Look what I found at the Asian market here in Lubbock. (I may have also found manapua and they may have gotten eaten.) That large root creature is taro. I was so excited! And the stuff on the far right? Dried squid. When we were little and my mom would go to the commissary (the grocery store on the military bases where we lived), she would often bring us home sake ika--dried squid--in individual serving packets and we would be elated. Ty smelled it and said, "Will you please not teach this to our children?" I make no promises.