Gobo Chips with Seven Spice Powder

Brand: Sozai Found at: Bokkusu   This is the most hipster thing I think I’ve ever eaten and I LOVE IT. I’m a dyed-in-the-wool hipster, after all; how could I not?   And as a hipster extraordinaire, I can attest that gobo is possibly the most absurd of the obscure Japanese vegetables. There’s just nothing... Continue Reading →

Rhubarb and Custards

Brand: Morrison’s Cost: £ 0.70 Brand: Morrison’s   This is a quality old lady purse candy. So much so, that it feels wrong just having the box sitting on my desk. It belongs in a carpetbag slung over a walker belonging to a white-haired Southern lady in a pillbox hat and gloves. The kind of... Continue Reading →

Foot of a Mount Hakone Black Tea

Brand: Kanagawa Ken Noukyo Chagyo Center Found at: Bokkusu Region: Kanagawa     Japanese tea is amazing and you can’t convince me otherwise. There are so many varieties with such a broad range of flavors that you can spend a lifetime and still only drink a tiny fraction of the tea that is out there.... Continue Reading →

Veggie Jerky

Brand: Kings Cost: £2.50 Found at: Morrison's   I don’t hate this at all. Looks like jerky, tastes like jerky – I’d eat this again. I will eat this again. It’s sweet and peppery and they even got the stringy texture right. Sure, it’s not a perfect meat substitute, but who cares? It tastes good.... Continue Reading →

Quiche Lorraine

Brand: Morrisons Cost: £0.50 Found At: Morrisons   In this time of uncertainty, I am the queen of discount deli food.   For the past three weeks, the supermarkets have been pillaged for essentials: bread, eggs, flour, rice, pasta. Anything that will help get you through a pandemic or a hurricane has been whisked away... Continue Reading →

Sakura Mochi

Brand: Marusantamakiya Found At: Bokkusu Region: Nagano   It’s been a long, cold, wet winter here in Scotland. Storm after storm has pelted us with rain, and wind, and hail. Living next to a popular club, I spent many a dreary evening sitting at the bay window with my neighbors and watching young people in... Continue Reading →

Green Tea

Cost: £1.80 Brand: Mr. Kon Found at: University of Glasgow Vending Machines I've been had. I genuinely thought I was getting my favourite brand of bottled tea, Oi Ocha. 'How lucky!' I delighted when I saw it in the vending machine. 'Who would have thought that I'd find my favourite tea brand in my own... Continue Reading →

Yogurt Gummies

Brand: Sugimoto Found at: Bokkusu   I hate it. I get it. But I hate it.   Yogurt is just spoiled milk that we’ve tricked ourselves into being able to digest. I’m ok with that – it’s not as if most dairy products are much better, and everyone here knows how much I love dairy.... Continue Reading →

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