Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Oriental stash


When Sunshine and I first came house-hunting to Bristol, we came across an oriental supermarket while navigating a one-way system near Redcliff. This was quite an exciting thing as I was wondering where I was going to get my favourite supplies from, as the only other Oriental supermarket I'd come across was on Madebymilla - and it was bit farther away than I wanted ... but the Redcliff one was within walking distance of our new place.

So yesterday I went out walking trying my best to remember landmarks - I walked all the way down a one way street, and then up the parallel one and finally found the place. Oh yes... a south-east-asian foodie's heaven. I bought all sorts, including the stash above - Thai fish sauce, oyster sauce, coconut milk, and my absolute favourite south-east-asian sweety/junkfood: Asam Jawa - otherwise known as 'sugar coated tamarind with chili' ... oh yessssss... love my tamarind ... and this brand turned out to be quite good too. HappyMithi :)

Also got a couple of steamers and made sure they stocked my favourite Malaysian sweet chili sauce - Linggam's - and they DID! What a surprise that something so Malaysian can be found all the way here in good 'ol Brizzle! Unfortunately though, they haven't got my preferred brand of chili oil - infact there was only one place back in London that did it. I guess I'm just going to have to stock up on my next trip ...

Hmmm... do I see a pattern of 'chili' products here? .... Hmmm...

4 comments:

sharm said...

hi mithi! i did exactly the same in oslo, trawl the streets until i found 'my' ingredients. isn't it funny, the ways we find to make ourselves at home? for now there is a turkish grocers (with substantial thai/indian lines) downstairs in our building and even better, a vietnamese takeaway place round the corner has opened a large supermarket bit - and they are open till 11pm! enjoy your new home and city. i am sure you will.

caseytoussaint said...

Mithi, it's nice to hear from you again! You did a lovely job with colored pencils here - good luck in Bristol, I'll be looking forward to hearing about your creative journey again.

Lynn said...

This is a great sketch! I love the little panda bear.

suzanne said...

Yum...I'm thinking these ingredients can lead to some pretty exciting meals.