Thursday, August 13, 2015
Supermarket / Russia 3
The supermarket in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk had a feature I've never seen before: frozen foods in bulk. At the end of the freezer case, after all the packaged fruits and vegetables, were a bunch of open bins with scoops. Help yourself to one half plum or just enough broccoli for one!
I suspect that frozen foods are way more important in remote Russia than they are to US shoppers. Winter lasts a long time -- this is Siberia, after all -- and I doubt there's a whole lot of fresh produce being flown in. But I don't expect to go back in February to test this hypothesis.