Supermarket Review: H Mart located at 142-06 41st Ave, Flushing, NY 11355

Details: Also known as Goohwa Market. Located at 142-06 41st Ave, Flushing, NY 11355. Official H Mart website is https://www.hmart.com/

Score: 1/10

This is less of a review and more of a warning. I’ve been here many times and on the vast majority of those times, I’ve been charged more than was labeled on the product. Usually, I bring it up, they make some big drama and when it’s confirmed they were wrong, they charge the correct, lesser price. They do this shtick every time and after a while, a guy starts to get the idea. I came back recently after staying away for a while and they did this again, which is why I write this.

More specifically, it was the instant ramen. I usually come here to get instant ramen of the Korean variety. Almost every time, stuff is mispriced. Sometimes, the thing I’m buying is specifically on sale. I go buy it, it scans a dollar or more than indicated on the shelf. Sometimes, it’s just a regular item not on sale and it is still mispriced and always a higher price than labeled on the shelf. This has happened a couple times now.

Don’t go to this supermarket, you will likely get ripped off a dollar or so per item depending on the item. They mislabel the prices and charge you more than was labeled.

It’s happened enough times that it is either incredible incompetence or they are doing it on purpose and hoping no one notices the difference between the labeled price and what they are charged. They’re trying to nickel and dime you.

Additionally, I gave it a 1/10 because they do sell food, they just lie about their prices. I also don’t know if this is true of all H Marts, but it is true of this one.

Fast Food Review: The Crispy Taco at Burger King

Details: More information can be found at https://www.bk.com/menu-item/crispy-taco

Burger King has decided to dip their toes into the fast food taco industry and the result is trash. Most tacos you get from fast food restaurants are trash, but relatively speaking, Burger King’s tacos are more trash than their competitors. I think what makes it so bad is that the taco I received was premade. It had sat there for a while before I purchased it and I could taste that. Taco Bell at least has figured out that even if you take trash ingredients, if you assemble it at the time of ordering it will at least stay somewhat fresh and crispy rather than a soggy, stale lump. The Burger King taco was a soggy stale lump. Just go to Taco Bell if you want some trash tacos. I will say that for a dollar, the taco is not a catastrophic failure.

Score: 4.6/10

Restaurant Review: Caffe Venice

Details: Located at 596 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016.

Edit: So this place charges extra for using credit cards on top of sales tax, which wouldn’t be so bad except that they don’t tell you about it until after they charge you. Most places also ask the customer if they want a receipt. This place never does, probably to hide the extra charges. Normally, businesses cover any fees associated with using credit cards and do not pass those costs down to the customer. Furthermore, we have no idea if the credit card charge is right or they’re just charging whatever they want. It’s sneaky and deceptive of them to do so. I’m changing the score down to a 3/10 for this.

Score: 3/10

Caffe Venice is a relatively new deli that opened in the area. I’m not sure if their prices are just good or if they gave me a special deal since they just opened.

I ordered their version of an Italian sandwich. I don’t remember what was in it, but it was Italian (I guess American-Italian) cold cuts, lettuce, tomato, cheese on a roll. Although I didn’t order it, it came with a can of soda and chips.

The price was only $6.50, which is ridiculous considering the neighborhood. Midtown east usually prices sandwiches closer to ten dollars.

In any case, this has no become the go to spot to get deli sandwiches in the area. The price is simply too good compared to other delis. The only issue is that I’m unsure that price will remain as it only recently opened.

Snack Review: RXBAR

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Details: More information can be found at https://www.rxbar.com/

This is one of the worst things I’ve ever eaten. I know protein bars are supposed to be healthy and things that are good for you are supposed to taste bad, but this was terrible. I’d avoid this like the plague and opt for the better tasting Clif bar instead. This is also usually more expensive than competing health conscious snack bars, which doesn’t make any sense since it tastes like trash.

Score: 2.5/10

Snack Review: Gom Tang Men

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Details: More information can be found at http://www.paldofood.com/User/Product/Noodle0107.asp

This was really disappointing. Gom Tang is a Korean soup made from bone broth, like tonkatsu ramen broth. It’s supposed to have an almost creamy mouthfeel, with a very subtle taste. This ramen captures none of that. The noodles were too thin and kind of crap. The broth just tasted like your average, cheapest priced ramen, except that Paldo ramen generally cost more than the cheapest priced stuff. Avoid this.

Score: 4/10