Saturday, January 31, 2015

Chinese New Year

I went shopping for fresh ramen noodles today while Gioia was at play practice. The internet directed me to a Vietnamese grocery store on the north side of the city. While they did not actually have fresh ramen noodles, I got a close substitute. I wonder if my sources knew the difference after all or if they were just out today....

Even though this was a Vietnamese store, they were in full spring festival regalia. Perhaps it is easier to get Chinese New Year merchandise than Tet supplies?  Either way it was a nice reminder of the upcoming holiday. I stocked up on banners, baozi and potstickers. I also got some large ramen bowls for an absolute steal. People were so nice to the lady with the baby on her chest, even though she was (strangely) taking pictures of the fish.

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