Thursday, May 28, 2009

Saraga Finds

The food court area has been re-organized since we were there last:

It had been way too long since we had been to Saraga so we were nearly giddy to get there last week. We bought some old favorites such as dumplings and red bean buns but we found some new goodies as well. Mrs. WYA! has a bit of an addiction to hoji-cha tea. She likes the bottled one from Teas' Tea but can only find it at the Marsh at Allisonville and 82nd Street. Well, we found a bag of loose hoji-cha at Saraga. It was too big for our tea steeper so we just put some in a pot of boiling water and it was wonderful. We also bought a package of Five-Spice tofu that has cumin, cinnamon, clove, aniseed, and coriander in it. We have tofu a lot and it was a nice change of pace.

We were introduced to Goya's Adobo many years ago when we went to Puerto Rico and a friend asked us to pick up some for her. We picked up some for ourselves and have been hooked on it ever since. It felt so exotic then but now it is everywhere and there are so many variations of it. We couldn't pass up the one with saffron in it and we can't wait to experiment with it.
As always, browsing at Saraga is a fun culinary journey.


Drake said...

I go to Saraga weekly & am really happy about the rearranging they've done recently. I love experimenting & using something new weekly.

WYA! said...

Exactly- we've always loved shopping there but, during this last visit, we appreciated that it was organized better than ever.