Monday, 22 September 2008

How do you say 'Doh!' in Japanese?

I was so pleased with myself when I found this book in Hay-on-Wye. I've wanted to try some Japanese cooking for a while and this book seemed to promise success. However, on closer inspection at home, I found the book is published by The Japan Times 'to introduce foreign residents in Japan to the pleasures of Japanese home cooking'. While this is all very nice, it means that the ingredient lists contain a lot of things not available here in the UK. Doh!

This of course led to some frantic googling (or 'google whacking' as we call it). I found several online Japanese Food stores. Most notably Mount Fuji. As well as Japanese cooking ingredients, the stores sell cooking utensils, sushi dishes, bento boxes, and much more. Here's a selection:

1. Mini Japanese Tea House £1.99,
Bento Box in lacquer wear £22.62,
Japanese Women Don't Get Old or Fat £12.00,
Hello Kitty Face Towel £4.99,
Chopsticks £1.49 for one pair.

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