Jul 26, 2010

The Chinese chicken.

In the Northwest Asian supermarkets are quite numerous. Kelly has never been to one, so it was time to open her eyes to a whole new world. We walked into a place called Super H. What the 'H' stands for is anyone's guess.

I was disappointed that they didn't bang a gong when we walked through the doors. Instead they had a sound system and monitor at the front for sale that played Asian top 40 hits.

The place stunk of seafood and almost had a scent like that of a pet store, which is funny when you think about it. They had quite the selection of fish and I was reminded of Pike's Place Market. The prices were reasonable, but some of the packaging was not in English so we had no idea what the product actually was. The aisles were packed and narrow with many cheery folk who enjoyed good savings on produce and the like. The loudspeakers played songs from the Beach Boys to Depeche Mode.

We noticed that we were but a few of the only white people there. I guess we're not their target, but given all the good deals there I'll be sure to be back.

"Horsemeat in many European and Asian countries is consumed as a delicacy." - Elton Gallegly


wigsf said...

So the Chinese food store smelled like a pet store... some racist jokes just write themselves.

Claire said...

I love looking around the stores in Chinatown - too scared to purchase anything though. Lord knows what I'd wind up bringing home!