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25th-Jun-2006 09:17 pm
Walmart now stocks spicy Korean ramyeon (gimchi and yukkaejang flavors), Japanese curry sauce, and Strawberry Pocky. The world must be coming to an end.

And Wegmans had these Korean melons today (as pictured below)--OHMYGOD!!!! *dies* I haven't seen them since I was living in Korea!
26th-Jun-2006 01:25 am (UTC)

Don't mess with me. Walmart having good ramen? I might have to go and I HATE THEM ON PRINCIPLE! *bats head with hand*

Are you feeling any better?
26th-Jun-2006 01:30 am (UTC)
Don't mess with me. Walmart having good ramen? I might have to go and I HATE THEM ON PRINCIPLE!

What??? You mean you don't ALREADY hate them on principle? ^_~

I LOVELOVELOVE Korean ramyeon--but that may be because Korea was the first place that I ever tried ramen noodles (yeah, I was sheltered as a child)...and I thought you said something once about not liking spicy ramen? ^^;;; It's too bad they don't have the chicken flavor (my favorite) or the classic spicy brand that's also very popular in Korea. If I did, then I'd REALLY die and go to heaven.

Are you feeling any better?

Physically, yes. The rest? I'm trying not to think about it. It's been an ongoing battle of wills since the most recent blowup. *winces*
26th-Jun-2006 01:41 am (UTC)
I've hated Walmart for years and generally refuse to shop there. I had lots and lots of good ramen on Tinian. :) But that was generally Chinese or Philipino.

Physically is good. Family is teh suck. :/
26th-Jun-2006 01:45 am (UTC)
I've hated Walmart for years and generally refuse to shop there.

I, on the other hand, am there several times each week. Rang in the New Year at Walmart, for God's sake!!!

I had lots and lots of good ramen on Tinian.

*curious* What sorts of flavors? Was it spicy?
26th-Jun-2006 02:11 am (UTC)

That is the only pick I have. :( that just has general store pics.
26th-Jun-2006 02:18 am (UTC)
Hmm. A lot of those brands are Japanese. Not stuff I've tried. (Except I DESPISE all seaweed and shrimp-flavored junk food!)
26th-Jun-2006 02:46 am (UTC)
Ah, chamweh! Now I know where to go when I crave strawberry pocky or Korean melons...:D
26th-Jun-2006 02:49 am (UTC)
I don't think there's a Wegmans grocery store near MHC, but there's that Walmart in Chicopee. ^_^

So when did Korea stop banning Livejournal, anyway?
27th-Jun-2006 08:41 am (UTC)
Eh? Did Korea ban or block access LJ before? I didn't know!
27th-Jun-2006 10:31 am (UTC)
Yeah! When I was in Korea in 2004. They blocked access to almost all blogging sites because they were vectors for the distribution of that Al Qaeda beheading video.
28th-Jun-2006 04:56 pm (UTC)
Heh, I had no idea.
26th-Jun-2006 03:07 am (UTC)
There are nearly as many Korean grocery stores in my neighborhood as there are of any other kind of grocery store, yet I don't know if I could find any of those melons in any of them. At least at the Korean grocery store nearest to me, the foods seem to mostly fall into three groups: fish, tea, and candy. There's plenty of strawberry Pocky (actually, it sometimes seems like there's more Japanese food in the Korean stores than there is Korean food), and even though they don't fall into any of the three groups, I think you could probably find Korean ramyeon and Japanese curry sauce, too. But I hardly ever see any fruit at all.
26th-Jun-2006 03:12 am (UTC)
Actually, I think the Korean produce arriving on US shores has something to do with a new trade agreement. Even two years ago, seeing Asian pears from Korea (a subspecies notable for immense size) or Korean melon (which HAVE no other English name as far as I can tell because they're only available from Korea) would've been unthinkable.

And that the Korean groceries in the US have so much Japanese food is ironic--it sure ain't that way in Korea proper! (Nationalistic pride and protectionism.)
26th-Jun-2006 11:36 am (UTC)
I'll have to go and check that out *is really wanting to try the melon* I've been wanting to cook so many things and never could because of the lack of the right ingredients :-(
26th-Jun-2006 11:39 am (UTC)
Oh, if you do buy a Korean melon anywhere, be sure to cut it into slices like you would a cucumber. The seeds are edible. ^_^
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