This past weekend, Hubby and I made a trip to the local Asian Grocery Store. Uwajimaya has two big stores in the Seattle area, the flagship store in the International District of Seattle, and a new branch in Bellevue where we went. This family-owned store has been in business since 1928, and stocks a bewildering variety of goods, from packaged noodles, produce, and meats, to every imaginable kind of Asian spice, sweets, and sauces. A trip there is to walk into a wonderland of colors, smells, and sights. I again discovered the utility of that smartphone in my pocket. If I see something interesting, I can just whip out my phone and take a picture.
I am always fascinated by the variety of totally unknown (to me) fruits and vegetables to be found there. Here are some pictures I took with my new phone. The camera is awesome!
Did you know there was a vegetable called “Buddha’s Hand”? Neither did I, but it is aptly named.
Have any of you seen the Anime series “Daikon Brothers”? Named after those Daikon Radishes you see on the left!
No, you don’t necessarily have to range far and wide to see beauty, just head on over to your local Asian grocery.