How not to get stuck in a supermarket rut: Enjoy fresh straw mushrooms in a hot, sour, salty and sweet tom yum soup

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SINGAPORE - I have come to realise that it is alarmingly easy to get stuck in a grocery rut. There are things, like unsweetened soy milk and silken tofu, I order every week from RedMart. Red dragonfruit, which go into smoothies I make with the soy stuff, I get from random fruit stalls I come upon when out and about. Fish collars and buri fillets from Meidi-Ya when they're a good price. Grocery shopping is, you know, routine.

And dreadfully boring.

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