Saturday, June 11, 2011

Japantown, SF

We stopped in Japantown to shop at Daiso Japan (a $1.50 store in the US and the largest 100-yen chain in Japan).  As usual, I started looking looking in other shop windows.

These are decorative canisters of different teas.

Cute teapot-for-one with a canister of tea

Then I spotted this little cupcake in the Cako Bakery window

There were more cupcakes

Really, probably a couple hundred cupcakes in the window!

A window with lots of teeny tiny hard candies

A display of pretty wooden Kokeshi dolls

 Lauren with a huge Totoro in a bookstore (iPhone picture)

Lani with pickled kimchee in a Korean market

Lots of pickled kimchee items!

Baby crabs in kimchee

Mushroom chowder, ready for a pot

Teddy bought 4 packages of kimchee and spam fried rice.  The ground red chili peppers in kimchee turn the entire dish red-orange.  Really, it's not as hot or spicy as it looks. You're missing out if you haven't tried kimchee fried rice.  If you're feeling adventurous, you can find a recipe and cooking instructions here.


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