Thursday, January 25, 2007

What's in My Basket

One trip to H Mart on January 13th:
2 avocados
3 Chinese eggplant
large bundle Swiss chard
4 bunches green onion
2 blocks fried bean curd
1 savoy cabbage
40 fresh thai peppers
3 baby napa cabbage
1 package hon-shimeji mushrooms
5 large cucumbers
1 large package rosemary
5 limes
2 lb green beans
2 lb bananas
1/4 lb snow peas
1 large (very fresh!!) knob ginger
1 lb fresh strawberries (only 99 cents!)
1 large package dried shiitake mushrooms
2 instant ramen
1 lb package crab stick (for sushi)
2 lb bag cellophane noodles
1 pack rice stick noodles
1 pack vegetable noodles
1 pack bean thread noodles
8 oz pickled ginger
1 package yogurt chew candy
1 bottle oyster sauce
1 bag panko
1 lb frozen squid
1 lb frozen mussels
1 large bottle rice vinegar
5 lb sushi rice
1 large bottle dark soy sauce
1 large bottle rice cooking wine
1 package shiitake and tomato noodles
2 packages nori
1 lb frozen masago (for sushi)
1 large bag frozen vegetable dumplings
1 large bag frozen mixed seafood dumplings
1 large bag frozen pork and chive dumplings
32 oz jar kimchee
1 bag tapioca pearls (for bubble tea)
1 large bag green tea mix for bubble tea
12 pack Coke

All for $103.

I didn't take pictures of what I bought (that's a picture of frozen sea squirts up top that I snapped in the store) but you can see what I made either entirely with ingredients I bought at H Mart or where a item from this trip was a main ingredient: Sushi rolls (twice!), focaccia bread, chinese eggplant/green bean stir fry, dumpling dipping sauce, kimchee rice, bubble tea, Schezuan Mussels with Eggplant , Cuba Libre cupcakes, chinese style stuffed cabbage, sesame marinated steak and some things I didn't post: homemade pork sausage patties, stir fried rice with fried tofu/veggies, biscuits with green onions, scrambled eggs w/green onions, and soba noodles with sesame seeds and snow peas.

We haven't had to go back to the store yet!