Supermarket Smarts: What $40 Can Get You at Seattle's Mekong Market
There is a world out there beyond Kroger and Safeway and their warehouses full of expensive processed food. Asian markets in Seattle are a good alternative for those seeking to go beyond a room full of products that are essentially all sold by the same handful of conglomerates.
Here’s $40 well-spent at Mekong Market in Seattle. I have rice in the pantry and add that to this hoard and we have at least three family meals, or 12 servings, at under $3.50 per meal - and we’re talking Nirvana Wok feast meal here.
Ground pork, chicken breast, pork tenderloin, Chinese broccoli, meat-filled Thai mystery pastry treats, bell peppers, green onions, ramen, dill, cucumber, bean sprouts, mushrooms, cilantro, Sriracha sauce, onions and shallots.
A Small Donation
A common sight when I’m out and about in Seattle or in this case in front of Mekong Market: someone hunched over smoking fentanyl. This always reminds me of one of Kurt Vonnegut’s descriptions of post WWII Europe, where he talked about countless middle aged and elderly people with no family or home or money or prospects, wandering the bombed out streets. He wasn’t being cruel when he called them “nameless, shapeless rag bags,” just accurate.
This guy. Discarded by society. An addict. Very few options — in our age of austerity — for anything other than incarceration. I gave him five bucks. Doesn’t solve any long term problems for anybody, but maybe it gave him temporary comfort.
Billionaires should pay their fair share of taxes.