Tuesday, January 22, 2008
INTERNATIONAL FOOD MARKET - JAPANESE
International food markets are just so inspiring to me. The way they respect their food; always arranged so beautifully, and everything is so fresh. And you can always find neat stuff your local white bread grocery would never have. This weekend we went to the Japanese market. I love their pretty seafood, their interesting vegetables and the deal you can get on dried mushrooms is amazing!
This was from their food court. They love their plastic food displays, but I have to admit it is nice to be able to see what the food you've never heard of and can't pronounce looks like before you order it. :)
I also am addicted to their dishes. Always handmade, interesting shapes and the beautiful glazing. The colors are usually always in a neutral tone, whether it's browns and tans or brighter hues, like blues and greens of the ocean. They can be quite expensive too... but when you consider they are all handmade, it's expected. It's all part of their love of food thing I guess. Even the dishes get respect. :)