I guess it’s summer now but whatever, H Mart seems all springy, happy, bunnies and leprechauns and fresh air. Perhaps it is because the limes are back to consistently high quality, and most recently were six for $1? I wonder who is in charge of lime procurement and price-setting? I assume the Lime Manager has to sample the merchandise, for quality control. How much is the pay? I might like that job.
The Wheaton H-Mart has a big banner up advertising their sponsorship of the “Kimchi Chronicles,” apparently a Korean food show coming to national PBS television in July, featuring (incongruously) Jean-Georges Vongerichten — turns out his wife is half Korean and she will host, he will sidekick. Looks like celebrities like Hugh Jackman and Heather Graham will also narrate or make cameos. Star-studded! Not to mention someone billed as “The Julia Child of [a town in Korea I didn’t quite catch].” The photography looks brilliant based on the preview.
That’s high-brow. This is low-brow:
Pepero Nude! Lotte makes a whole lotte good stuff. They also have Pepero Almond, but not Pepero Fully-clothed. The subtitle for Pepero Nude is “Chocolate filled bicuit sticks” which seems more truth-in-advertising but less fun. Is it fair to say H Mart is a clothing-optional shopping environment? Maybe only if you are filled with chocolate?