June 21st, 2014

me: ooh!

"Favourite Recipes of Hawaii Filipinos" Part 2 of many, I hope

I've been through the ingredients of all of the recipes and listed items I need to source that are either not easily found in British supermarket chain shops, or can be found there but are stupidly expensive for small quantities. Now I'm trying to break them down into categories. These are:

  • Type 1: Items that will be relatively easy to acquire and store
  • Type 2: Items that will be relatively easy to acquire but are perishable
  • Type 3: Items that I'm uncertain about the ease of acquiring
  • Type 4: Items for which I will almost certainly have to find a substitute


I plan to do a reccy in Birmingham at the Wing Yip superstore (tomorrow, if I'm not feeling too ill, otherwise after the Royal Society exhibition). I'll acquire as many items as I can store to have on hand, and determine what can be obtained when I need it to make a particular recipe. If anyone has input on either acquisition of or good substitution for Types 3 and 4 in the UK, that would be most helpful. Thank you! I quickly Googled all of them but didn't come up with anything.

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