supermarket shopping in tokyo – Jul17 W2

Sorry, no picture this week so enjoy this picture of Tokyo at night instead. I can’t remember exactly what I bought but it included flour, bananas, garlic, ginger and milk.

It was a lot cheaper this week as you can see, as we hardly needed anything.  It’s still a lot of money though!

july totals

  • Week 1: ¥16,174
  • Week 2: ¥2,684

what did we eat?

Sunday: Pasta with an avocado kind of pesto and mozzarella.

Monday: General Tso’s Cauliflower leftovers with rice.  It tasted really nice after it had been left a couple of days.

Tuesday: Pasta with tomato sauce.   ...

supermarket shopping in tokyo – Jul17 W1

This fine lot cost us ¥7,184 which is steep.  We did manage to get a few yellow stickers but still…  You should know that in Japan your supermarket shopping can cost you more than you might be used to, especially with fruit and veg.  The plus side is that the fruit and veg do tend to taste very nice.

We got a few savings including some half price things and some things with a 30% discount.  We went to Aeon at around 9pm.

I thought this would last us the week, but oh no!  I ended up spending a lot ...

worth spending on

I do try to be frugal and money conscious but I also like to spend money on good quality foods and if possible, local and independent retailers.  So, can you guess what’s coming next?  I’m going to show you what I bought this Saturday with these ideologies in mind.

Honey made from orange flowers.  They also threw in a little sample of a hand cream. [find here]

Mikan jam.  No, it’s not marmalade because they had a marmalade. Excited to try this. [find here]

Pancake mix.  I know, I do normally make my own but I tried some ...