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My kids were able to have a fun (and inexpensive) experience testing out another culture. And the best part is, we didn't have to leave our own neighborhood!

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Recession Mama Michele Ashamalla: Two of my kids were off school today and we were out doing some errands. On a whim, we stopped into a small Asian market we had passed many times. We had a ball wandering the aisles seeing some foods that we recognized, but a lot we didn't. We decided to choose foods for lunch -- and I was completely floored.

My son, who is not the most adventurous of eaters, wanted a gigantic bag of dried anchovies. He ended up selecting udon (noodles) with anchovies after I promised that if he liked it, I would come back and get more anchovies (!). My daughter chose shrimp shumai (dumplings), and I chose rice noodles with mushrooms. We also got some roasted seaweed for them to snack on and a mango drink for them to share. Although we love it, we skipped the mochi (pulverized sticky rice) ice cream since we still have a bunch of holiday sweets around.

Unbelievably, the entire experiment was a total success. They liked everything they chose, and have already planned what they would choose on our next trip. Total bill = $12.00 with almost enough leftovers for dinner, or definitely enough for their few school lunches. Watching my kids trying and liking new foods = priceless.

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Cheap Conveyancing  February 15, 2011, 12:50 PM

Nice read, I just passed this onto a friend who was doing a little research on that. And he actually bought me lunch as I found it for him smile So let me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch!

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