My honeymoon with fried chicken is over. The Mickey Chicken Nuggets brought me back to reality. It said, "Wake up! Not all fried chicken are good. Look at me. I'm just all make-up with no personality whatsoever. There's a whole world out there for you to explore. Forget about fried chicken. You're free now, oh Honorable Rat." With that, I ditched my obsession with fried chicken and walked with my head held high, for a whopping 2 minutes to Space Place Food Port, to get myself some Scrump Dumplings.
Scrump Dumplings go for 400 yen. 40 yen more expensive than the Little Green Dumplings. Now, if you know me, you know that every yen counts. Some of you might say I'm cheap, some of you might say I'm thrifty. Nobody's wrong in this debate. I'm a little bit of both. Here's how my mind works. If I save 40 yen a day for a year, that would amount to 14,600 yen. That's about 67 karaage-kun from Lawson Convenience Store. That's 67 times that I will get to see my kids smile. Mathematics Ratketeer. Ah-boom!
This was my first time trying Scrump Dumplings and I had no idea what their fillings were. That's how I roll. Diving into the unknown with no planning whatsoever. Got me into lots of trouble before, but it also got me two beautiful kids. While I was having the Scrump Dumplings, I was also trying to figure the flavors out. That made the process more enjoyable for me. Now that the NFL and the NBA are going through off-season, I got nothing to gamble on, so I figured I'd add some fun into my life by doing pointless things like this. At the end of the day, I got mango and purple sweet potato right, but couldn't figure banana out. Banana tasted a lot like durian to me for some apparent reason. I shot a video of this review. You can watch me being Honorably confused at the end of this blog post.
Overall, I preferred the Scrump Dumplings to the Little Green Men Dumplings. Both versions had the same texture to them. Nice, chewy skin that led to custardy fillings. The fillings in the Scrump Dumplings were tastier to me. There was a tropical, fruity vibe going on that I liked. More variation in flavors too when compared to the Little Green Men Dumplings. For example, mango had a sour tinge to it. Banana was a little sweet and custardy. Purple sweet potato was sweet and felt wholesome. All three dumplings had different dimensions of flavor and they were all good, with purple sweet potato being my favorite. A great snack that will make social media go berserk. Highly photogenic and tasty. This was worth every yen.
Honorable Rating: Lick That Plate (5/5)