15 Popular Restaurant Dishes You Can Find in the Freezer Section

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Eating out at a restaurant can be a luxury in the best of times, but over this past year, many of us have found ourselves dining at home more often — either due to restaurant closures or a pressing need to trim the household budget. That doesn’t mean you have to cook everything from scratch, though, as many popular restaurant chains offer frozen versions of their signature dishes. Here are some you can find in most grocery stores.

Prices and availability are subject to change.

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PF Chang’s General Chang’s Chicken

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Price: $7 for 22 ounces
P.F. Chang’s puts its own spin on Chinese food classics. Instead of General Tso’s Chicken, it makes General Chang’s chicken, a sweet and spicy dish with chunks of chicken and vegetables. Seven bucks may seem like a lot for a frozen dinner, but it’s less than a

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How a popular vegetarian Chinese restaurant in SLC survived a yearlong closure

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When Long Life Vegi House reopened its doors in January after a nearly yearlong hiatus, a lot had changed. The popular Chinese restaurant had moved, for one thing. Originally located in an unassuming building in Millcreek, Long Life Vegi House is now tucked into a small spot in South Salt Lake. But the most unexpected change was on the menu: Known for decades for vegetarian and vegan cuisine, Long Life Vegi House now serves real meat.

“We put something together so everyone could come by and do one-stop,” says manager Melissa Lin. But if you aren’t an omnivore, rest assured: Everything is cooked separately. Adding chicken, beef and pork to the menu was necessary, she says, after losing customers who weren’t satisfied with Long Life’s imitation meat options made with tofu and seitan.

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Popiah: a popular street food you can now make at home

Popiah is also known as fresh spring rolls and is a popular street food in Malaysia. (Rasa Malaysia pic)

Popiah is of Chinese origin, and comes from the Fujian province in China. In Malaysia, popiah is also known as fresh spring rolls and is a popular street food.

Besides Malaysia, variations of popiah can be found in Singapore, Medan, and Taiwan – all using simple and healthy ingredients that make it taste so delicious and refreshing.

Here is a family recipe, one which is much-cherished, not only because of its supreme flavour, but because of the flood of memories it brings back.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup cooking oil
  • 20 fresh popiah wrappers
  • fresh lettuce, washed and drained dry

Filling

  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 226 g shrimp, shelled, deveined and cut into small pieces
  • 1 kg yam bean or jicama (sengkuang), grated
  • 56 g French beans, sliced
  • 4 pieces bean curd,
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Popular Ramen Chain Ramen Ryoma Will Open a New Yakitori Restaurant Downtown

Portland will soon have a new downtown restaurant dedicated to yakitori. Popular Beaverton restaurant Ramen Ryoma will bring Japanese-style grilled meat skewers to a space in downtown Portland later this year.



a person cooking food on a table: A chef making yakitori


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A chef making yakitori

Although the location is still in negotiations, Ryoma hopes to open its next restaurant SW Morrison Street sometime between April and May of 2021. The location will serve all of Ramen Ryoma’s classic offerings, including corn butter miso ramen, spicy umami ramen, and Japanese style-curry. At night, the location will focus on yakitori, serving grilled chicken and vegetables coated in Ryoma’s special tare, a sweet soy sauce base that clings to the surface of the crisped meat. “We wanted to bring yakitori and more accessible Japanese food that isn’t too expensive or pricey to the Portland community,” says Ryoma floor manager Andy Koida.

Ryoma’s yakitori enterprise

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