Saturday, June 02, 2007

It's like a whole different country!
DH and I felt like exploring this afternoon.
So we decided to check out the new Asia World Market down the street. Inside there are several shops (Chinese herbs, Crepes 4 U, Asian Phone Mart, Porcelain, Alterations, Videos) and a very large market.

It took me a while to get my camera out because I was so dumbfounded. The dried (?) meat section had styrofoam trays of sea cucumbers, pork liver, pig ear slices.
The bottled drinks looked safer.
Even though the yellow and red cans remind me of Penzoil, these were all fruit and/or tea flavored.
They had espresso, cappucino, lattes, and chai in cans. The brands are "Hello Boss" and "Mr. Brown."
What surprised us about these was the packaging. The top was like a regular pull-tab "soda" can. But the main part of the container, shaped JUST like an aluminum can, was clear plastic. Cool.
The product name seems to be Exotic Ice Cream. The flavor would be Falooda Kulfi.
Falooda is popular in Pakistan. It seems to be a drink thickened with "vermicelli" noodles. Kulfi is seems to be the generic word for ice cream. It is usually flavored with nuts and spices. If you enlarge the photo, you'll see that these were made by Deep Foods in New Jersey.
Wouldn't you love to imbibe some Poetry of Taste? I don't know if it is carbonated or not. The common ingredient was carrot juice... from concentrate. It came combined with orange or peach, and possibly others.

We also saw Frozen Dinners with Mexican Style food and Japanese or Korean labeling. It was, um, dis-orienting.

The Tiger is my totem, so I took a liking to the Tiger Lager. It has been around since the 1930's. In Singapore!
I wonder why we don't have Bison Beer or Buffalo Ale.

Their fish was so fresh it was ALIVE! These are Tilapia.
They were way cuter than the Catfish.

This crab seemed to believe the water was better on the other side of the pump. From my angle, it didn't look like there was going to be room for him to get through.

DH thought the crabs, lobsters, crayfish and other spiny things looked like aliens.

Starship Troopers anyone?

This was off to the side of the store and out of the way. Which initially made me think it might be bird seed. Nope. Five Grain Rice. Boy are there a lot of kinds and mixes of rise. And none of them were Uncle Ben's.

1 comment:

Lori Witzel said...

I think I need some Poetry of Taste.

I love wild, un-focus-group-tested, "it's because the boss liked it" package design. Thanks for sharing these!