-Cycle 2, Item 026-
31 (Mon) January 2011
Assorted Nigiri Sushi
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with Lee HS, Yun YH,
and various members of Backcountry Camping
On Day 3, dinner was an impromptu scrounge-fest of various ready-to-go sushi and sashimi (and spaghetti) packages purchased at the supermarket and consumed on the premises at the tables in the back corner of the store. With a departure time of 18:30, requiring us to check in by 17:30, we didn't have any time to sit down for anything more formal before leaving, and logistical issues would prevent us from getting something to eat together as a group after arriving back in Korea. So, we took advantage of the well-stocked sushi/sashimi section in the supermarket where we'd shopped for groceries since Day 1.
The best part of grocery shoppping in Japan: the liquor aisle. In addition to an expansive selection of premium sake, the store also had ample inventories and varieties of soju (both Japanese and Korean), whisky (both Japanese and Scotch), and of course beer (mostly Japanese). I scored a bottle of 10-year-old Yamazaki Single Malt at 3,400 yen for my collection back home.
Still, my first food experience in Japan overall was interesting throughout. I can't wait to go back.