from me for most things.  But in NYC I have access to some really nice meat markets in the city when I'm looking for grass fed or specialty cuts.  Been meaning to get some pork belly lately, I better get me into the city quick.

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post #5 of 29
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I too can't stomach frozen meat, I have a butcher a couple of blocks away from me for most things.  But in NYC I have access to some really nice meat markets in the city when I'm looking for grass fed or specialty cuts.  Been meaning to get some pork belly lately, I better get me into the city quick.

I got a butcher that dry ages himself, too, so if I eat steak, I definitely get it fresh. I do freeze other meat, though, can't really avoid it. At times neither me nor my girlfriend will make it to the butcher for the whole week, due to work, so some frozen supplies are just necessary. Also, when one of my sources drops 10 doves or 2 wild ducks or a couple of rabbits on me, I gotta freeze it.

post #6 of 29
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The internet is wonderfull, ordered 5 bags of Fritos Scoops! Corn Chips, 19 oz from Walmart.com. last month ordered all the fixing for kung poa chicken except the celery and chicken from Walmart. Really like kung poa chicken so didn't matter it was case of each, I'll use it all. Ordered from Amazon things like Carnation instant breakfest, case of honey corn muffin mix to varietys of salts and get my spices from Spice Barn. Two stores have home delivery on long island and now Stop & Shop has send in your order and drive to the store and they will have it all ready to load in your car. What will you do with all the free time, oh yeah and now I have a Roomba doing all the vacuuming. Wish they would make something to load/unload the dishwasher, now that would be sweet!
post #7 of 29
I'm torn between thinking this post is spam or that the OP has a serious aversion to fresh food. I mean really, who comes on to a cooking forum and talks about Walmart, fritos and processed food hype? OP, are you Sandra Lee lol?

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post #8 of 29
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 OP, are you Sandra Lee lol?

 

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quote name="Koukouvagia" url="/t/79528/omaha-steaks#post_458459"]I'm torn between thinking this post is spam or that the OP has a serious aversion to food. I mean really, who comes on to a cookinervesm and talks about Walmart, fritos and processed food hype? OP, are you Sandra Lee lol?[/quote]


Don't you find it amazing all this stuff and more can be ordered from home, I do and like i said only left the house twice both to the ER in pain. Screw up your leg muscle that the nerves scream of pain and you will be very happy for Walmart and Amazon. Why make something when you can't do it better than what is already sold commercially like stewed tomatoes, pumpkin pure and such. Can't make corn muffins better than the Krusteaz natural honey so why try. A baker and chef said that at a cooking show and they would know, they use commercial prepaird food in their dishes doesn't mattet where you buy it from. I like corn chips and I would guess no one here makes them from scrach. tongue.gif
post #10 of 29
I do find it amazing but not for the same reasons you do. Part of my daily exercise regimen requires me to walk to my grocer very day and buy fresh food. I don't consider myself a snob or anything but I certainly don't shop at Walmart for many reasons and corn chips are not appealing to me. Occasionally I do like potato chips and they are a treat for me me I go for Utz but I'm not exactly proud of it. I can make great food and don't bother with boxed and frozen foods much because they have a distinct chemical taste that I don't enjoy.

No disrespect to you and I'm sorry that you are having some troubles with your health. But I choose to eat fresh food not only because of how delicious it is but also so that I can maintain my nutrition, health and longevity.

I grew up on a farm and if you have never experienced a beautifully grown ripe tomato at peak season, and then roasted it slowly to make tomato sauce then you have truly missed out my friend.

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post #11 of 29
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"Part of my daily exercise regimen requires me to walk to my grocer very day and buy fresh food"

question is by the time it takes food to reach the grocery store
shelf can it still be called fresh? I have a small garden, 6 earth boxes of vegatbles so I do know real picked fresh taste and it's getting harder to tell the difference between fresh picket and bj's frozen vegatable mix which are frozen right after picked. One thing I don't buy canned vegtables anymore just creamed corn. Can't make my own water chestnuts, bambo shoots, baby corn or cocktail peanuts for kung pao chicken. I made my own spaghetti sauce using Hunts tomato sauce as the base, saved time and just as good. You can make pumpkin pure better than Libbys, don't think so. Of course not all canned tomatoes are good but there are brands that take the time to get it right like lined cans. Your from the old school thinking which is fine but not everyone can make butter, bread or slater their own chicken.
post #12 of 29
I use convenience foods all the time including canned tomatoes! But when I say fresh food I mean fresh lettuce, carrots and all kinds of cheese and produce and meat. Opening 7 cans of food to make one dish is possible but I'd rather eat some real Chinese food than American versions of Chinese fast food so you're right I leave out all baby corn, chestnuts bamboo etc. I don't know what cocktail peanuts are sorry.

I suppose I'm quite lucky that my local grocers carry fresh food and have access to tr farmers market. I'm not old school but well have to agree to disagree about what out definition of delicious is. Personally I haw tasted better pumpkin than Libby's so it's a matter of preference.

And I'm not old school. I buy fresh bread if necessary from my local baker who I know personally. I don't make butter but I suppose I could, and I don't butcher my chickens but grew up with fresh slaughtered chickens from out farm and can easily get one freshly slaughtered right in my own neighborhood right here in NYC.

An I a snob? To someone who loves processed food yes probably. But again this is a cooking forum, not a processed food forum.

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post #13 of 29
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this is a cooking forum, not a processed food forum.

LOL good one Kouk'. :lol:

post #14 of 29
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I use convenience foods all the time including canned tomatoes! But when I say fresh food I mean fresh lettuce, carrots and all kinds of cheese and produce and meat. Opening 7 cans of food to make one dish is possible but I'd rather eat some real Chinese food than American versions of Chinese fast food so you're right I leave out all baby corn, chestnuts bamboo etc. I don't know what cocktail peanuts are sorry.
 

 Having just made Kung Pao chicken myself, just an hour ago - indeed! Since when is there anything in it except chicken, scallions, peanuts, garlic and ginger? You can serve some stir-fried vegetables on the side, but that is a separate dish in a separate bowl.

post #15 of 29
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using convenience foods as a addative to make a dish is cooking. Kung pao chicken uses these ingredients the recipe calls for and it was conceved in China. The recipe might have changed but most do to the taste of the location. Even American Test Kitchen said frozen vegtables better than a lot of grocery store produce since travel time, storage and sitting in bins time is longer than frozen vegtables that are picked, cut and frozen right away keeping flavor. With all the problems with food contamination these days I'm little concerned with farmer markets foods, no one is checking on them. You had a problem with Walmart, they sell same brands as your grocery store and much lower price. My guess your argument is same as lot of others mostly politics so were not going there. Frozen meat is fresh, it's the freezing that keeps it fresh, that is why we have refrigerators and freezers. I live in NY state also but on Long Island and shop Walmart, Path Mark, Costco, BJ's and Best Yet. As long the finished product is good, that is what counts.

we have a friend who came from Taiwan and she took us to a asian restaurant who had 2 menu's, asian/american version. I would not eat from their menue, i prefer the American versions more to my liking. Just like they have their own versions served at KFC and other fast food chain restaurants in asia and around the world.

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Edited by Dagger - 2/16/14 at 11:29am
post #16 of 29

Kung pao chicken as conveived in china does most certainly not call for water chestnuts, baby corn or bamboo. Reference: Fuchsia Dunlop, Land of Plenty - a very good source on Szechuanese cooking. Most Chinese recipes are way more minimalistic than what gets served in the amercanized or europeanized chinese restaurants.

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Kung pao chicken as conveived in china does most certainly not call for water chestnuts, baby corn or bamboo. Reference: Fuchsia Dunlop, Land of Plenty - a very good source on Szechuanese cooking. Most Chinese recipes are way more minimalistic than what gets served in the amercanized or europeanized chinese restaurants.


we like it that way just like they change ours to there taste. I like the crunch of my version which is sold in the asian restaurant around me. Its the chicken, peanuts and sauce that makes it Kung Pao what everelse you add is personal taste
post #18 of 29

By all means, cook what you like to eat! I prefer the original versions, since they are more focussed and present the ingredients better, in my opinion.

post #19 of 29
I don't want to talk about Walmart because I avoid it for political and ethical reasons and very likely for the same reason I don't buy a lot of brands that may or may not be sold there and in my local market.

Some frozen vegetables are indeed wonderful my freezer is chalk full of frozen peas!!! I just love those little green orbs and will find any excuse to throw them in any dish haha. Frozen berries are great too for cooking with or throwing into pancakes, oatmeal or muffins. I keep frozen spinach and throw handfuls of it in my omelets or sautéed veggies. I love frozen veggies... But you can't eat a frozen salad haha there are plenty good produce around if you're willing to spend your penny.

By saying you avoid "their" menu is a little derogatory and I don't understand the correlation between authentic Chinese cuisine and Kentucky fried crud. I take no ownership of American fast food and other counties can do what they please with it. If that means making a bad product worse then go for it.

Anyway please have a look around the forum there are some stellar dishes shared from all around the globe here by people who love cooking and eating. I'm afraid you may not find too much company when it comes to processed food though.

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post #20 of 29

You missed a wonderful opportunity to try some amazing dishes by sticking to the Americanized menu.  Over a decade ago we used to have a Chinese restaurant with a separate Taiwanese menu in my neighborhood and I still dream about the aroma and flavor of one long bean dish I've never been able to replicate. I'm not a huge fan of tofu but they also had a tofu and mushroom appetizer that was amazing. So were their soft shell crabs.

post #21 of 29
We're doing take out tonight chicagoterry and I'm jonesing for some ma po tofu! But I'm no saint I love the general tso chicken too hehe and I might indulge in the fried sweetness, why not lol.

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post #22 of 29

I buy a quarter of beef at a time so frozen is what I get.  But it is grass fed, aged 2 weeks then cut wrapped and delivered for $3 a pound. I have had Omaha Steaks and wasn't impressed plus they use a lot pf paparin(sp?) to tenderize them and to much of that makes me ill.

 

 

I can make my own canned pumpkin that blows away the grocery store stuff. Much fresher taste and an heirloom pumpkin variety so more nutrients. Garden produce gets canned or frozen depending on what it is, some is dried like some shell beans and peas. Only thing I buy in winter is fresh salad stuff, and that I pick up at the little market in town.

post #23 of 29
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 they use a lot pf paparin(sp?) to tenderize them and to much of that makes me ill.

Wow - I had no idea. How do you know that? I certainly won't purchase from them ever again. 

post #24 of 29
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Well haven't ordered from them for years but did 2 weeks ago twice. One pack came with steaks, chicken cutlets, burgers, franks and cheese bake potatoes and I added 14 more burgers and 1 lasagna. Following week ordred sausage varity pack, 2 beef lasagnas and 14 more steak burgers. Yes it was $$ but I have been stck in bed with a leg injury since Oct. so figured what the hell. I read a lot of reviews which are good to bad but I must say I grew up on grocery store beef and couldn't tell the difference between grain or crap feed just rotten or not rotten meat. I think texture plays a big part in taste, grocery store beef is chewy and pack hard texture while Omaha Steak burgers have a aire texture like when I add gelton to ground beef it gives it that aire texture. I don't worry about frozen since I buy steaks from the grocery store and vacuum seal them and leave in the freezer for months to cold age, it changes the texture and flavor of the meat. So as you see I'm not hard to please, my favorite food is a Whopper and have turned to reheating in the microwave mostly. We live in a great time when there is so many prepaired frozen microwave foods that can be thrown together in minutes along with can and boxed would anyone really know fancy steaks from regular. What do you think of Omaha steaks?


Hi, Dagger.  Sorry to hear of your injury. Hope you make a full & speedy recovery.  I had surgery on my toe a few years ago.  Hopping around  w/ a bandaged foot, & cooking was a challenge.  Can't vouch for Omaha, but I tried Kansas City offerings, years ago.  It was pricey, and I found the beef to be too lean.  I like lean, but would have preferred a little fat. The meat just wasn't juicy, and bland.  I felt that I was paying for all the unnecessary packaging - tons of ice and everything individually boxed.  I didn't need the "free" Styrofoam cooler. I am curious about their Wagyu Kobe, as I can't find it readily here in the supermarket.

 

http://www.kansascitysteaks.com/Wagyu-Kobe-Beef.2.htm

 

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post #25 of 29
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What is Kobe beef? First time I ever heard of it was on the King of Queens. I read some reviews compairing Ohama Steaks to Kansas City Steak Company, high prices much higher than Omaha. I was looking at their steakburger trio, 24 burgers for $49. Of course these are fancy steakburgers 8 each of classic, vidalia onion and cheddar bacon but got so much Omaha burgers now figured I'll wait for coupon. They do have lower shipping cost than Omaha for sure, flat $6.95
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What is Kobe beef? 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kobe_beef

 

...not to be confused with...

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wagyu_beef

post #27 of 29

Was on the label when I had them back in the 90's. Listed as an ingredient. Just looked on the web site and no mention of it but they do have an allergy list saying soybeans and wheat for a lot of the steaks so what is up with that?

post #28 of 29
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Kansas City Steak Company steakburgers trio 24 burgers 4oz. Each, $49. That is $8.11 lbs. What meat is worth that price
post #29 of 29
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they do have an allergy list saying soybeans and wheat for a lot of the steaks so what is up with that?

You're right, that's dubious at best. I like my steaks to be 100% beef. 

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