On the way to supermarket, there was a hotel named Quality hotel. Weird…When they insist too much, we have an opposite feeling. ;) It reminded us the honest bazar in Egypt. :P
One of the most exciting part of traveling is going to supermarket. Because it’s the place you can really feel that you are in a foreign country. So we went to supermarket with a camera :P It was not so difficult to find them and most of them were very big inside.
Of course, the cheese country boy was very interested in cheese. He chose a unusual one called OKA cheese and it was a good choice. Because we found out later that it was one of the region specialties. It was very mild and had full of milk flavor but the taste was a little bit weak for us as we are the strong gruyère lovers.
Oh, I’m a happy potato. As you know the potato matches well with the bacon ;) Bacon is very cheap here compare to Korea or Switzerland. 500g of bacon is about 6-7 CAD. We chose a very Canadian one, bacon marinade in maple syrup. Does it sound weird? Yes, for us, too. But don’t worry, it’s not sweet ;) Taste normal, we smell a little bit of maple syrup, that’s all.
Oh, luna luna. I’m covered with chocolate :D The whole nutrition bar for woman ;) It’s too sweet for me thought :( I don’t know if KiKi liked this healthy(?) bar for woman.
Oh my gosh, they really have this kind of square cake with super colorful butter cream like Hollywood movies. The size also huge. Well, it couldn’t succeed to attract us though. Sorry (^^;)
We can find the fresh lobsters in most of supermarket. Maybe it’s popular. But we were not brave enough to cook this living thing in our kitchen.
Oh, they sell frozen sea food like fruit or vegetable. I mean we can choose the quantity and scale them at the counter. I really wanted to try some but we were driving to Quebec city on the day. It would be gross if they melt in the rent car so I had to give up. Krrrrr (>__<)
A lot of bean cans. Do Canadians like beans? or is it because they are in the same continent with Mexico?
Mhahaha…I missed ya, my favorite, cheese cake. It exist in many different form and size everywhere. So I don’t need to travel 40 min by train to taste one like I had to do in Switzerland ;)
Have you ever seen this in Paris? ;) We were so curious what it was and it was…
just steamed mini potatoes :)
Guess what they are~ Long mini potatoes. It taste like potato but it’s very annoying to peel them :P
Oh, What a shiny red apple. So pretty. The skin is super thick but it’s worth to dig it even though I almost broke the front teeth. It’s very sweet and juicy. Red monkey banana. It was our first date with him and he passed the test. It’s kind of juicy compare to normal banana.
Girl’s best friend, strawberry :) They are big and sweet. Can you belive it? It’s just 1.30 CAD. But KiKi thinks it’s not natural, being abnormal sweet. Hum, could be…?
The general food price in supermarket is slightly cheaper than Switzerland and similar to Korea. The meat and season fruits are very cheap compare to those countries.
How is it possible? The chicken legs were only 2.18CAD per kg. I know that it’s not their favorite part but that’s too cheap. Even though it’s my favorite part, I couldn’t dare to buy them because it reminded me the film Food Inc. (-_-;) By the way, chicken legs are 1/3 price of chicken breast. It’s paradise for Koreans ;)
It’s really a meat country. Even if it’s frozen meat, the price is 1/2 of Switzerland and 1/3 of Korea(The beef is expensive in Korea). Happy meat lover(me).
Those chunk of meat is only 7.23CAD. But the super flash red color scared my cucumber again. By the way, that pepper was so strong. :'(
Another good friend of girl, blueberry. They were so~ good. The package was about 7-8 cm height. Can you believe it? It’s just 3 CAD :D
Soy sauce. It’s supposed to be cheap in Korea as we use a lot for Korean cuisine. But it’s even cheaper than Korea. Only 98cent! (I look like a shopper but I don’t have any relation with this supermarket :P )
How can I show you this extreme super size salad pack…We ate 2 times per day for 5 days.
Swiss food, Korean food
Advertisement in the elevator of our awesome holiday apartment. By the way, what’s the first food? I’d love to try, honey~ ;)
As it is a multicultural country, I’ve seen a lot of different countries’ restaurants. There were some unusual cuisine such as Macedonian, Palestine, Portugal, Egyptian etc. That’s too shame that we couldn’t stay more to try all of them. There are also Swiss and Korean restaurant and some of Korean restaurants are cheaper than Korea :D
So direct name. It looks like a copy of Toblerone.
What’s that? Why everybody has hidden this one from me in Switzerland for 5 years?
I guess it’s Galbi…?
Which one? We have many different kind of BBQ…I guess Bulgogi or Galbi.
Super Size Veggies
Fennel doesn’t look like a hand here, more like a face.
I thought only USA has the super size food… :P
When cooking book says 1 onion, which country’s onion is it?
4l milk, vinyl package. Do they pet a baby cow at home?
It seems nuts are loved by Canadian. But it’s hard to find a small pack for traveler.
It was the smallest mayo. KiKi was almost happy but unfortunatly, he didn’t like the taste. By the way, it has weird volum. 445ml. Why not 450?
This butter was also the smallest size we could find. We took 4 weeks to finish it.
I didn’t know the Red bull also has super size. The bottom left is the size we know. Strangly, middle and the big size have same price. I don’t sleep and run for 2 days with normal(small) size. So if I take the big one, I might be able to fly :D
It doesn’t look big on this photo but it’s at least 3 times bigger than the one I saw in Korea.
4l ice cream. The container is huge, I guess we cannot even put it in many of Swiss freezers ;)
We thought it’s a supermarket but actually, it was a huge drug store. They even have index like supermarket. It’s very odd to see such quantity of drugs. And it’s very easy to access to them…
It looks like some kind of nutrrtion pills. Do they really buy them just like that?
A lot of diet products. What about asking to make small size package for food instead of buying a diet pills? :P
One of good thing in Canada for me, wherever you buy the food, they are not salty. So potato don’t need to eat huge quantity of plain rice to finish one sausage ;) But it was hard to try many different food because most of packages were too big to finish at once for a couple. We had to eat at least 2-5 times same meal.
What is this pale egg… It looked very strange when I cracked the eggs. Maybe they were afraid of being eaten. Are those sentimental eggs normal here?
Pizza in Canada. I would say it’s more like american style (so as korean style) than italian. I like both of them so I’m happy with that but I expected to have cheaper pizza here (I don’t know why though…). It wasn’t that cheap, broken dream…(-_-;)
We tried to have a real Canadian breakfast :D After long search, we could taste a very good maple sirop from traditional market. It was not too much sweet and had rich fravor with dericious smell~
As they like pancakes, the pancake mix is cheap and huge. With one pack of mix, we could eat 3 times per week for 4 weeks. 1.5-8CAD per pack.
Have you tried lime, mint and honey pancake? That’s very refeshing :)
That was our supermarket tour in Montreal. There are still a lot of things we couldn’t try because unfortunately, we have only one stomach per person. I might buy some extra stomach to have at least 4 like cows :)