Sunday, 19 June 2011
Asian Grocery at its Finest
Yes, that's right. Packed in Watsonville and shipped all the way to Dublin. Plus, it's the only place I know to get Pennywort Drink. Of course, I have no idea what Pennywort Drink is, but if I did, now I know where to get it.
Ethnic markets are always fun to explore. The locals probably think we're all idiots, pointing at the spikey fruit and saying, "Dude, WTF? Huh huh huh," but that's ok as long as we buy something. This place has everything. In the powdered seasonings aisle we found "Powdered Chicken" (makes 50 litres!) and fat white bags of MSG powder that looked like something Tony Montana would be proud of. We bought a bag of dried shiitake mushrooms that looked like it came from a Grateful Dead concert.
The folks who run the store are always smiling, and seem good natured. That's what makes the store for me. I always get a genuine smile and a thank you. Plus, nobody complained when I took pictures of the calamari.