When I am traveling to other countries I like to visit grocery stores and see how much different they are from home.
I have worked in grocery stores and also in the packaging industry, so it is always neat to see how products are displayed.
Last Friday I visited a big grocery store down the road from the hotel.
Here is a display of jellos. Of course Jello is a brand name, but jello seems to be a generic term here in China. I asked several of my students and they all called these jellos. Maybe it should be spelled gellos, but a search finds it as jellos.
In any case I saw several kids excitedly selecting their favorite jellos from this colorful display.
Warning: The pictures below show items not usually sold in this format in the US. Some may find them a bit disturbing.
Here we have chicken feet. I have seen packaged chicken feet in an Asian Grocery, but have never seen them displayed like this outside of Asia.
Here you can pick out which chicken feet you want to buy. What are they looking for? The best shape? The most meat? I am not sure. In any case, you can tell if they are fresh.
There are many more interesting things in an Asian grocery, but these are some of the more interesting sights.
Writing this reminds me that I will have to go to the grocery store when I get back home, but not for these items.