Today, just before the torrential downpour, I walked through Soho to Sunrise Mart on Broome Street to stock up on my favorite Japanese foods. There’s a little Japanese store in Astoria, too, but I had other errands in Soho. I’ve decided to start making my own sushi rolls for weekday lunches to save time, especially since if I don’t bring lunch, there’s no guarantee I’ll make an effort to eat at work.
Nori sheets to make sushi to take to work
Bamboo sushi-rolling mat
Matcha for drinks and desserts
A huge pickled daikon, shown above after I sliced it
Wheat-free low-sodium Tamari
A red bean cake I ate in the store’s cafe section
Detox foot pads (not convinced they’ll do anything, but they were there and I’m curious)
Dried anchovies as a snack, and possible lunchbox treat when dressed with chili and sesame oil
Mmm. But even after all that shopping, I got home and realized I was down to 1/2 cup sushi rice and 1 tablespoon rice vinegar. I used them to make one asparagus and radish roll, and now I need to re-stock. Which is fine – I love grocery shopping!
494 Broome Street
New York, NY 10013