Friday, March 29, 2013

A Market Discovery

Every few weeks, the wife and I do a grocery safari, especially when we run out of fresh eggs.

You've seen me write about Ka Lei Eggs before. We knew they had two locations (Kalihi and Kaimuki); and recently, we learned they have a Kapalama location as well, where the old Gem Store used to be on Dillingham near the River.

We had a bit of trouble finding the place because they aren't fronting the large parking lot at City Square, where the wife was told they were. We circled the lot, but no luck.

However, as we were leaving, I saw an elderly guy carrying a flat of eggs and asked him if he got those at Ka Lei Eggs. Yep, he did, telling us the store was "inside."

Okay, but inside where? So we went back into the lot and paid better attention. Hallelujah, we saw the Chinatown Market Place and a little bell went off in my head. Now I understood what he mean by "inside."

The market place is like an open market in a way, except that all of the vendors are set up in stalls. Veggies, seafood, meats, fruits, prepared foods, and ... Ka Lei Eggs. Ahh, at last. We were no longer driving around with our heads up our butts.

Needless to say, we bought our eggs ... and a bunch of other stuff too. I mean, who can resist the variety and reasonable prices?

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