Bento May 23rd.

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Sauteed vegetable, simmered eggplant, cha-shu(chinese grilled pork&chicken)

Cha-shu this time is not home made. I just got it in Chinatown yesterday.
Whenever I go to Chinatown, I’m surprised with how much I like there and the same time how much I hate there…  Pros in Chinatown are of course, the pricing & variety of products, especially seafood and vegetables.  Nowadays, regular supermarkets in my neighborhood have some asian veges, however,  they can’t beat Chinatown for freshness.  Surprisingly, Chinatown veges are very fresh. Better condition than my neighbors …
What are cons,,, first of all, the smells. On the streets, in the stores,  whole Chinatown smells really… ewww 😦 
I guess it’s just because of bad drain system. Buildings are old and too many restaurants in a small area.
Secondly, there are too many people!!!  Tourists and local people… Around 5pm is the worst time to be there. Working Chinese moms are gathering  to do groceries for dinner and locals or/and tourists are dining out in the same area…  Even cannot walk straight.

Well, even though I hate Chinatown, I’d not stop going there for great ( cheap) restaurants, cheaper + somehow better quality vegetables…

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About MMtable

Welcome to my blog! My name is MM and I was born in Osaka, Japan. However, I live in N.Y. with my big-eater husband and a Queen cat... Love eating,cooking and all kind of activities involves FOOD. Even just walking around in a super market... Huge respect to all the lives I intake daily. Try not to waste them in my kitchen.
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