I´ve been craving a good home made sushi for a long time now. Every now and then I would mention it to Bruno, but we kept delaying it over and over again, because we have been too tired or not in the mood for all the cooking it implies. Also, buying all the ingredients, especially the fish isn´t cheap, so we´ve been postponing it for ages now. Yesterday I suggested it again, and as we were both off from work, we decided it would be a good day to buy all the groceries and just go home and cook sushi for dinner.
He also needed to take the car to the car wash - his car was incredibly dirty, especially on the inside. I kept mentioning it to him every time I got on that front seat full of breadcrumbs and dust. We left the house at around 12:00 and drove to the carwash. I was so upset with how long it took for the guys to clean everything. Bruno and I just stood there for nearly an hour waiting for the car to be ready. There wasn´t even any café around where we could just sit down and relax while the car was being taken care of.
As soon as the car was ready, we headed to ASDA to buy all the groceries we needed.
I was so upset when I realised they didn´t have anything we needed! No nori sheets, no rice for sushi…NOTHING! We ended up buying just a few things we assumed would be cheaper in ASDA than Tesco or Sainsbury´s. I really didn´t want to make the same mistake and go to another supermarket who would not have what we needed. Bruno was sure Tesco´s would have all the things we needed, as we´ve always bought them in Tesco´s. For a minute we actually considered postponing the whole thing one more time, but I preferred not to be lazy this time, and actually go and look for every ingredient we needed.
When we arrived at Tesco´s, we found every single ingredient we needed. I was also surprised with how expensive everything was. I keep thinking this is not London anymore, and assuming the groceries will be cheaper, but I also keep forgetting they are supermarkets after all. I guess the prices are the same all over the country.
Once we got home, we opened a bottle of Portuguese red wine, and started cooking! Portugal makes the best wines in the world. Honestly.