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Spice bag

  • 13-05-2021 8:20pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 7,746 ✭✭✭ dinneenp


    Hi,

    Digging up an old thread but where does the best quality Spice Bag in Galway please?

    Thanks,
    Pa.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,764 ✭✭✭ Redo91


    dinneenp wrote: »
    Hi,

    Digging up an old thread but where does the best quality Spice Bag in Galway please?

    Thanks,
    Pa.

    Got to be Xian Street food.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,873 ✭✭✭ beardybrewer


    Xian is extra nice because of the sausage they throw in there which reminds me of chorizo.

    We've found the Cappagh megabox to be nearly as good and plenty generous.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,773 ✭✭✭ Pen Rua


    Xian, hands down.

    They have a spice bucket (which includes chicken, wings & sausage), but when I got it, it was in one of those take away boxes so the condensation built up. The spice bag is, well, a bag and transports much better. It's also €7 v €12, and I think it is much better value in terms of portion size.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,746 ✭✭✭ dinneenp


    I've tried the Spice bag from Xian Street food in Claregalway. Nice but someone said it's not the same people who run the restaurant in town. Anyone tried food from both locations?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,873 ✭✭✭ beardybrewer


    Pen Rua wrote: »
    Xian, hands down.

    They have a spice bucket (which includes chicken, wings & sausage), but when I got it, it was in one of those take away boxes so the condensation built up. The spice bag is, well, a bag and transports much better. It's also €7 v €12, and I think it is much better value in terms of portion size.

    Ah, yeah it is super-delicate to transport fried food. For my location that's why Cappagh works so well because it's really close, arrives in a cardboard pizza box, and I lop that straight into a pre-heated oven for 15 mins until ready to serve up.

    Ruining the crispiness in a plastic container is a crime.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,666 ✭✭✭✭ JCX BXC


    The cappagh Chinese does nice curry sauce in the spicebox but I recall being a bit turned off by the chicken.


  • Registered Users Posts: 339 ✭✭ username2020


    ++ for xian
    Have tried too many


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,393 ✭✭✭ Jaden


    +1 for Xian, had one on Saturday. They should have sent a poet to describe it, instead of me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,176 ✭✭✭ Fozzie Bear


    Jaden wrote: »
    +1 for Xian, had one on Saturday. They should have sent a poet to describe it, instead of me.

    Same as. My wife ordered one and I didn't Saturday night:confused: - I have never had one before in my defense.

    Tasted hers and had an immediate transcendental out of body experience. Now I feel hollow inside and question my wasted life and what i have done with it up to my spice bag awakening last Saturday night.

    All hail the Xian Spice bag!


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,902 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble


    ....had an immediate transcendental out of body experience. Now I feel hollow inside and question my wasted life and what i have done with it up to my spice bag awakening last Saturday night.

    All hail the Xian Spice bag!

    You are that poet!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 687 ✭✭✭ topcat77


    Xian spice bag or bucket?


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


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  • Registered Users Posts: 339 ✭✭ username2020


    topcat77 wrote: »
    Xian spice bag or bucket?

    Either will do.
    I usually get the bag the oh gets the small bucket (it huge).
    Bag has crispy chicken and the few shredded veggies and chips.
    And the bucket comes with all the above plus chirizo ( or some kind of sausage) and chicken wings included I believe!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,465 ✭✭✭ Notch000


    i've never had a spicebag :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,193 ✭✭✭ Hoboo


    topcat77 wrote: »
    Xian spice bag or bucket?

    Humans shouldn't be eating buckets :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,870 ✭✭✭ wassie


    That's right. You smoke them....then go out and get a spice bag.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,586 ✭✭✭ dmc17


    Notch000 wrote: »
    i've never had a spicebag :(

    Neither have I. Might have to venture in :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,326 ✭✭✭ Wombatman


    Spice bag from The Rose Garden in Westside shopping centre is very very good.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4 Joejopper


    Jalan Jalan best spice bag imo


  • Registered Users Posts: 446 ✭✭ Stevolende


    Have mainly had from Xi An. Used to be about once a week .

    Only other one i really remember is Chans which is a bit soggier. Xi An seems to make everything crispy including the onion and things it bungs in with the chicken and the chips. May actually verge on the dry buut I found it something I was returning for.
    To th eexclusion of teh rest of their menu I think. Which is worth getting to know too.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8 NebraTZ


    Xian - by miles


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,746 ✭✭✭ dinneenp


    NebraTZ wrote: »
    Xian - by miles

    Next time I'm in town I'm definitely trying it. High expectations now!


  • Registered Users Posts: 654 ✭✭✭ -Vega-


    Going to throw Samyo out in Salthill in the running here. They have a sexy meal where they give a Spicebag and a sauce or two and a coke. Really tasty, the spicy sausage in Xian is nice but Xian spice bags have dropped off.

    Gotten greasier, way too salty and just full of burnt bits. The main guy that made them before and got the fame isn't there as far as I know? Its definitely dropped in quality!


  • Registered Users Posts: 788 ✭✭✭ Paddico


    Redo91 wrote: »
    Got to be Xian Street food.

    Think this made me laugh .... I'm sure theyve never heard of a spice bag in downtown Xian, but sure we'll call it street food all the same :D


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