Sunday, March 05, 2006

When being imperfect works in my favour...

Yes it is true that fruit in Japan is quite expensive. You can even find fruit to rival gold prices in big department stores! Even though it is expensive, there is no way I could go two years without buying any. The key is to buy what is in season and to look out for discounts. If that fails, bananas are still the cheapest fruit to buy. The thing with fruit in Japan is that no matter what money you pay, you get perfect, delicious fruit every time. Perfect in colour, texture and shape. The following really surprised me in a local supermarket. The cheapest strawberries available in strawberry season were these... As you can see, the shape is far from perfect. Enough of a reason to mark these beauties down. They were huge and DELICIOUS and luckily, cheap! They were about $4.50 for the punnet. Possibly even better than a regular shaped strawberry. It is like having three strawberries at once. And might I say again, yum!

5 comments:

Turning Japanese said...

I just realised I should have put a cin next to these to show how big they really are. Too late now, they are in my tummy. Lets just say that Japanese strawberries are huge!!!

Turning Japanese said...

oops... That was meant to say coin... You get what I mean though, don't you?

J-girl said...

Lovely pics (not just of the strawberries, but all your new editions today). Oh, and I knew what you meant. ^_^

alex said...

You just made me go and buy strawberries (luckily we have cheapish ones in the shop here). I want funny shaped ones though! I don't think anyone is going to patronise me today, I don't look friendly enough to approach!

Speaka said...

Those are some very nice looking geneticaly-modified strawberries. : )