Red paper dragons and lanterns hang above tiny dried fish and oysters (which are re-cooked later, not eaten instead of pretzels while watching Cantonese operas) and rows of imported drinks, vegetables and cookies fill the long aisles.
Light Chinese music plays over the loudspeakers as the many shoppers, who rarely speak English, buy fish, meat, mushrooms, duck eggs and Chinese sodas for the week. For a taste of cuisine alla China, check out Hong Kong Supermarket.
Brooklyn, New York
April 8, 2001
From journal Bok Choi Brooklyn