Shopping Spree at Angel Seafoods, Montreal
We just got back from the big sale at Angel Seafood. It was exciting! More than a store, you get to shop in a kind of warehouse where every single product has just arrived from Japan. All the staff during the sale was Japanese, as were 90% of the customers. Prices were wholesale prices, and the variety…just wow!
We came home with mochi (holiday rice sweet), frozen sanma (pacific saury, my favorite kind of fish), huge quantities of nori and wakame seaweed for extremely low prices, a ton of udon, impossible-to-find-abroad frozen ramen noodles, entire frozen squids, lovely mackarel, salmon roe, gobou, mozuku seaweed (another thing we’d never seen outside Japan) sake kasu (sake lees), aburaage for inarizushi, the biggest bottle of okonomiyaki sauce I ever saw for really cheap, a gallon jug of kikkoman soy sauce and a kg. bag of katakuriko (potato starch)…all kinds of things you never find in Canada.
We now have ingredients to keep putting new recipes on the blog for another month. It was great fun. And the sale runs through tomorrow, so do drop by if you have a chance. But be sure to bring a Japanese friend: the experience is certain to utterly baffle you if you can’t read Japanese labels.