Today let me give you a tour to a typical chinese supermarket where some people do groceries shopping… just some because the vast majority of people don’t go to supermarket for daily groceries, but to local markets where fresh produces are fresher and cheaper. That will be my next post 😉 stay tune!
Shanghai street view
outside of Carrefour (today’s tour location)
no no no, we’re not in Paris, it’s just a painting.
Inside the supermarket. Dim sum’s section
肉松 (dry processed pork meat, usually accompanied by rice porridge)
these are typical shanghainese breakfast items…. not very healthy though, they’re all fried.
chinese “pancakes” (right), fried veggie dim sum (left)
大饼 (baked pancake, they come in salty and sweet flavors)
and more…. I don’t know what are these (left) 😳
these are slices of a big “pizza” made with green onions, very tasty.
麻球 fried sticky rice filled with aduki bean paste and covered by sesame seeds
麻花 fried sweet dough
a big variety of pickles, usually made with veggies (radish, cucumber are the most typical ones)
soy derivatives section. Notice that there’s much more than tofu
these are all made from soy
tofu (left), soy wrap (middle), fried tofu bags (right)
big selection of smoked tofu
dry seafood section
dry sea cucumber, dry shrimp, dry fish
dry fish as snack
fruit section. These on the right are cane sugar
these are my favorite fruit in china: big pomelos! 😀
As you can see, there’s a big selection of everything. That’s because chinese people give great importance to daily meals. Food in China is cheap, varied and tasty. Yeah~ Taste is perhaps what chinese people value the most in food… more than its nutritional value.
Hope you enjoy this mini tour to the supermarket, I’ll make another tour through local market. 🙂
Q: What’s the aspect that you value the most when choosing food?