Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I Like Toast & Jam! Tasty Related, Not Beauty Related


For more than four years, I've been on the hunt for grape jam/jelly, and finally, the foodie gods have answered my prayers! On Sunday, I went to Funabashi to attend an event my friend, Naoki, was hosting. I arrived at the Funabashi station early, and therefore, to kill some time,  I walked around and found an international grocery store. I popped in to look at the tasty treats and that's when I spotted the Smuckers Concord Grape Jam. I've searched high and low, all over Tokyo. for any form of this spread; and now, my quest has finally come to a glorious end! I paid ¥590 for this jar of concord goodness :)

If you live overseas (or have been away for an extended period of time) what foods do you miss?

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.

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  1. It took me forever to find peanut butter over here in Switzerland! I finally found it in the international section of Carrefour across the border in France. Too bad they did not have peanut butter and grape jelly :-)

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    1. They sell PB here, but it comes in these tiny tubs for about 500 yen. I purchase a giant tub peanut Butter for the same price at Costco.

      I can mail you some if you like ;)

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  2. When I lived in Seoul certain things were either prohibitively expensive or too hard to come by: Nutella, limes, fresh mint and cilantro. On home leave, I'd go insane squeezing lime on everything and dumping cilantro on all things. AH! Definitely one of the best perks of being back home. :)
    I had a Nutella crepe as a snack today.

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    1. I LOVE Nutella! I put in on EVERYTHING! Yeah, whenever I go back to the states, I go crazy stocking up on seasoning, salad dressing, cereal, etc. Usually it's a suitcase and a half of food ;)

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  3. Ah, it's been forever since I've visited Taiwan, but I still dream about stinky tofu and almond drink. If I lived in an area with a bigger Asian population, I'd probably be able to get it, but alas. :c

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    1. I love anything Almond and I had some kind of almond drink once at a Taiwanese restaurant and loved it!

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  4. I miss cheese, steak (slash any other type of meat beside pork and chicken), a wide range of healthy, dark breads, and health food stores. I know that you can buy cheese and steak here in Japan, but they're just so darn expensive, I can't bring myself to pay that much for them. As much as I love Japanese food, I am not ashamed to admit that I prefer European/Mediterranean cuisine.

    Blindly Beautiful

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    1. I feel your pain, but don't forget to add veggies and fruit to that list of darn expensive. It's very hard to eat healthy over here. And unless it's Japanese food, all other foreign cuisine isn't that great :(

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  5. I miss all the street food in Hong Kong... the snacks on the screens like fishball (haha my name!), and a variety range of other stuff... and good old bubble tea made the right way!

    We do have that in the US, but the taste is just not there....

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    1. Bubble tea? Sounds interesting, please explain.

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    2. >=O you never had bubble tea?!?!? I will meet you 2/3 of the way in Taiwan for some authenic knock your shorts off bubble tea!

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    3. Deal! let's start planning our rendezvous, and the first round of bubble tea is on me :D

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