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Box of Bibigo Chicken & Vegetable Steamed Dumplings
Bibigo Chicken & Vegetable Steamed Dumplings, microwaved

After trying the Bibigo mini wontons from Costco, we tried some of these Bibigo steamed dumplings. According to the instructions, the only way you should cook them is using the microwave. The dumplings came in a little tray that gets microwaved for two minutes.

Like with the wontons, some spots on the dumplings were a little dry after microwaving, however, the steamed dumplings also came with a sauce. The taste of dumplings was very similar to Bibigo's wontons, just in a dumpling wrapper instead of a wonton one. It still had a Korean mandu taste with a dominant green onion flavor. Sometimes when you bite into one, water squirts out... so make sure you have a plate.. or at least a paper towel.

If you add the sauce, it adds a nice light, sweet flavor to it, which I liked. On their own, they were just OK, but the addition of the sauce definitely made these better for me.

Update (Nov. 2016): I had this rating at "good" intially, but the more I have these, the more tiring they get. I still have trays sitting in the freezer that are not seeming appealing to eat, so I'm lowering this rating to "ok".

Overall Rating:
OK
Food: Bibigo Steamed Dumplings, Chicken & Vegetable (Frozen)
Source: Costco, Tucson, AZ
Rating: OK (without added sauce)
Rating: OK~Good (with sauce)

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Bag of Bibigo Chicken & Cilantro Mini Wontons
Bibigo Chicken & Cilantro Mini Wontons, microwaved

My boyfriend and I tried some of these frozen Bibigo mini wontons from Costco. We tried cooking a few the easiest way first -- using the microwave. Of course, you can also pan fry, boil, or add it to a soup! We microwaved 6 of them wrapped in a wet paper towel for about a minute (The instructions state to microwave 12 for 1-2 minutes). They came out alright with the exception of a few spots that were a little dry.

The wontons weren't tiny, but they were mini (maybe about 2 in x 1 in). They taste just like wontons with a more dominant green onion taste. They also taste similar to the taste of Korean Mandu (dumpling). The texture was good -- although it can be a little dry microwaved, if your wet paper towel doesn't fully cover them.

We also tried some of the wontons with a spicy noodle soup. The noodle soup was microwaved, and when there was ~two minutes left, we added 6 wontons to it. It turned out very nice!

Bibigo Mini Wontons in a spicy noodle soup
Bibigo Mini Wontons in a noodle soup

My boyfriend preferred the wontons in the soup rather than microwaved on their own, while I enjoyed them both ways. We both liked the taste, and it was a pretty good snack!

Overall Rating:
Good
Food: Fully Cooked Bibigo Mini Wontons, Chicken & Cilantro (Frozen)
Source: Costco, Tucson, AZ
Rating: Good

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Box of Bumble Bee Superfresh Seared Ahi Tuna
Sushi Quality Bumble Bee Superfresh Seared Ahi Tuna

My boyfriend and I just noticed Costco had this frozen "sushi quality" seared ahi tuna a few weeks ago. We both like raw ahi tuna in sushi so these seemed like a good find for us, and we snatched it up!

The package from Costco came in four sealed portions, and it was very easy to prepare: just take it out of the vacuum pack, and thaw it in the refrigerator! However, the instructions said to thaw it in the refrigerator for three hours, which we did... and it was still really frozen. In fact, it was still partially frozen after about 5-6 hours of sitting in the fridge... so we ended up thawing it for an extra hour in room temperature the first time. The next time we had it, we thawed it closer to eight hours in the refrigerator.

We were very happy to find this because it tasted deeelicious! It was seared on the outside with a nice seasoning: a good combination of pepper and soy sauce. It had an overall smooth, savory taste. It also didn't have a strong sour taste that ahi tuna sometimes has. One portion comes pre-sliced in about twelve small slices, which was good for the two of us to share as a side.

Unfortunately, when we went back to Costco last week, we weren't able to find it again.. but it looks like some Safeway stores in our area carry it.. so we will try finding it there next!

Overall Rating:
Delicious
Food: BumbleBee SuperFresh Seared Ahi Tuna (Frozen)
Source: Costco, Tucson, AZ
Rating: Delicious

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