• baggie – rice
    Small, soft sacks of cloth with small amounts of rice as a good luck charm. You can eat the rice inside, it won’t curse you if you do. Maybe? Handmade in 2016
  • board – wood cutting with metal handle
    Big wood board with a metal handle. Too big for many household sinks, so use accordingly. Mildly stained with some kind of oil, probably toasted sesame. Bianca Amor’s Liquidation Centre in 2019
  • box – fortune cookies
    Unsealed box of 250 unsealed fortune cookies with 250 unsealed fortune slips. Probably still edible. Probably a little stale. Fortune probably still valid. ??? Richmond, BC in 2017
  • canister – sesame oil
    Still sealed, sesame oil should still be edible? Was purchased for the aesthetics of the container, unsure if this is considered good sesame oil. Hard to stack but the provided spout makes pouring out sesame oil into smaller containers a lot easier. Amart in 2019
  • canned – baby corn
    Baby corn is actually baby corn that haven’t yet matured into grown corn. Is an obligatory vegetable in every dinner meal because it’s the only veggie you’d eat until you became a grown human. Wholesale Club Calgary in 2016
  • canned – chunk light tuna in water
    Chunk light tuna in water is the best canned tuna for water to tuna ratio, with the tradeoff that you have flake the tuna yourself. Unsure if the tuna in the can is tuna or another tuna-like fish. Wholesale Club Calgary in 2016
  • canned – coconut milk
    Not recommended to drink coconut milk without any kind of dilution. Sometimes comes separated when the fat is sits long enough without disturbance. Best used when poured over warm black rice with taro. Wholesale Club Calgary in 2016
  • canned – condensed milk
    Would recommend eating a spoonful if you’re feeling a bit sweet. A superfood that sweetens and makes your tea and coffee creamier in one go. Also yummy when spread over toast. Wholesale Club Calgary in 2016 Wholesale Club Calgary in 2016
  • canned – luncheon meat
    Mystery meat mechanically separated and mashed together to make a dense loaf of delicious meat. Can be eaten without further cooking, such as paired with soda crackers. At its best when fried until crispy and/or made with eggs. Good to have around when fresh meat is a luxury. Wholesale Club Calgary in 2016
  • canned – peach slices
    For when you’re craving peaches outside of peach season. Canning just means making food forever, right? Unlike fresh peaches, these peaches don’t bruise so easily, even if they’re protected by a can. Wholesale Club Calgary in 2016
  • canned – powdered custard
    Unsealed container of custard powder, should still be edible? A popular powder to make egg tarts, custard cakes, egg waffles, and creamy jellies. Primarily made with corn starch. Hong Kong Supermarket in 2019
  • canned – whole mandarin in light syrup
    It’s a world wonder how they’re able to fit a whole mandarin into a can with enough space for light syrup. It’s like when you try to eat a mandarin whole, and your saliva is the equivalent to the light syrup. Unlike fresh mandarins, you don’t have to peel these and be embarrassed at your …
  • canned – whole mushrooms
    So many whole things that fit inside other whole things. These were the only mushrooms I liked eating as a child because these mushrooms would hold small spaces of soup better than fresh mushrooms. It also lacks that medicinal smell that reminds one of herbal stores full of bitter things. Wholesale Club Calgary in 2016
  • canned mandarin
    Text here about mandarins preserved in syrup and that it’s expired, but probably still edible.
  • container – red plastic tub with sesame seeds
    The plastic container used to house packets of assorted fruit jelly cups before being filled with sesame seeds, which might be a bit stale. There’s enough sesame seeds in the container to make sesame sauce, another container filled with roasted sesame seeds, make more sesame sauce, make more roasted sesame seeds… Hong Kong Supermarket in 2019
  • food – dried shiitake
    Needs to be rehydrated for 6 hours before consuming, or else you’ll get a stomach ache. Has a strong aroma when soaking in water on a counter, signalling a revival and promise of flavour. Also used for making veggie stock. Lambda Oriental Foods Market in 2019
  • food – fennel seeds
    Only came in a large bag when really I only needed 2 pinches for chili oil. Has a licorice taste. Lambda Oriental Foods Market in 2019
  • food – honeysuckle flowers
    Dried honeysuckle flowers that can often be found in teas, made as a tea, and in desserts. Has a cooling effect that clears up the upper respiratory tract. Lambda Oriental Foods Market in 2019
  • food – mochiko
    Glutinous rice flour that’s more grainy, gooey, and less chewy than other glutinous rice flours, making it a bit harder to work with. Still great for daifukus. Lambda Oriental Foods Market in 2019
  • food – MSG
    Is used to make everything tastier. And don’t let others tell you otherwise! Was created to help people eat less salt by increasing savouriness in dishes that salt helps in extracting from other food ingredients, like mushrooms, beef, and tomatoes. Lambda Oriental Foods Market in 2019
  • food – sichuan peppers
    These peppers make any place it touches numbing and tingly. Very good in chili oils when paired with other not-tingly chili peppers and flakes. Lambda Oriental Foods Market in 2019
  • food – soybeans
    Soybeans to make soymilk and then to make tofu. You can find these beans in Superstore, but the quality isn’t good enough to make tofu. Lambda Oriental Foods Market in 2019
  • jar – sweet & sour sauce
    A jar of sauce I never use at home. Wholesale Club Calgary in 2016
  • packets – sauce sauce in takeout box
    A takeout box filled to the brim with takeout soy sauce packets, so you can bring soy sauce with you with ease. Wholesale Club Calgary in 2016
  • table – wooden (long)
    Custom made tables so that they can be fitted with milkcrates, they’re coated with cutting board oil to ensure wood suppleness and eating on clealiness. Naturalized in 2019