May 1, 2011

In Praise of Santoku

The Myogadani branch of Santoku, a supermarket chain. Owing to the fairly high foreign population in the area, their products are quite diverse -- they may sell twenty different kinds of miso, but they also have generally hard-to-find foreign food produts such as frozen turkey and cottage cheese. 

But I was most impressed when I saw the items in the photo above. Aloe vera is easy to find (just take a plant from someone's garden), but rhubarb is rarely eaten in Japan, and is not even particularly well-known. But Micro Tom tomatoes and zucchini flowers? I'd be surprised to see these in any supermarket in the world.   

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