Thursday, October 29, 2009
My Grocery Store Adventure
Ok, so get ready! You are about to embark on a world traveling experience. My sister Hester and I started out going to the "ghetto grocery store" and it was very disappointing. Dirty, messy and spoiled is the best way I would describe it. Plus the prices were much higher than we expected. So Hester suggested this international grocery store on 24th and Grand. It's far from our houses, but my goodness it is so worth the travel!
I took so many pictures that I'm sure the natives thought I was insane.
These are Indian eggplant. Aren't they adorable? And the produce was soooo fresh. Hester bought some jalapenos that were the most beautiful I've seen in years.
I told myself to write a note so I wouldn't forget, but sure enough I can't remember what these are.
How about Brown sugar Mushi Cake???
They have a bakery that makes interesting breads from all over!
These are beautiful little candies. I'm not sure how good they are, but they were so cute!!!
I think this is a dessert of some kind.
Very old-world fish market!
My absolute favorite part of the store. I have even more pictures of what I did with these Indian spices, but I don't have much time till I need to get ready for work.
These are adorable Chinese spoons. This was another great part of the store. All the interesting cooking utensils and pots and tea kettles! I bought a Chinese bamboo steamer and a copper mesh spoon for frying things.
I love this! It was made in America, but it sure doesn't look like it.
These are great little glass jars with balls of tea. I've never seen anything like this.
More beautiful tea.
Can you see the regular size eggs? These are tiny little eggs that are so beautiful I can't believe people eat them!?
Strange preserved duck eggs.
These are noodles, but the packaging is like a work of art!
I'm not sure what this rainbow cow noodle thing is.
NOODLES!!! NOODLES! NOOODLES!!!!
This grocery store was clean and wonderful. We listened to Cher in the overhead speaker system. It was a terrifically fun, surreal experience.
Someone actually eats shrimp snacks. There were many different varieties of chips in shrimp flavor. YUCK!
This rice had such a beautiful painting on it, I just had to take a picture!
Wine anyone? Well, when I have a few more minutes I'm going to blog about the Indian food I made with all my found treasures. Thank you so much Hester for a great time, probably the most fun grocery shopping I've ever had!
Posted by Janine Deckard at 3:43:00 AM