Tank’s favorite supply depot.

For quite some time I wanted to do a write up about my favorite Japanese super market that we have near by. There are 3 Japanese market places that I know of. 2 of them are on Manhattan, and going there is a pain in the neck. There is no parking there at all, and dragging all the purchases on the train is not a very good option either. So I go to Mitsuwa Marketplace.

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It is not exactly around the corner, though. About 35-40 minutes driving cross Manhattan and you are in New Jersey, another 10 minutes north and I’m in the town of Edgewater, New Jersey, parked in front of Mitsuwa.

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It has everything under one roof: shop, several small cafés, car accessories store, and personal favorite – huge food court.

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Huge selection of miso products. Personally, I mastered cooking soup only.

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Store bentou – a packed lunch box. I reckon it is a far from being a delicacy in Japan, and probably one of the last items in a lunch food selection list. But out here, across Pacific, I consider it a treat.

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Onigiri – rice balls (shaped like triangles, though) with stuffing inside, on the top shelf, yummmmm…
Buy them every time, it’s a pity that they can’t be stored overnight.

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Various pastries sold here as well. Tried Mont Blank keiki – delicious.

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Still desperate to find a Chocolate Cornet, it’s a pity that they don’t bake those here. ^_^

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Various liquors.

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Spotted a bottle of sparkling sake. It was an instant buy. Tried it later on, quite tasty.

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Food court at it’s best. Of you are looking to try an original Japanese convenience food – it’s as close as it can get to a real one.

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Certain attribute of the Japanese food place is a plastic food on display. First time I came here, I was amazed by how realistic food looks.

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Nice view on Manhattan opens up from the food court floor.

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Had a curry rice plate for lunch, that time. Tasted really good,but the one that I cook myself is better, though.

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Every time leaving Mitsuwa I feel a little sad. But there’s always next time, I know that I’ll come back soon.

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