Or go grocery shopping with the gf. (Assuming she can read.)Either give up on special diet needs, or learn enough Japanese to make it work.
Well, in a prior thread he was trying to determine whether some snacks were vegetarian, so I assume he's still trying.Or go grocery shopping with the gf. (Assuming she can read.)
He's not even trying to manage special dietary needs. He's randomly picking up condiments and asking what's in the bottle. As already noted, that's not an efficient way to accomplish the goal.
Well, I'm feeling nice and this serves as my "Japanese practice" for today...
sorry I don't know and the writing is too small
calcium powder from seashells (no idea what it's for though)
biwa / loquat (we don't have this fruit in Europe idk what it tastes like)
Most supermarkets in Japan have at least some western foods like pasta and also rice that you will know how to cook. Combine these with fresh meat / fish / eggs / cheese / vegetables and at least you won't go hungry. Or if you have a Japanese friend or flatmate, persuade them to go shopping with you / show you how to prepare some simple recipes.
As I have suggested (and you have ignored) before, it would make far more sense for you to tell us what you want from the store and let us help you get that than to photograph a bunch of crap at random and ask us what you have seen or bought. This is just senseless.
What you need is a list of the things you want and a note to show to whoever is working the customer service counter at the supermarket asking them to take you around the store and find the stuff for you. This is Japan; they'll do it.
What kind of "friend" has you over as a guest and then leaves you so incredibly and helplessly alone? I mean to the point that you can't even figure out how to feed yourself?
In a way, I have to agree with Mike. Why are you taking photos (presumably with a camera, not a cell phone) of these items in the first place? Are the labels somehow intriguing?
I strongly suggest you drag your "friend" with you to the store, or take a dictionary and ask the store staff. I'm not trying to get out of helping you here, but let's be efficient about things.
Just so you know, the red and yellow label that says ２割引 is read ni wari biki, and it means 20 percent off the regular price. Japan has this slightly strange way of showing percent sometimes. Yes, 20, not 2 percent. You'll see such discounts at the end of the work day on many foods because they are so fresh, they want them to sell.
You're right, Mike. I see that info in the pic Properties, too. Good question.
You can learn hiragana and katakana in a short time. Some of those labels tell you what the item is using both kanji and katakana/hiragana. Parsley, for one. Daizu, for another. Just carry a decent dictionary and start making a list of stuff to memorize. It's a handy way to learn, but you have to make the effort.
I also get the impression @ginlane's girlfriend doesn't want him to stay and is communicating this by not making life easy for him. Every woman I have ever known who wanted us to be together paved the pathway to the situation she wanted.
@ginlane, you really have two choices with this eating thing. Either give up on special diet needs, or learn enough Japanese to make it work.