I went shopping today with Elly Bunzendahl and Freya Katkowsky (JCMU English teacher),
and had my first taste of mochi (see
more details on mochi). A
street vendor was selling hot mochi, and I posed for a photo.
The friendly lady then took our picture
(me (blinking), Elly Bunzendahl). That was my first taste of mochi; now I'm
quite fond of the stuff.
In the store (AL PLAZA, I'll get more pictures of it later),
I found that the shopping carts
(me, Freya Katkowsky) are much cooler than American carts. Each wheel
on the cart moves in all directions, and rotates independently of the others. So, you
can move, spin, or slide the cart in any direction at any time.
They're smaller than American carts,
but they do have a place for two baskets (which are the same baskets as the
hand baskets, so they're removable).
I didn't get as many pictures of the different foods as I would have liked
(I'll go back and get more -- I was too busy shopping), but I did get a picture
of some tako. See if you can guess what the Japanese word "tako" means.
Here's the photo. It's good stuff! It doesn't really
have that much flavor.