Being a cheapo gourmet at home


How can a cheapo in tokyo save money cooking at home? Chris and Greg give you the lowdown this week on why it’s cheaper shopping Japanese style and where to get the best bargins on your fresh fruit, veg and A4 Wagyu beef, plus some bonus cheapo gormet recipes!

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Cheapo eats:

Where to buy cheap fruit, veg, meat and fish?

And don’t forget to grab the 50% off deals at many supermarkets later in the evening.

Recipes:

Broccoli soup – boil head of brocolli in beef or veg consume/stock till tender, then blend. Salt and pepper to taste. Easy :)
Tuna Sashimi Salad – Sashimi off cuts from OK supermarket, chopped avocado and some cress salad, drizzle of olive oil if you like.
Lemon chili prawns – mash up a chili, rind of 1/2 a lemon, juice of 1/2 a lemon, 2 cloves of garlic. Fry a 300 – 400g pack of fresh raw prawns (frozen will also be okay) in olive oil till they turn pink, then add the chili lemon mash, stir for a minute then serve. Parsley sprigs to serve if you feel like splashing out.
Greg’s mussel delight – frozen mussels from Hanamasa, some chopped seasonal veg, e.g. courgettes, onions, garlic, can tomatoes, eggplant. Listen to the podcast to find out the gory details!

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So you want to get the most out of Tokyo on a budget? Well you are in safe hands. Being of British roots Chris has a natural instinct for being a complete cheap arse and spending as little money as possible. Add to this, his favourite chat up line is "Can you buy me a drink" (which has actually worked on a number of occassions) and if that wasn't enough already, he run's another blog called hoboceo.com - a true cheapo!

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  • Akinyele Sanchez Brandley

    Gyomu Supermarket is the best!