Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Ethnic Markets- Part Deux

Hey guys!  Thanks for your comments and for sticking with me and my grocery shopping adventures.  The same weekend hubby and I went to the Russian Supermarket and Farmer's Market, we also went to our local Asian supermarket.  Living in the San Francisco Bay Area has exposed us to a lot of good food, particularly all different kinds of Asian cuisine.  My favorite is Japanese food.  I live for sushi.  I walked through the store on a mission to recreate sushi at home. 
First up was the live seafood tank:
I know, the fish are cute.  This store showed the origin and how the fish were raised (farm or wild), allowing the consumer to make his or her decisions.
We also found some interesting juevos:
These pink ones were salted eggs.
I believe these were quail eggs.  We didn't buy any, but I thought they were pretty.  Here is what I did buy:

  • Soy wrappers, dried seaweed for suuuuushi, rice seasoning, canned lychee, 3 types of green tea, rice vinegar (to season sushi rice), miso soup, seaweed soup, ginger, kim chee, and young coconut juice.  MINE, all MINE!

  • Hubby cashed in as well with 2 Cali dungeness crabs, some wild snapper, and some of those shell thingies.  We also got some seaweed salad.  Yum!
You are probably wondering how my sushi turned out...it was delicious and the ugliest little roll you will ever see.  I have a problem with reading directions, but I'm ready to attack it again.   There is something about not overstuffing it, clear plastic wrap, and other directions that I got bored of.

My recs for the Asian Supermarket: Go for the produce- they can get outrageous prices on it, and lots of fun stuff!  I also love tea, rice, seaweed, sauces, fresh seafood, and sake!  Plus all the stuff I got above.

Questions for you: Do you like suuuuushi?  If not, what keeps you away from it?


Missy said...

That market looks so cool! I am a huge fan of sushi! So delicious!

Estela @ Weekly Bite said...

I heart sushi! Its a big favorite of mine :)

Mo Diva said...

I make my own sushi too! i like overstuffing it. :-)

your goodies are making me jealous.


Gabriela said...

I LOVE sushi! My favorite kind is sashimi- just the chunks of raw fish. Weirdo, I know. Your haul looks great!

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

I actually really love veggie sushi but just can't get on board with fish. (I don't like fish raw or cooked. I'm crazy, I know!) It's just a texture thing for me.

My husband though? He loves sushi and will eat any kind given to him!

Katie ♥ said...

Ummm I think we know the answer to this question, does Katie like sushi??

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

U got some great stuff, seaweed salad is the best, I was craving it today, I might have to go buy some tomorrow, and those soy wrappers rock!! Yay your going to make sushi!! I cant wait to see! I want to come over and make some too!!

Oh yes no content today that you could not read at work, lol! Hehehe!! No skimpy bikinis!!!

Love you girl!!!!!!!! xoxoxo

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

I absolutely LOVE sushi!! And I love kimchi so much that I crave it really bad!

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said...

I've always wanted to make sushi! Maybe someday soon...

Anonymous said...

i LOVE sushi so much and could never stay away from it :) love your posts about ethnic markets!

Anne Marie said...

I love sushi! Too bad I can't get the hubby on board!

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Beth @ DiningAndDishing said...

I adoooore sushi. It's so yummy but so light that it makes a nice meal without leaving me stuffed.

chrystad72 said...

I absolutely LOVE sushi. Its one of my favorite things to eat. I havent attempted to make my own yet. Well traditional kind anyways. Im a little scared to serve raw fish until I really learn how to do it right. But I love going out for it. That market looks amazing! Thank you so much sharing. I hope you have a fabulous day!

Mari said...

I HEART sushi! it make Mari very happy =)...where are the pics of your rolls?????