1. Pickling lime (calcium hydroxide), used in Southern Cuisine to pickle watermelon rinds, green tomatoes and cucumbers + more.

    Identical to Cal Mexicana, Indian Chuna, Indonesian Kapur Sirih, Vietnamese Voi and Thai Lime Paste.

    Closely related to many other food-grade alkali.


  2. Fugetsu-Do Japanese Bakery (風月堂) in Little Tokyo, LA for 111 years. 

    Selling traditional wagashi (和菓子) and other snacks.

    Opened in 1903, it is the oldest business in the area.


  3. Korean yellow / golden melon seeds for sale in Koreatown, LA.

    Geumje Chamoe (금제참외) | Cucumis melo var. makuwa


  4. Cal Mexicana, mineral lime for making nixtamal (corn for masa) for sale in Los Angeles.

    Adding water makes calcium hydroxide (slaked lime), a strong alkali.

    Related to all these items.


  5. An Indian cheese (paneer) delivery truck in Glendale, CA.


  6. Shrimp paste fried chicken, coconut rice, beef rendang taco at Grainivore Singaporean in K-Town.

    "Prawn paste chicken" or har cheong gai (虾酱鸡) is popular in Singapore.


  7. Bánh Mì Hero, Vietnamese sandwiches in Louisville, Kentucky.


  8. Asian food-grade alkali, lye, lime, alkaline water from left…

    Filipino Lihiya, Indian Chuna, Thai White Lime Paste, Thai Red Limestone Paste, Chinese Jianshui (Kansui in Japanese)

    (Sodium Hydroxide, Calcium Hydroxide, Potassium Carbonate)


  9. Hand cut yóu po miàn (油泼面), noodles mixed with hot oil in Beijing, China.

    A well known dish from Xi’an in Shaanxi Province.


  10. Tāng bāo (湯包), a giant xiǎo lóng bāo (小笼包) with a straw, proceed with caution.



  11. House chili w/ everything at The David Brothers Chili Parlor in Glendale (LA).

    A chili-only restaurant.