Shopping For Strange Foods

As I mentioned earlier, I have friends visiting me this week. Day one was spent at the hospital (long story that I’ll get to in another post when I have a bit more time to write) and today we’re off to Himeji to see the famous castle there.

One of the main goals of my friend is that he wants to eat as many strange foods as he can while he is out here. This being Japan, there is absolutely no problem with this request. While it isn’t an issue because this is something that he wants to do and has been budgeted as part of his travel plans, it has shown me is the great importance once again of shopping with a specific list of items you want and sticking to that list.

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4 Responses to Shopping For Strange Foods

  1. Cap says:

    oh man I love dry squid.

    spicy flavor, bbq, you name it. i always stock ’em when i go to the asian markets.

    duno about that other one though.. never tired it. heh.

  2. Caitlin says:

    Yeah this post reminds me of our periodic trips to our local asian grocery … its huge and the “ooh neato!” factor has definitely gotten out of hand some times (how much pocky do we really need to buy on one trip?) We got better at knowing what we really wanted because we had a regular set schedule to go there (it was near a bi-weekly appt) so we started only buying the stuff we really ate within 2 weeks.

    And…Costco! When we didnt have a list we’d average $200 a trip (and usually went about once a month) now we *always* go with a list and limit “browsing” much better for the bank account. whew.

  3. LuxLivingFrugalis says:

    Your pictures aren’t showing up and I’d surely like to see the strange food! 😀

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