Thursday, January 31, 2013

Wake Up and Smell the Chorizo

I was lucky enough to travel to Detroit this past Christmas and visit with friends and family, my first time back to the US in over a year.  For christmas my parents got me a couple of t-shirts from Mexicantown, including one from a grocery store called La Colmena or the Honey Bee Market.  The back of the shirt says 'Wake Up and Smell the Chorizo', always a good reminder.
Best of all, I will always have a quick reference to the phone number of the Honey Bee Market.  You know, just in case.
 I brought home as gift, these Japanese style plug decoration for smart phones.  These were fun, everyone seem to like them.  I assume everyone is going to lose these things so next time I come home  I will bring a dozen more.
You can get chorizo in Japan, you just have to know what to look for.  On the package below, チョリソー says chorizo... So it's possible to wake up and directly follow the advice on the back of the t-shirt.
Chorizo in Japan is not cheap though, the red sticker on the package says half off and this still cost over $2.50/100g (or around $20/lb).