Wednesday, May 06, 2009

yamaya (again)

Thank you everyone for your condolences. We had the wake and funeral for Satoshi's grandma over the past couple of days. She was a spunky lady and was that way until the end. Though it was hard for everyone to say "goodbye" to her, we all knew she had a full life and we were all grateful to be a part of it. Thank you again.

Changing the subject...I went back to Yamaya a week after my last visit...and they were having a sale!

Most times in Japan whenever you see the word "SALE" or "BARGAIN", most times it is a slight reduction in prices but nothing to get too excited over.

The other day when I went back to Yamaya, it was something to get excited about...

I purchased Wychwood's Hobgoblin, regularly 498 yen (about US$4.98), on sale for 158 yen (about US$1.58), Fuller's London Porter regularly 388 yen (about US$3.88), on sale for 128 yen (about US$1.28), Al Ponte Proscuitto Crudo 50 grams regularly 380 yen (about US$3.80) on sale for 150 yen (about US$1.50) and Terra chips olive oil, sun dried tomato and basil flavor 298 yen (about US$2.98). The chips were the only thing that I bought that weren't on sale.

The Hobgoblin was a dark beer, kind of reddish, was a bit fruity and actually had some punch! Satoshi liked this one more than the Black Wych.

With the proscuitto (there were only 3 slices), I sliced each slice in half then wrapped them around some melon. The sweet and salty combination was delicious.

The London Porter by Fuller's Ale, was smoky, a hint of chocolate. While Satoshi enjoyed the Hobgoblin, I liked this one better.

Since we've eaten up what I purchased, I may have to go back soon...

8 comments:

KirkK said...

Hi Kat - Those prices are even cheaper than here in San Diego!

U N I F O R M B E H A V I O R said...

Melon and prosciutto is my favorite!!

2kamuela47 said...

Never thought about wrapping the melon with proscuitto...I should try that one day. Enjoy your day Kat!

Deb said...

WOW that was a BIG sale, even better than here - on everything!! I love those chips too...

and I am just waiting to go home and eat some Maui potato chips! The Tasty Island blog just posted about them...did you used to eat them with ice cream too?? I had forgotten allll about that. Garrens we'll be having some of that when we go home:)

Rowena... said...

You got the Hobgoblin!! And for a steal! I have to find another source for international beers because the usual place is beginning to get old. That London Porter sounds like something I'd like too. Beer season is coming up soon, along with grillin' and swimming. I asked my husband if we could get a small kiddie pool for the dogs. :-P

K and S said...

Wow cheaper than San Diego?? that is cheap Kirkk :)

We recently tried this combo and enjoyed it and tried to recreate it Uniformbehavior :)

You should try it Laura it is delicious.

Never had the chips and ice cream Deb, but I will have to remember this combo :) oh and I haven't heard "garrens" in ages!!

I hear you on the beer season coming Rowena, hey if you get the pool, you can hang out in there too with your beer in hand :) I know I would be in the pool...

Take care everyone.
Kat

Debinhawaii said...

Those are really good prices. It's fun to find that kind of hard to get stuff and on sale too!

K and S said...

I know Deb :) I only wished Satoshi had been with me, so I could have bought more stuff :p

Take care.
Kat