Sunday, April 19, 2009

4/17 Costa Mesa Japanese Supermarkets

I use to go to Mitsuwa and Marukai in Costa Mesa, CA all the time. In fact, I had a lot of experience with Japanese food before learning the language. I thought somethings were expensive, but not that bad. After living in Japan I've realized how expensive things are.

Pet bottles of tea or coffee are about $2.25
Mochi is like $10.
Small bottles of Kewpie mayo were $2.

But somethings were insane.

Japanese brand tissues. 5 boxes for $6.

Yebisu 6-pack $19

And... not so insane but,
Calpis is called Calpico in the US.


Tornadoes28 said...

I was at the Mistsuwa in Torrance on Sunday. Sometimes they have a sale on the Yebisu. Actually it is a rebate that you have to mail in for. Kind of a hassle.

Chris said...

I recently discovered a Mitsuwa for the first time in New Jersey and I was impressed. $15 for a 6 pack of Asahi Kuronama is not exactly a deal. It's like an easy-drinking Yuengling Porter.

At least the YamaMotoYama was cheaper there. I loaded up on all varieties as it seems to own alot of the crap brands that I see at the Chinese supermarkets that I usually hit up.