After perusing the seemingly endless aisles of cookies, crackers, teas, spices and everything else you can imagine, we stroll down another favorite section full of goods from the Middle East, Indonesia, France, Italy, Japan and many other countries. I always grab a box of Droste cocoa if we’re running low, one of my favorites (although to be completely honest, I initially bought it for the beautiful illustration on the packaging). Some other gems from this aisle are the Darbo rose hip jam and bottles of rose water and orange blossom water, which are great for livening iced tea and cocktails.
No trip is complete without a quick look through all of the kitchen and household items, full of ceramic bowls, soup spoons, cleavers, chopsticks, bamboo steaming baskets, sticky rice baskets, tea party supplies, bamboo plants. Don’t forget one of those handy coconut punch tools on the aisle’s end-cap so you can open that fresh coconut with your lunch!
By this point I am really ready for my sandwich. At checkout, they give you a ticket to pick up your lunch (this is the way it works if you did not bring cash or if, like us, are saving that cash for a sweet sticky rice-filled coconut waffle on your way out). Hungry with anticipation and for our lunch, we go and pick up our sandwiches and grab a waffle on the way out. I hope you will check out this gem for yourself and enjoy it as much as our family does!