a gift from h-kun's okaasan (mom). perfect looking musk melon. expensive. and tastey. the box is equally as appealing.
and lots of it. h-kun's family usually provides us with our rice. but we ran out. and we are planning on joining a genmai (brown rice) co-op soon. i've been trying to hold out until we can get some from one of the two previous places. or both. but poor h-kun is struggling. so i broke down and bought some white stuff today.
how to choose rice at a supermarket in japan. head to the rice aisle. choose the size of bag you want. 2 kg. 5 kg. most of the rice packaging has a map on it. that tells you where in japan it is from. based on your knowledge of rice and rice growing locations, choose the appropriate bag. and don't worry about the price too much. it is all expensive. well, that is what the locals do. i'm not local. therefore i have my own method. watch what the lady in front of you chooses. after she leaves the aisle ... choose the same rice. the pink on the bag may have also influenced today's decision.
and lots of other sugoku oishii (really delicious) food.
this arrived in the mail yesterday. thanks to a friend's recommendation. the pictures make me want to quit my job. and cook japanese food. all day. i'm serious.