We’re back at Zippy’s, where we have more menu items smothered in their famous chili. This time in the photo above a burrito that has been claimed by the stuff, along with melted cheddar cheese and a token really HOT yellow chili pepper to kick it up a notch. BAM!
Then we have Zippy’s Vegetarian Chili piled on Spaghetti pasta noodles, which substituting for ground beef are loads of Mushrooms, which I LOVE with pasta!…
I don’t think the garlic bread matches well with the chili though. Keep that for Marinara-sauced spaghetti. I’ll take Mac’ Salad with Chili next time, thank you very much.
While those two version of chili above may not be that unusual, thinking further outside the box, you may remember a past post here on (Zippy’s) Napoleon Bakery’s limited edition Chili Napple…
Then there’s the “Oki Dog”, which is a fusion mix of American/Mexican/Okinawan influence consisting of a flour-based soft tortilla wrapper, a hot dog, Zippy’s Chili, Rafute (Okinawan Shoyu Pork) and lettuce…
My favorite of all though has gotta’ be Zippy’s fairly new offering, the Chili Moco!…
The most genius part of Zippy’s “duh, why didn’t they think of that sooner” Chili Moco is the “Mac’ Salad Sauce” spread between the hamburger patty and the rice. BRILLIANT! It truly makes the dish go from “pretty good” to REALLY ONO!
Which leaves one to ponder, what else would taste good with Zippy’s Chili on or in it? Chili Manju? Chili Gyoza? Chili Wonton? Chili Manapua? Chili Pizza? Chili Lasagna? Chili Ravioli? A King Size Bed filled with Zippy’s Chili perhaps? lol
One last note, have you seen the film Julie & Julia yet? It’s a parallel biography of Julia Child and Julie Powell, who as you know the former is a pioneer of television cooking shows. While Julie Powell is a food blogger (yay!) who shared with her readers her endeavor in cooking every recipe in Julia Child‘s cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
Pretty good “chick flick”. I enjoyed it.
Well, since I’m already well into it, I’ve decided at this point that I shall blog EVERY DISH Zippy’s offers, both in their restaurant and takeout counter. Although I’m not guaranteeing I’ll achieve that goal within one year (365 days) like Julie Powell did, as I have enough deadlines at work as it is.
If the same item is available at either the takeout or dine-in restaurant (not all items are) and I’ve covered it, consider it done from either side. Also, I won’t be covering the catering portioned items, as I nor the immediately folks I work with obviously can’t eat 21 pieces of fried chicken, 7 pounds of Chili or a whole barrel of Macaroni Salad and Rice all by ourselves. lol Lastly, to finish my “disclaimers”, note that I said “blog” and not “eat”, so the menu item may or may not have been consumed by myself, but one of my peers.
Zippy’s menu items already blogged on The Tasty Island include:
• Chili Moco
• Chili & Chicken Mixed Plate
• Chili Burrito
• Chili Napple
• Spaghetti Chili
• Zip Pac
• Mahimahi Plate (with fries)
• Teriyaki Meatloaf
• Zip Min
• Wun Tun Min
• Fried (Saimin) Noodles
• Portuguese Bean Soup
• Portuguese Sausage, Ham and SPAM Breakfst Sandwiches
• Teri Beef Bun with Regular Saimin Combo
• Apple Napple
I’ve got a long a ways more to go, so wish me luck!