shopping

Listings of bento supply sources, Japanese grocery stores

You might want to consult the following pages or sections:

* The Just Hungry site has a Worldwide Japanese food shopping list section. Lots of listings by geographical area, especially useful for North America, Australia and Europe.
* Bento items: Where to buy them on main Just Bento site. continue reading...

Rice cookers at H-Mart

I was in H-Mart (the U.S. Korean supermarket chain) the last night, and saw that they have rice cookers on sale, including Zojirushi ones, at pretty good prices. I am not sure if the instructions are in Korean only (I tried to ask a store person, but was...unsuccessful in communication) but at that price I'd get it and download a manual from the Zojirushi site. If you have an H-Mart near you, look around! Here's their website for locations. continue reading...

Window shopping

I'm sure I'm not the only one that enjoy killing some time by lusting over bento boxes that I would love to have, but are not available for international shipping, or I cannot justify the cost to get them. Especially when shipping + custom fees greatly exceeds the value of the box itself, and I have plenty of boxes that are functional and work well for me, even if not as cute. continue reading...

Ichiban Kan to ship internationally soonish

This is slightly old news, but anyway - in a Feb. 3rd entry on their blog, Ichiban Kan announced that there are 'major changes' coming their online store site in mid-February. The change of most interest is probably that their new shipping system will allow them to do shipments to Hawaii, Alaska and international (they say they will start with limited countries, so we shall see what they might be). I guess this is very good news especially for people in HI,AK and Canada. continue reading...

Lock & Lock lunch sets found on Australian site

Please forgive me if you already knew about this ...

I found a site in Australia that sells four-piece Lock & Lock lunch sets like the one I used for , but not the same colors.

www.homecouture.com.au

I have no idea where they'll ship to, I just sort of stumbled upon the site. I have no affiliation with them whatsoever, have never tried shopping there, all that disclaimer stuff.

But there you go, Ozzies, have at it!