Kirjoitan yleensä blogientryn englanniksi sunnuntaisin. I usually post in English on Sundays. Back to the Finnish language tomorrow.
We bought a 5 kg sack of Basmati rice. The owner of the Oriental Shop recommended it. He says it's the best rice and who are we to argue with a Persian or a shopkeeper? He knows more about rice than we do.
Economical to buy in bulk, and it pays to mention the Persian word "takhfiff" to get an additional discount. It means discount, but mind you, you have to know how to pronounce it correctly. There's no telling what may happen if you use a wrong word.
The shopping centre was busy as usual. I tried and tried taking a picture of the shop without any people, but that was next to impossible, so sorry, Mister, you're in my picture, like it or not. Don't know how it is in other countries, but lately I've learnt that it's forbidden to take pictures in Finnish shops. All of you bloggers out there, a word to the wise; ask first. I got nearly arrested in our local supermarket the other day, when I took a picture of a product to send to my Dad. Fortunately the shop assistant accepted my explanation.
Plenty of exciting bags on the shelves. Cashew nuts, dried fruit, wasabi, chili-flavoured this and that and whatnot... What an adventure.