Culinary "Cruise" Around the Continents
Sep. 4, 2012 6:27 am
Updated: Sep. 4, 2012 10:12 am
I have found a new challenge in the form of Super Grand. This store went into what was DH's frequented grocery store during his bachelor days. The variety and diversity of foods available at Super Grand is awesome!
For entertainment the other day, I acquiesced and took the family to this store. There are few things more amusing than taking my "foodie" family into a new and exotic grocery store! What fun it was watching my children (this was their second trip) introducing
DH to the variety that abounds here. Unfortunately, the boys skipped the fresh vegetables and fruits and headed straight to freeze-dried squid, shrimp, sausages, quail eggs, pickled diakon and the abundance of interesting fare in Aisle #1. DD spent enough
time to help pick out some fresh fruit before joining them.
I was tired so felt lucky to be able to steer the family away from anything too new such as fresh squid and octopus, which had a sign "no clean" by them. Beef & Pork Blood, along with Chicken Feet were not high on their acquisition list. Though DH mused over
the fish heads, he didn't show a desire to take any home.
I have decided to embark on a mission of learning to prepare and cook the interesting fare available throughout the store. It should result in a virtual "cruise" around the continents recipe-wise. Check in for an update on our excursions and the results.
I am open to recipe suggestions and will post my acquisitions and/or the items I want to learn to use in my blog posts. Our purchases yesterday included:
- Spring Rolls (consumed for dinner)
- Spring Roll wrappers
- an Asian Yellow melon
- Beef & Tripe Stew
- Baby Bok Choi
- Enoki Mushrooms
My desire is to find tasty, light and healthy meals that are big on vegetables but burst with so much flavor that the boys don't even think to complain. I know they exist, I just need to find them or create them. Welcome to my journey!