Week 17- Amber

Cheater, cheater- that’s me this week. Well, sort of. I’m using another iphone photo- but not by choice. My DSLR was in the shop getting the camera focus to match the lens focus…or something like that? I’m not really sure except it hasn’t been focusing the way I want it to for sometime and the shop said they knew what the problem was and how to fix it! Score! It is back in my hands as of tonight, so hopefully this will be my last iphone photo for a while! 🙂

This past weekend my husband and I went on a date! A dinner and a movie date- something we haven’t done since we moved here. We had a little extra time between dinner and the movie so we decided to hit Emart- the grocery store/all purpose store/Korean Walmart-ish Target-ish store. I could spend hours in the grocery section, staring at all of the different foods. On this night we did a quick loop and saw live fish in tanks, packaged up octopus, and my favorite of the night- the seaweed bar. Complete with what I assume to be different seasonings. I am a little mystified by this seaweed bar- is it really seaweed? Do they just eat it? Dry it? Put it on rice? Cook with it? And I think my most pressing question is – what would be the American equivalent of this in our grocery store? The seaweed bar is to a Korean grocery store as the ___________ (fill in the blank) is to an American grocery store. Thoughts?

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  • Pete - When we visited Nathan & Theresa this spring, they had some really fresh abalone, like still in the shell and moving around fresh, at the E-Mart in P’yongtaek.ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth - Bulk grain bins? Olive bars?ReplyCancel

  • Audra - My first thought was olive bar. But I bet either a salad bar or a cheese section is a more universal equivalent. Only the higher-end grocery stores I’ve visited have olive bars (sadly), whereas I seem to be able to get some sort of lettuce and tomatoes in a styrofoam container anywhere I go.ReplyCancel