Yesterday I went to the grocery store. There is one called Kim’s Club, it’s pretty fancy they sell everything from apples to umbrellas (they don’t sell v, w, x, y or z) …the market is part of a bigger department store. It’s like a cross between Lord and Taylor, Gernardis and Wal-Mart I guess?
Any who, I was just looking around when a Ajumma (older woman) demanded I sample her nori mix. I obliged and I was very pleased I did. You can put this stuff on anything! Rice, fish, or eat it by the spoonfuls if your heart desires. Of course I bought $7.00 worth. But Kim’s Club was a little pricey I thought. So of course I’m on the look out for the mom and pop store with some discounts. I find one. It is maybe 1/100 the size of Kim’s Club, not as tidy and the cashier didn’t have a sweet silky uniform. But I was smaller the selection was limited and there weren’t as many people. So I could really take my time to attempt to read the labels. Unfortunately the verdict is still out on if its more economical to shop there.
In addition, apparently I can read a little but not completely well. I thought I was buying Soba noodles, (a buckwheat cold noodle with sauce that is easy to make)…but when I got home and tried to whip up my noodles I found out it wasn’t soba. So I found myself making naeng myeong. Both are cold noodles but one is supposed to be a soup…soba is not a soup that I’ve ever had. However, to my surprise it was easy to make and not too hard to pack for lunch. If I had a camera I would have posted a photo.