I forgot how different it is to shop for groceries here in Korea. The labels are foreign, the contents are often a mystery, and you're never quite certain if that's dish soap or hand soap that you're taking home.
When I spent the better part of a morning grocery shopping last week, it all came back to me. I found myself squinting at the labels and sale tags in bewilderment.
Hmmm, which soy sauce should I get? Your guess is as good as mine.
The cheese section was sad. No cheddar to be found. The case held a variety of specialty cheeses, and the (oddly) standard shredded mozzerella and American cheese singles.
Blech. A trip to Costco is in our near future.
In the midst of the foreign items, I found some things I was familiar with. These....
I even found black beans!
There were eleven cans on the shelf. I bought them all.