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Grocery shopping

Navigating a foreign supermarket

After a busy week at work the weekend finally arrived and we decided to first do grocery shopping. The apt building runs a shuttle to a big supermarket called Metro. They take us and then wait and hour. Wanted to pick up some food for breakfast and lunch. Huge store which had both food and household items. Wandered the isles trying to figure out what was kind of food it was. No English labels at all except in the cereal aisle, wanted oatmeal but it must not be an Asian food so got Special K. Figured out the milk and got some low fat, decided to skip the sweet milk. Got a couple cans of tuna, lite mayo, some fruit, frozen shrimp and beans and a 6 pack of Pepsi lite (as diet Pepsi is called). You have no idea how hard it is to find diet soda. Spent $30 which is more than I spent on eating out all week but now I have some alternatives for lunch and don't have to go scrounging for food.

I was good and didn't by any snack food, skipped the Pringles with seaweed flavor. Don't think we have that flavor in the USA.

This was actually very interesting experience.

Posted by mboggs 05:39 Tagged in shopping hanoi grocery

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