In case you didn't know, the Chinese New Year is upon us. Saturday morning I ran into the International District (I. D.) to hit Uwajimaya. Wasn't looking for anything in particular, just browsing. But I did find some delicious items.
It's the year of the snake but you can always find dragons in the I. D. Uwajimaya is a Japanese name and it's mainly a Japanese market but it's also a much broader Asian market. Not to mention you can get plenty of items from other parts of the world. In many ways, it's like any other grocery store. It has Cheerios and Pepsi and peanut butter. It even has Sicilian olive oil. What's disappointing about this olive oil is that I meant to buy it but after I shot the picture, I turned and walked away. The short-term memory is already deteriorating.
They have a huge seafood section featuring fresh and frozen fish. They have live lobsters and crabs, clams and oysters. Even steamed octopus. They even have the horribly ugly geoduck. If you are not familiar with this creature, then Google it. I know it's supposed to taste wonderful and I bet it does. If I ever have the chance to try it I will. But I just don't want to look at it.
Then there is the red bean bun. Red bean anything really. I just love it. Sweetened adzuki beans inside a sweet baked or steamed bun. Buns with sweetened sweet potato are also delicious. Misu needed to have a smell but was immediately run off. It's just too tempting to a cat to sit and watch me take pictures of food. They always get into at least one shot.
The fresh produce section includes food from all over the world. Not sure what these are. Again, I forgot. I usually take a shot of the sign telling you what you're looking at. Forgot to do that too.