Friday, August 26, 2016

Marakkesh -171

MARAKKESH: IN SUNFLOWER OIL



 APPEARANCE:



NUTRITION:
N/A


PRODUCT OF:
Morocco

INGREDIENTS:
N/A

PRICE: 


OVER ALL:
Three fish to the tin, a faint oil aroma upon opening. A meaty fish. A nice balance of flavors; salt is noticeable, does not overpower the fish. No oil or fishy aftertaste. They do posses a skinless & boneless dryness to the the fish. would eat again. 5 sardines











MARAKKESH: IN SUNFLOWER OIL


APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
N/A


PRODUCT OF:
Morocco

INGREDIENTS:
N/A

PRICE: 


OVER ALL:
Three large, scaled fish to the tin, subtle oil aroma upon opening. A meaty fish, scales not too noticeable. No strong fish taste. Oil pairs well with the fish. A medium textured fish, does not hold it's shape well when removing from tin. A bland tin of fish. 3 sardines.











MARAKKESH: IN SUNFLOWER OIL



APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
N/A


PRODUCT OF:
Morocco

INGREDIENTS:
N/A

PRICE:


OVER ALL:
Three plump fish to the tin. Faint oil aroma upon opening. A meaty fish, dry. On first bite there is a peculiar flavor that hits you ( not a good one) followed by a weak heat, that attempts to make itself known; yet fails. Fish crumbles while removing from tin. No strong after taste. 2 1/2 sardines.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Venus- 170

VENUS: SPICED IN VEGETABLE OIL


APPEARANCE:



NUTRITION:
serv. 1
Calories- 224.3
Fat Caories- 133
Total Fat- 14.7g
Sat. Fat- 4.4g
Cholest. 80mg
Sodium- 270mg
Protein- 23g


PRODUCT OF:
China

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Soy Bean Oil, Spices, Salt

PRICE: 1.19


OVER ALL:
An attractive tin of fish. Two large, plump fish to the tin, bay leaf and pepper present ( not listed in ingredients, I guess they fall under Spices?) A meaty fish, heat hits you on first bite, A nice even heat. A roe filled fish, roe  not noticeable, no strong fish taste or after; A lingering heat; I love the heat to this tin. Not a spiny fish, tin leaves you wanting more. 5 Sardines











VENUS: IN OIL

 APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
serv. 1
Calories-
Fat Caories- 160
Total Fat- 14.7g
Sat. Fat- 4.4g
Cholest. 80mg
Sodium- 270mg
Protein- 23g


PRODUCT OF:
China

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Soy Bean Oil, Salt

PRICE: 1.19


OVER ALL:
Three fish to the tin, the oil flavor hits you on first bite. A mild tasting fish, fish falls apart while removing from tin. No strong taste or after. Roe is not noticeable, not a spiny fish. 4 Sardines

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Omelia- 169


OMELIA: IN SPICEY OIL


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NUTRITION:
serv. 1
Calories- 260
Fat Caories- 160
Total Fat- 18g
Sat. Fat- 2.5g
Cholest. 135mg
Sodium- 480mg
Protein- 23g


PRODUCT OF:
Morocco

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Soya Oil, Spices

PRICE: 1.89


OVER ALL:
A strong fish aroma upon opening. Two plump, scaled fish to the tin. A soft textured fish, fish possess a nice heat; one chili pod present. No strong fish flavor or after, a faint bitter after taste. A roe filled fish, not spiny, scales not noticeable. Fish falls apart while removing from tin. 2 Sardines





OMELIA: IN SOYA OIL



APPEARANCE:





NUTRITION:
serv. 1
Calories- 260
Fat Caories- 160
Total Fat- 18g
Sat. Fat- 2.5g
Cholest. 135mg
Sodium- 480mg
Protein- 23g


PRODUCT OF:
Morocco

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Soya Oil,Salt

PRICE: 1.89


OVER ALL:
No aroma upon opening. Four plump, scaled fish to the tin. A soft textured fish; falls apart while removing from tin. A mild tasting fish, almost bland. No strong flavors or after taste. Not a spiny fish. 3 Sardines.








Monday, July 25, 2016

Kroger- 168

KROGER: SKINLESS & BONELESS IN SOYBEAN OIL




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NUTRITION:
serv. 2
Calories- 120
Fat Caories- 60
Total Fat- 7g
Sat. Fat- 1.5g
Cholest. 20mg
Sodium- 350mg
Protein- 13g


PRODUCT OF:
Morocco

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Soybean Oil, Salt

PRICE:


OVER ALL:
Three plump fish to the tin. No aroma upon opening. Oil flavor hits you on first bite, a slightly dry fish. No strong flavors or after taste. A meaty fish, a tuna consistency to it for you Sardine Eater curious. Woud eat again. 3 1/2 Sardines.

Anny- 167

ANNY: IN VEGETABLE OIL




APPEARANCE:



NUTRITION:
serv. 2
Calories- 916kj/255kcal
Total Fat- 4.5g
Sat. Fat- 2.8g
Cholest. 25mg
Protein- 22,3g



PRODUCT OF:
Morrocco


INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Vegetable Oil, Salt


PRICE:
1.29



OVER ALL:
Three plump fish to the tin. A very faint oil aroma upon opening. A meaty fish with a mild texture. A faint fishy taste on first bite followed up with a subtle sour note. Not a spiny fish. May would be a better tin with a dish. 2 Sardines


Sunday, July 24, 2016

The African King- 166


THE AFRICAN KING: IN VEGETABLE OIL



APPEARANCE:


NUTRITION:
serv. 2
Calories- 100
Fat Caories- 70
Total Fat- 7g
Sat. Fat- 1.5g
Cholest. 25mg
Sodium- 280mg
Protein- 13g


PRODUCT OF:
Morocco

INGREDIENTS:
Sardines, Vegetable Oil, Salt


PRICE:
1.48

OVER ALL:
Three plump, scaled fish to the tin. A faint, almost undetectable oil aroma upon opening. A meaty fish. No strong fishy taste or after. Salt is noticed in this tin, does not over take the fish, nor does the oil. A medium textured fish. A mild tasting fish. would eat again. 3 1/2 sardines.




Saturday, July 9, 2016

Number 9



Sardine sandwich, technically called a Bánh mì, is what I had the pleasure of devouring at Le's Cafe in Charlotte, NC.







After hearing about Le's Cafe a few weeks ago and most importantly after hearing that they served a Sardine Bánh mì... It was time for a road trip!



After just hearing "Sardine Bánh mì", I became Pavlov's dog. Joining me on this Road Trip was my buddy Matthew (non-Sardine Eater... We're still friends). I wanted to get the opinion of a non-sardine eater on the sandwich as well.



As I walked in, all the sandwiches offered were posted up behind the counter, and there it was... The #9 Sardine Sandwich! As I placed my order the gentleman behind the counter informed me the #9 was fish. After confirming I knew it was fish, my order was placed.






Matthew followed suit, asking for the #9. The gentleman informed Matthew that it was fish, asking if he was sure he wanted the #9 (He must have sensed the hesitation in Matthew's ordering style, or he may have seen through Matthew, knowing he was a non-Sardine Eater in disguise! What ever it was, he just became the Bánh mì master to me.)

He then asked  Matthew if this was his first visit. (The master already knew.) Matthew replied yes. The Bánh mì master informed Matthew he would probably want to go with the #4 or #6 for his first time. Matthew stayed on course and went with the #9.



The Sardine Bánh mì is great. It has a hint of spice and a nice crunch from the veggies. It is a fresh and filling sandwich.








From the non Sardine eater's point of view. "It was great!" That says a lot!







As I ate the Bánh mì, I thought I recognized the sardines used. I informed Matthew of my thoughts. It was as if I was speaking a foreign language to him. (We all have non-sardine eating friends; I'm sure you know the look.) As we were leaving, I asked the Bánh mì Master about the sardines.



Me: I really enjoyed the sandwich. What brand of sardines do you use?



Bánh mì Master: They are canned fish.



Me: Yes,but what brand?



Bánh mì Master: They are canned fish from (he stated country).



I was pretty sure at this point I was not worthy of this knowledge. I named dropped the brand I thought they were. He paused for a second, and said, "yes, that's it." So, in Mouth Full of Sardine's fashion, if you go and enjoy a Sardine Bánh mìi at Le's, which you should, and he tells you the same answer, I'll send you a sardine kit. If--the answer matches mine.

I look forward to going back. I'll be back there again next week actually!

For a great Bánh mì, go check out Le's Sandwiches & Cafe located at 4520 N Tryon St #41, Charlotte, NC 28213








Great food, super nice people, home of the Bánh mì master and the #9 is all any true Sardine Eater needs to enjoy!

Check out Le's Sandwiches on Instagram and Twitter for plenty of hunger pain photos and info.


Keep popping those tins,Sardine Eaters, or eating that Sardine Bánh mì!

Matthew, your next Bánh mì is on me.