Saturday, March 08, 2008

Japanese Ichigo Amaou Strawberries

Ichigo Amaou

The Japanese fruit section at Isetan's basement in Singapore always amazes me, be it the S$80 (US$53) melons or the gigantic yet beautifully colored apples individually wrapped in foam padding. Today they were selling S$29 (US$19) stashes of strawberries, apparently flown in from Fukuoka, if I read it correctly. Yep, at only eight strawberries per packet, that's S$3.60 (US$2.40) per strawberry. They sure looked and smelled good. Given our recent experience with Japanese melon, I had a feeling that they would taste good too. So I took the plunge with the most expensive bunch of berries that I'd ever bought in my life.

Yes, they were good. They were almost the best that a strawberry could be. Every single bite of these gigantic things was tremendously juicy, sweet, and ripe, as if someone had filtered out all of those duds that one often gets in those square green plastic baskets and left only the best pieces. Was it worth S$29? I wouldn't go that far...as sweet as these things were, I was actually hoping for something even sweeter (I suppose that one of its virtues was that it was delicate). Well, I do look forward to my next slice of Japanese melon though...that stuff just completely blows me away.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

have you tried doner kebab at shiraz mazzeh. it's not ebeneezers, but i'm elated that we finally have something here that's getting closer.

mama bok said...

Yes. they are good.. but i'm so el cheapo.. to eat them often. hhaha!!

kuro.shiro.neko said...

in hokkaido where some species of melon are grown, if you go to the farm or fruit promotion board, they give you one full slice for sampling! yummy and juicy...