Sunday, June 27, 2010
Amano Store on Shiraishi Island
Lately people have been asking me just how big the "super market" is on Shiraishi Island. This is especially relevant to those staying several days in accommodation such as the Villa, the Beach House and the Cottage, where you have a kitchen and can cook your own food.
How large it is depends on how you see things: either the supermarket is half-empty or half-full. For an island of just 650 people, it seems like we have a pretty good store. But remember, they only stock the basics.
The shop is open every day from 8am to 7pm. It is restocked every morning at 11:00am except for Sundays when they are open regular hours but do not bring food from the mainland.
Not pictured but also available: milk, eggs, cream, butter, margarine, cheese (one kind), soy milk, mayonaise, cooking oil, soy sauce, mirin, miso, and other basic cooking needs.
Pasta and flour isle. They stock spaghetti and pasta curls but no sauces, but you can make your own as they sell both canned tomatoes and fresh.
Vegetable section: lettuce, carrots, mushrooms, green pepper, tomatoes, onions, potatoes, spinach and leeks are all standard. Also ginger root and fresh garlic.
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