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Saturday, April 22, 2023

Grocery & Prepared Food Shopping

Aloha Everyone,

Today we went to Ralph’s Supermarket to purchase fresh fruits and veggies. J.J. and I came out with 5 large shopping bags full of our favorite produce. As always, my eyes are bigger than my stomach and ended up purchasing more than we could consume in one week.

Our second stop was Tokyo Central, a Japanese supermarket where J.J. likes to get a few Japanese bentos (prepared food boxes). Prior to our long stay in the Philippines, these two supermarket shopping used to be below $50 each. Now after nearly 5 months, we are paying 10-20% more including for such staples as fresh milk, fresh meat and fish. 

We are fortunate that our monthly set budget has room to expand. I feel for those shoppers who are rummaging the “for sale” items of “short expiration dates” food or perishable goods with “reduced for quick sale” signs.

Our dinner plates have an abundance of fresh veggies, eggs and lamb with Hummus on toast. The food are simple but healthy homemade meals.

Aloha -- Cathi