Week four of the now definitely traditional post uni Asian grocery store random food challenge.
We discussed the reality of me needing to continue this challenge on my blog. It may celebritise me. It probably won’t. Especially with my amateur photos.
We enlisted another member into this challenge. She suggested I add another layer onto the challenge and blindold myself. But after last week’s crispy seaweed disaster, I need to go into the store fully informed. Plus I hate the feeling of being blindfolded.
It was a bit of a blur in the store. So much to look at. I’m like a Kelpie dog – always excited, always on the go, always looking out for things. These were a few of the items at the front of the store!
We had 13 minutes between getting out of class and catching the train. I desperately wanted Lord of the Fries but it would compromise the random food challenge.
So instead I thought long and hard about wanting ikin billis. I had the vision, I had the drive, and I came out of the store with ikin billis chips. Ikin billis are fried anchovies. Absolutely wonderful!
I made a grand statement: ‘I want to go to a costume party as anchovy woman’. I don’t really. Because it means I won’t get to wear my bear suit. We all know bears don’t eat anchovies.
I also bought Pocky. It’s like a skinny biscuit, looks a bit like a sparkler (fire cracker thing) that has crushed almonds covered in chocolate. A bit like a sweet pretzel. I was assured that Pocky is ‘actually really nice’. And it was! Chocolate i not really my thing, but Pocky was tasty and pleasing.
And lychee juice. Better than dragonfruit. A million times better than young coconut drink. Best drink so far!
Three out of three deliciousness!
Quote of the night: ‘I can’t open your anchovies, there’s too much transfat on my fingers’.
There’s so much to do in this venture that I was finding it hard to juggle the wonderful finds with my taking photos on iPhone in the midst of so much laughing.
I tried to recruit a new member into our challenge – my fellow train passenger who I asked to open my ikin billis (but he couldn’t) and he said NO! He’s missing out of the fun.
Again, I laughed and laughed.
Next week our uni topic is qualitative and quantitative research. Our method of choosing the Asian grocery foods will be completely random!