I was looking at the Bento Box pictures and other photos on Flickr that made me really wish we had a better Chinatown here in Orlando. I was thinking about the Bento Box idea a lot – and then on Monday we were downtown for a shoot and there is a new restaurant called the Bento Cafe! We have been there twice already and I love the Boba tea. Then I was going to run over to the only Asian supermarket I knew of in Orlando that is pretty small – but I decided to look online before I left and it turns out we have a HUGE place not far from our house! It is called 1st Oriental Supermarket and it is the size of a regular grocery store. They had so much – I went a little nuts buying stuff.
I didn’t take a picture yet – but the most “odd” thing I got was duck eggs. I’ll keep you posted on those.
They had a huge selection of fresh and live fish. Check it out:
The selection of aloe juices was endless. I got one – not this kind though:
Would you drink this?
Lots of canned exotic fruits like Lychees, Mangosteen and Rambutan:
Did you know Kirin doesn’t just make beer? They make yummy green tea and apple juice!
We had to try this instant sizzling rice:
I was excited to make my own Boba or “Bubble” tea. Instead of the usual brown balls, I got these fun rainbow ones:
You don’t see them as well in the green tea, but they taste the same. Yum!
We also bought a Lychee tree for the backyard, some green tea and sweet rice. The sweet rice is soaking now – it takes 12 hours. We will have it for dinner tonight!