There's no grocery store* I love more in the world than Costco. So, imagine my utter delight when, on a recent Instagram search, I discovered that Costco has locations in Japan. ??
From the busy check-out counters to the food court, the Costco there looks pretty similar to what we have in the States.
1.Except that Costco Japan's selection offers a few ~exclusive~ industrial-sized picks. Giant boxes of spicy Nongshim ramen, for example:
2.And premade pancakes:
3.Costco Japan also carries large bottles of Kewpie mayonnaise, which most of us can only purchase online:
4.And, of course, enough Pocky to feed a classroom:
5.You've tried combination pizza, but have you tried THIS combination pizza?!
6.And who doesn't need a bag of bulgogi snacks?
7.They also offer this strawberry shortcake that shoppers seem to be huge fans of:
Seriously, they're really into the dessert:
8.The food court perplexingly sells slices of Hawaiian pizza, which IMO is the most American thing ever:
9.Along with this droolworthy peaches-topped soft-serve:
Because sometimes you're feeling a little more adventurous than chocolate- or vanilla-flavored nonfat yogurt:
10.If your shopping trip was especially grueling, you can also treat yourself to an extra-decadent pecans and caramel soft-serve:
11.But TBH the most envy-inducing things that Japanese Costcos offer are these huge trays of sushi:
Look at how tender and buttery the fish looks:
Can you believe this decadence?!
12.And if super-fresh sushi doesn't cut it for you, check out this chirashi:
Like, I have never seen this much roe and tuna in one plate in my life:
13.Okay, but actually I lied: The MOST extra Costco food is frozen packs of ESCARGOT. ????
14.And unlike the leftover boxes in which we US Costco members have to dump our purchases into, Japan customers can purchase vinyl bags for a mere 100 yen (90 cents) each. Because how else would you transport your raw cut fish, escargot, and other delicacies?
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