May 1, 2008 9:02 AM Subscribe
If I could I would live on lox. When I moved to NYC, I thought that I would be in lox-heaven. Instead, I am in lox-hell. Please help me find good lox!
posted by prefpara to Food & Drink (24 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
My problem is this: about half of the time, when I buy lox, I open the package up and smell feet because the lox has gone bad. This happens even at good/pricey grocery stores, and has happened so many times at so many different places that I have mostly stopped trying.
The rest of the time, the lox is edible but has a texture that I really dislike. It's kind of mushy, for lack of a better word. The lox that I fell in love with before my New York life was thick, fleshy, firm; it was lox that you could bite and chew and it was moist, fresh, pink, and delicious. The lox I get here is not lox you can chew. It's very soft and it doesn't resist at all. It feels wrong to me to eat such soft, mushy lox (does it mean that the lox has gone bad?). If this texture is just the result of a specific method of perparing the lox, please tell me so that I know what to look for.
I will order it online. I will travel to buy it. If you know where New York is hiding the good stuff, please clue me in!
Thanks in advance, big city MeFites.