The trip to Tesco last night was too much fun not to share. So, come with me on a photo journey of a Thai Wal-Mart!
First off, the item that caused me to finally whip out my camera:
A completely different set of advertising priorities at work!
Next, a trip down the snack aisle. I always enjoy seeing what different chip flavors there are in other countries...
...but these sound really strange! Fruity Pringles?!
Gum flavors can sound strange, too:
Now this aisle's contents might seem strange:
But it's just referring to these:
which you can buy to donate to a monk in exchange for blessings.
You can also pick up some incense in bulk, since you're going to the wat anyway:
Nearby, in the beauty aisle, you'll notice that the main adjectival promise on all of the products is "Whitening"
But they do have some favorites from my childhood:
On to produce!
You've got your lychees and rambutans
Whatever this fruit is...
(Rachel? Miranda? Do you know?)
Which are also available in juice form:
There's some pre-packaged meals for your convenience,
but I'm not sure what those contents are.
More types of soy sauce than we have types of ketchup in America:
Peanut Butter, for those with Western tastes:
And more Pocky flavors than I've ever seen!
Want something sweet for a treat?
Or maybe something savory from this aisle:
That's where I found out what they do with the parts my parakeets didn't eat:
After seeing all of this, you may be surprised to hear that I didn't purchase any of those things. I did, however, buy one of these:
so I can try Thai cooking at home using a tool I got in Thailand.
I'll be going back to Tesco next Thursday, though, so if you want any of the things you see up above, place your orders now!
Of course I recognize it! That's dragon fruit. They have a crazy black and white interior, but I think they aren't supposed to be that great. You're killing me with the mangosteens, by the way. We do have the juice here in the US. That's the only legal way to sell it here, but I haven't tried that either. The flesh is supposed to be part of the goodness.ReplyDelete
Thank you, thank you for the Tesco pics! As you know, I love to take pics/vids in foreign grocery stores. Love the monk pails. We used to eat dried cuttlefish in elementary school in Hawaii -- kinda like seafood jerky.ReplyDelete
Why don't we get Pringles flavors like that here?! Lame!!!ReplyDelete
One of my favorite posts. I had no idea what that fruit was...I would have told you to ask Rachel...and I would have been right. :)ReplyDelete
P.S. I just bought a slicer EXACTLY like that on the same day you did! Whoa. Weird.ReplyDelete