While we were grocery shopping in Spinneys, we were greeted by the bright new corner with lots of Japanese kanji and a beaming promo lady talking in Japanese to my husband. “Nihon kara no kudamono, dozo! (Fruits from Japan!)”. We got near that corner and checked out the array of goods. Amazing! I wondered if the fruits tasted the same after that long journey.
I reached out for an apple because after more than a year in Dubai, the apples I had in Japan is still unbeatable in my opinion. My eyeballs nearly popped out.
Apples from the US, France and China are sold here at US$2.00 maximum per kilo. However, the beloved ‘apple of my eye’ Sekaichi costs US$36, Shinano Gold at US$30!
Here’s more, Pristine’s favorite mikan, or Japanese Mandarin Oranges, that seedless, succulent and very sweet orange was there as well, sitting on its glory at US$24.
Oh, while I was there, I also erased my craving for sweet potatoes and I will pass on cooking Japanese food with these root crops.
I know by heart that these fruits and vegetables tastes really good and I badly miss them, but, no thanks!!