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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Novice Foodie: A Visit to Jay's International

Posted By on Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 3:15 PM

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After the sushi class I attended a few weeks ago, I knew I wanted to have the ingredients on hand to roll my own sushi. I decided to pay a visit to Jay's International Food Company on South Grand to check out what it had to offer. Since rice is stacked in giant bags in the window, I figured I'd find what I need and probably more, too.

There are several reason to forgo your grocery store's (probably limited) international foods section and hit up Jay's. One, it's undoubtedly cheaper. Trust me on this. Two, you can find all sorts of food items you never knew existed. Three, Jay's is a fascinating place perfectly situated on South Grand, full of character and characters. Four, I'm a big fan of the unintentional comedy provided by foreign foods as typified by the infamous British spotted dick.

Some things are just lost in translation and I feel as though those things are a gift from God meant to share with others.

KELLI BEST-OLIVER
  • Kelli Best-Oliver
For example: cock-flavored soup mix. Never not funny. This is a joke that keeps on giving.

KELLI BEST-OLIVER
  • Kelli Best-Oliver
Boy Scout-brand shrimp paste? Yes, that is a logical pairing.

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