Thursday, July 12, 2007


If there is such a word, "grocerholic". I am one. I simply love to visit the supermarket, stroll through the aisle checking for any unusual product on the shelves.
When in Paragon, I would end up at the basement. When at shaw centre, the basement of Isetan, is where you will find me. Going throught all the japanese dry produces, the pickles and the senbeis. In Hawaii, I was dissapointed not to find any nice looking pineapples in the supermarket the fact that Hawaii is famous for their pineapples. While in Alberta, Canada I had a berry time with packets of raspsberries, blueberries and of course strawberries. Not so much of buying but to understand better what actually the local eats.
During my homestay in Japan, I did not missed out visiting the local supermarket in the neighbourhood where my hostess was staying. The amazing varieties local selection that is sometimes not available else where.
Freshly harvested kelp salted in bags going for 200yen. Then there were those mouthwatering huge red umeboshi at 550yen a packet.


stay-at-home mum said...

Oooh! I love Japanese supermarts, esp those at the basement of big dept stores like Mitsukoshi. I could spend days there. Guess I would probably bump into you at the local supermarts too. I like Meidi-Ya as well as marketplace, jasons, isetan, and carrefour. I enjoy checking them out when I my kids are at school.

iml said...

I am so delighted I not not alone in this indulgence.