Monday, September 13, 2010

Why Not to Eat Green Tea Oreos and Other Musings

So, exploring my new town has been an adventure in itself. It has had it's many tears (from getting lost) to its laughter from finding a place that I didn't know existed.

Single Boo and I ventured out to a really cool Asian market. Let me preface to say that if there was such a thing as another life, I would say that in another life, I truly believe I was Asian. I love everything Asian. I love Vietnamese, Chinese, Thai, and Korean food and can eat it, every single day. Since third grade, I've had an attraction to Asian men. (I think Bruce Lee was hot!) So, we went to Uwajimaya, a huge Asian market, to shop. I oohed and ahhhed so many times that management was on alert. I decided to "shop" for things that looked like they could possibly taste good. Here's a look at some of the things that I bought.



(My new addiction is chocolate dipped almond Pockys.)

They even had a wonderful book section. If my daughter hadn't given me "the look" I know for a fact, I would've been pretending to read some of the books on display.

I oohed and ahhhed some more when I got to the frozen food section and then let out a huge Wow! when I got to the seafood display. We're talking a huge aquarium of live fish. How fresh is that? You can literally pick your fish and it will be packed and ready to go within minutes. I couldn't do it though. The fish all seemed to be talking to me all at once. They seemed to say, "Please don't eat me." So, feeling remorseful, I kept walking.

Then, we got to the desserts. I don't care what ethnicity you are...dessert is dessert. My Single Boo and I decided to (she dared me) to buy an Green Tea Oreo Cookie. Can I say, "dessert fail"? I just couldn't past the "green" part. It honestly tasted like chocolate dipped hay. (I'm being honest.)

But all wasn't lost. For dinner, we both had Pho Bo and in spite of it being "instant", it totally hit the spot.

Do you challenge your taste buds? Variety is a spice of life, right?

15 comments:

blueviolet said...

Chocolate dipped hay? That is simply not ok! But browsing through the store would have been a blast!

Mari said...

I love Asian food too. I'm not sure about those oreos though!

Brian Miller said...

green tea oreo...nope...not going to do it...

MissKris said...

Sadly, due to a serious illness in 1999, I no longer have working tastebuds. I could've eaten that Green Tea Oreo no prob, haha! We also have a great Asian mini-mall here in SE, between Division and Powell on SE 82nd Avenue. Or so my daughter tells me. She shops there quite regularly. By the time grocery shopping needs hits me, it's Saturday morning and I just want to get it DONE! I hit Walmart and Fred Meyer and that about does it for me.

Buckeroomama said...

I live in Asia and I've never seen Green Tea Oreos!

My favorite Pocky flavor is strawberry --and I can't believe that I've only just discovered Pocky!!

Angela Cooper said...

OMG you had me cracking up at the fish talking to you. I couldn't imagine picking out the ones I wanted. Though it doesn't seem to bother me with lobster. Glad you are settling in.

Momma Rae and the Deputy said...

love love love asian markets!! could buy everything!!! lol

Momma Rae and the Deputy said...

love love love asian markets!! could buy everything!!! lol

Sheryl said...

Chocolate dipped hay....it made me laugh. You are much more adventuresome then me. I wouldn't have tried it. Only veggies are supposed to be green.

:)

Deidra said...

One day I was headed to lunch with my mind set on a hamburger. I stopped at the light and a truck pulled up with cows in the back headed to...well...you know. One of those cows looked at me through a hole in the side of that truck and that was it. No burger for me!

Kwana said...

I agree with you on the men and the food but I like my dessert chocolate and American ok maybe French too. LOL.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Ya, Green Tea Oreo Cookie would have been a deal breaker for me.

Take your time finding your way around your new city. Pretty soon it will make more sense.

xo jj

Nezzy said...

Heeeehehehe! I love all things dipped in chocolate but honey, I draw the line at 'hay'!

I'll try most anything but two things I will never have again are goat tacos and fish taco...both were eaten south of the border.

Enjoy your day and all your new found goodies!!!

mrstdj said...

I'll try just about anything once. But, I really, really hate anything with green tea in it. You're being nice by calling it hay - I think it taste like old dirt. Chocolate and old dirt? Nope, reminds me of the mudpies we used to make when I was a kid.

Veronica Lee said...

I've never heard of or seen green tea orea over here!

 

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