Every week, a few Gateway writers with iron stomachs will sample food on campus. This week, they tackled Beez in HUB.
Lime Shrimp Curry - $6.95
With lots of vegetarian options on the board, lunch at Beez looks promising at first. The great thing about this place is being able to see your food made right before your eyes, without any sketchy heat lamps in sight.
My order of the Lime Shrimp Curry came with a huge portion of brown rice mixed with small cubes of fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, chives and green and red peppers. Despite all these different flavours, the taste quickly becomes unimpressive.
The shrimp is cooked down to a size no bigger than a small fingernail, and the lime curry sauce is overpoweringly tangy, even leaving a sour aftertaste after some bites. The meal temperature is only lukewarm, and I quickly found myself putting down my fork, unable to finish.
Overall my experience at Beez was disappointing. My rice bowl turned out to be a rice blah.
Chicken Cordon Moo - $6.95
One glance at Beez’s menu gives off the impression that this is a good campus destination for healthy, delicious food. After trying their Chicken Cordon Moo, I can affirm that while the former is true, the latter is definitely not.
The Chicken Cordon Moo consists of cubes of chicken, ham and melted swiss cheese mixed in with a large helping of veggies and rice. While these different elements may be good on their own, mixing them all together made for a strange taste. The mixture of melted cheese and rice doesn’t work well, and the meal definitely needs more ham and chicken. The sweet chili sauce on top could have added some much-needed flavour, but was barely detectable.
In the end, I couldn’t finish this strange concoction of food, and wouldn’t recommend that others try it.
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