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Year of the Takeout Day 219: Canned Congee Is Apparently a Thing

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Mixed Congee “Instant Cereal” from Mott Street Grocery Store

Yep, this is congee in a can.

Yep, it’s blended with barley, rice, peanuts, peas, lentils, longans, red beans, and a heavy helping of sugar.

And nope, we couldn’t get through the bowl — best described as a tinny, sticky gruel.

However, we did rather like that the can came with a handy plastic spoon, so we are willing to give this the benefit of the doubt: Maybe this mix just happens to be an acquired taste?

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