Asian Restaurant Franchise Mama Fu’s Launches New Black Market Menu


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One of the most popular restaurant franchises, Mama Fu’s, has reintroduced its Black Market Menu.

The Black Market Menu first appeared last year to great success, as it filled customers’ plates with delicious fare, including Mama Fu’s famous banh-mi sandwich.

Black Market Menu items include an entrée salad, two rice dishes, Korean street tacos and two shareable dessert options. The new menu is completely secret and only available to members of Mama Fu’s loyalty club, the Funatics.

Items appearing on the new 2013 Black Market Menu include:
·         Ginger Chili Glazed Salmon—Pan-seared salmon filet glazed with ginger chili sauce on a bed of spring greens.  Served with orange wheels, daikon radish, and pomegranate vinaigrette.

·         Spicy Seoul Stir Fry—Spicy Korean Chili Garlic sauce tossed with cabbage, mushrooms, onions, red bell peppers, bean sprouts and scallions. Garnished with cucumber sticks and served with white or brown rice.  Choice of pork tenderloin, chicken, beef, shrimp or tofu.

·         Korean Street Tacos—Soft flour tortillas filled with your choice of Pork Tenderloin, Chicken, Beef, Shrimp or Tofu with kimchi, pickled carrots, daikon radish and green onions.

·         Sichuan Kung Pao—Fiery Kung Pao sauce tossed with celery, water chestnuts, red bell pepper, onion, peanuts, and chili peppers. Served with white or brown rice.  Choice of pork tenderloin, chicken, beef, shrimp or tofu.

·         Banana Bites—Crispy wonton wrappers filled with banana, dusted with cinnamon sugar, and served with whipped cream and chocolate sauce.

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America’s obsession with gourmet cupcakes goes stale

America’s craving for cupcakes appears to have come to an end.


Over the past decade, cupcakes have become the treat of choice for more than just pink-loving young girls and Sex and the City fans, who got their first craving for the frosted delights watching Carrie Bradshaw indulge in a cupcake from Magnolia Bakery.


The confectionary treat has proliferated across America, appearing in place of wedding and birthday cakes, in coffee shops, set up shop in cupcakes-only bakeries and starring on Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” and TLC’s “DC Cupcakes.”


Topped in headdresses of pink buttercream or filled with creamy peanut butter, many gourmet cupcakes from the likes of Georgetown Cupcake, Crumbs, Sprinkles, and Yummy Cupcakes are priced at and above $4 a piece and can cost about 500 calories.


Two years ago, America’s cravings for expensive, exotic cupcakes hit its zenith in June of 2011, according to the Wall Street Journal. Today, major cupcake bakeries and restaurant franchises report that the demand for the frosted creations has fallen dramatically.


In comments to the Wall Street Journal, an executive vice president of a Chicago research and consulting firm that specializing in the food industry pontificated that singularly focused concepts aren’t going to receive business from the same customers every day. At this point, the market is saturated, and, well, people can make cupcakes themselves.


While the gourmet cupcake food bubble may have burst, Forbes has suggested that America has not only moved on from cupcakes but done a complete turnaround, albeit in a much healthier direction, to juicing. The raw fruit and vegetable juicing trend seems to be catching on the same way cupcakes did in the beginning.