My buddy David and I went to the local Asian grocery store today. Man, do they have some weird shit. Dried squid that is probably like squid jerky, quail eggs, snow pea chips, dried, fried squid, wasabi peas, sugared ginger, and tons of other stuff that I can’t begin to imagine what’s inside. The pictures don’t really help, either. I would like to go back with someone that actually knows what’s in the packages. Some of the stuff looked pretty good, but I’d be afraid to try it without knowing what it was.
My favorite part was reading the English translation of what’s inside. We bought something called ‘Muscat Gummy’ which seems to be muscadine-flavored gummy candy. We didn’t buy them for the candy, we bought them for the description on the package:
Its translucent color so alluring and taste and aroma so gentle and mellow offer admiring feelings of a graceful lady. Enjoy soft and juicy Muscat Gummy.
We also bought grape-flavored Hi-Chew and some other kind of candy that looked like Nerds and tasted like ass. The Hi-Chew wasn’t bad, but I get the feeling that the Japanese don’t like things as sweet as Americans.
They did have some cool chopsticks, mugs, and assorted china, plus a really cool Chinese butcher knife for only $25.00. I may head back there later and pick one up.