Sunday, January 31, 2010

I can't believe I'm actually going to type this whole thing out.

My friend Lauren and I ventured to Little Tokyo today to go to their market. I couldn't believe my eyeballs. 2 stories of magical isles filled with Japanese, Thai, Chinese, American and some Indian treasures. I saved so much money considering I typically shop at Ralphs or Vons and all of this would cost me most likely double this.
If you live in Los Angeles or live in a city that has a Chinese Cultural Center or a market similar I HIGHLY suggest you go.


1 lb 90% lean ground beef (which was $1)
2 ribeye steaks
2 crab legs
2 lbs shrimp
1 whole chicken
1 lb Vietnamese marinated beef
1.5 lb pork shoulder
1.5 lb salmon filets


1/2 lb shiitake mushrooms
1 bag shallots
1 bunch scallions
1 lb Fuji apples
2 lbs oranges
1 bunch bananas
1 bunch lemon grass
1 bag bean sprouts
1 bag king oyster mushrooms
1 box raspberries
1 bag carrots
1 lb little mini potatoes (they're seriously like grapes, i LOVE them)
2 heads bok choy

1 bag uudon noodles
1 bag rice stick noodles
1 bag brown sugar
1 bag sweet rice (for sticky rice)
1 bag long grain rice
3 ready to make soup bowls for quick lunches
1 frozen bag of dumplings
1 bag dumpling wraps (i cant wait to make ravioli)


1 bottle ginger powder
1 bottle hoisin sauce
1 bottle chili garlic sauce
1 bottle Chinese 5 spice
1 bottle spicy Teriyaki marinade
1 bottle olive oil (I was out)
1 bottle sesame oil
1 bottle white rice vinager
1 tub cream cheese
1 bottle soy sauce
1 tub miso paste

I also got a few cans of organic kitty food that they had, randomly.
My total bill with tax was $107.09

Can you believe it? Or am I the only dorky one that gets super excited about this?


  1. You're TOTALLY the only one who gets so excited about that.

    Seriously though, isn't coming home with all those bags of fascinating treasure better than Christmas morning?

    Keep us posted about what you do with it all!

  2. You must get that from me - I get carried away and buy too much so remember to eat it all.