I have a love-hate relationship with the Strip District. I love that I can walk there in 10 to 15 minutes and can find pretty much any ingredient that I could possibly need. I hate that it's always crowded with slow-walking, gawking people who amble right out in front of cars, the drivers of which then become so irritated that they try to break every driving law to get through, and then general chaos ensues.
Today I needed miso and a few other things, so we walked over to Lotus Foods in the Strip. I got miso, hoisin sauce, and a splurge: black rice noodles. I've been hearing that black rice is the new brown rice, and these noodles just look cool. I think I'll make a peanut sauce for them. My husband bought some Asian junk food: gummy candy and pumpkin seeds.