Are there any Asian stores where you live?
Do you shop there – and have this moment :What’s this for? How do I use it??
…. you’re not alone. Me, Japanese, gets lost too!
Think it’s funny?? Even I, Japanese is Asian, I can’t read Thai / Vietnamese / Korean language. I can barely guess some Chinese but normally have no idea what it means.
So when I go to Asian Store, I always get confused.
Soooo many rice noodles… I don’t know the difference…. and a lot of interesting food that I want to try, but I just don’t know what to buy and how to use.
But I get happy surprised when my Japanese friend tells me some food is same as we use in Japan! (For example, Agar – called in Thai, it’s jelly-like vegetable gelatin, is Kanten 寒天 in Japanese! Now I can make Milk Kanten.)
They’re just written in a different language and different package.
Have you had this happy moment, that you find out some food is same as your home country!? (and surprised)