My friend Randi got a car! We now have the means to go on field trips! I’d been wanting to try to bike up to the H Mart in Niles, but it would be a pretty long bike ride, and before I managed to get around to it, the Joong Boo grocery up the street started carrying my beloved unagi. It’s already cooked and seasoned and prepared, so all you have to do is wrap it in foil and pop it in the oven for a few minutes. I was super excited to see hondashi, since it’s at the base of a lot of the Japanese recipes I want to try, and it seems like it’d be difficult to make. I got myself a giant bottle of cho gochujang, which I have a feeling I will want to put on everything, and some ginger sauce that I think I want to marinate everything in. Some frozen squid rings, which I’m thinking I’ll use to recreate the grilled calamari that my local bar used to sell, and I couldn’t resist the tiniest, cutest little clementines. All in all, I’m surprised I didn’t get more, but now that Randi’s got a car we can always go back.