Today is also the re-launch of Isetan Foodmarket at Lot 10 Shopping Centre.
I was already contemplating since yesterday to drop by during lunch hour today, since my office is nearby.
Hokkaido dried scallops! Normal price RM 125; today’s price is only at RM 50!
I’ve bought these from Isetan before; unlike local scallops which are salty, these are really really sweet. Thrown in soups, porridge, and claypot chicken rice, they’re really a delight in my cooking. I really want to get my hands on these gems.
But all of them are limited to 50 items only!
Oh, fear not, my colleagues and I thought we have the advantage because we’re soooo near!
How wrong we were!
I heard from a friend that the queue was horrendous… even before 10.00 am when the foodmarket opens. Aunties, ladies, makcik & makwe (even uncles, gentlemen, pakcik & pakwe) were all sandwiched at the escalators (both sides of escalators, up and down, were crammed) from the foodmarket entrance up to Lot 10 foyer and continued towards Lot 10 main entrance.
By 9.30 am, this was seen in front of Lot 10… the queue was so long it reached the bus station! Terror or not???When the gates were open, all hell broke lose. See? “People mountain people sea” (Direct translation from Chinese proverb: an unbelievable number of people) I really have “no eye see”. (Direct translation from Chinese: couldn’t be bothered anymore) Photos courtesy of Sun Sun, who went to check out the chaos ;-)
Sigh… there goes my super sweet Hokaido scallops… no chance liao :-(
Were any of you there?
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