Tagliatelle Alla Bolognese And The Co$t Of Food
I hear you. Asian food items here are a bit more expensive than back home but not ridiculously high. What's expensive right now are crab meat and red bell pepper!! Crab meat was about US$7 for half a pound (gag) and a red bell pepper cost me almost US$3. You bet I made my family each every sliced bell pepper on their plate!!
Can you stock up on some items from here when you return this month? Or are most of the ingredients you need fresh?
Sri: Whoa, that is expensive, especially the bell peppers. Why is it so? Are they seasonal?
SIG: And which little bird told you we are returning home this month? LOL. If there are no glitches, we are flying back to the Dutch nest for a visit. I will be buying pandan leaves and a couple of dry ingredients required for Malay and Peranakan dishes.
Here in Moscow, even if you had the money, there's pathetically little Asian foodstuff to buy. Tropical fruits cost a bomb. Eg a papaya costs about S$20, I bought a pineapple once (for CNY) for $40. Even fruits like strawberries are terribly expensive, S$20 a punnet. One dragonfruit is $10. A few blackish-skin rambutans, $10! I haven't even come to vegetables...yes, I could go on and on and on....
SIG, you are not mistaken. We did think of making a pit stop in Singapore and then head on home but changed our minds in the end.Post a Comment