I love shopping at Super H Mart in Fairfax, especially when they have different samples to taste at stations around the store. Today we tried a lovely soft tofu and a fresh fish fillet called "Basa" that we liked enough to buy. With a careful eye on what looks fresh and well-priced, it's easy to restock Japanese pantry staples and pick up groceries for the week at reasonable prices.
I like to use this bento box set for more leisurely-paced dinners.
Miso soup with carrots, soft tofu, scallions and wakame. Broccoli and mushrooms; homemade umeboshi from relatives in Japan; snowpeas; tamagoyaki and pan-seared basa fillet; rice with lumpfish roe and shiso furikake.