Thursday, June 10, 2010

The original EOS Lipbalm

While here in Vietnam I'm enjoying the original EOS lipbalm. Rambutan! Or better known as Chom Chom in Vietnamese.

Trying on my Chom Chom.

It's very much like lychees but it has a almond shaped seed in the middle instead of a round black seed. It sticks to the seed so you may end up eating the outer layer of the seed (not tasty). The outer layer kinda tastes like wood lol. The fleshy part is really good and very sweet!

Facebook is blocked in Vietnam... haha I didn't know that. I only need to go on there to check on my farm in farmville hehe. But oh well.

It's REALLY hot here but I feel like Texas was hotter when we left. The Texas heat felt like burning heat, but here it's more humid and I'm sweating a lot. Luckily we've got the a/c going in our room and fans in rooms that don't have an a/c. Sometimes the whole street will black out and that means no a/c for anyone.. Hoping that doesn't happen this time.

Yesterday we spent all afternoon and night in the city. I had a really good mango smoothie from Tutti Fruti(under $2) and then we went looking around Ben Thanh Market for crap. haha. There were lots of tourists everywhere. The stuff at Ben Thanh and around is more expensive than other places. Plus it sucks that they don't bargain with you anymore.

Ater that we ate at Pho 24. I'm pretty sure it's a chain restaurant. The pho is supposed to be really good but we thought it was too salty. I ended up with the rice plate and I felt like it was too westernized. The pork had that bbq sauce which I thought was weird. Everything else was good though. It was only $3 for the plate so I can't complain. I ordered a special where you could pick 4 of 7 items plus rice so it was a really good deal!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Order from Asian Food Grocer - Japanese Snacks

A couple months ago when Asian Food Grocer restocked their Japanese Kit Kats I jumped at the chance to order some. I originally posted these pics on my dailybooth, but I want go into more detail into what I purchased. That is the reason why these pics are so web cam looking. The prices at Asian Food Grocer are really fair. They are very comparable to my local Asian markets on all their products. Plus now they even sell circle lenses haha!

My big ass box from Asian Food Grocer! Inside it was divided into two smaller boxes like levels. The shipping is only $5 for orders over $25! Really great deal there. The processing time is a few days and then the shipping time is another few days. So it's not super fast but it's very good!

Having inner stacked boxes is really nice because if you put drinks and candy in the same box the drinks would crush the candy. A nice thought on their part!

What I ordered:

The box underneath the candy contained these drinks. Shipping at only $5 is an AWESOME deal!

So far I've only tried the Dragonfruit and it's eh-eh. Can't wait to eat REAL dragonfruit in Vietnam!!

Since I'm leaving next week I don't want to order again right now. I'll being passing through the Narita Airport in Japan! I want to see what I can find there first! :)