At the end of the day, Japanese grocery stores, markets and supermarket discount fresh products. 5%, 10%…50% as the hours pass. And they make big bags of fruits “for juice”. What is wrong with those fruits ? The apples for instance, they fell. And did you know that a fallen apple was very bad for your health or even less tasty ? No. Because that’s not the problem at all. You can keep the “not-fallen” ones months, and the ones that got some shocks only a few days. That’s enough for me. I buy them to eat, not to store. So a big bag of apples for 100 yen (less than a USD or a euro). A big bag of Meyer lemons. A big bag of grapefruits. Strawberries, not so cheap. “Only” 4 pounds for the price of one. It’s their full season here.
Most fruits I buy are “for juice” category, and they are 99% perfect. So I can eat a lot, three to five servings a day.
Dice the apples, mix them in lemon juice, cut the strawberries. Dressing is made with the lemon, fresh basil and milled Sichuan peppercorns.
Mix it all…
With quick crackers. I don’t make them from scratches. I buy dumpling skins and I toast them 2 minutes in the oven toaster and they inflate like the Italian flat bread carta di musica.
On top, a small amount of mikan mandarin orange jam, and dried coconut.
If you take both, crackers with fruit salad… yummmmmy !