Well, I’m back at it again…this time shopping at a local Asian supermarket.
Getting thrown out of a conventional supermarket wasn’t enough fun for me!
What interesting and traditional foods can we find here?
If you haven’t ever shopped at an Asian grocery before, you must find one in your local area right away. Not only is it an incredibly fun and interesting experience (be sure to take the kids along), but you will find foods here that you cannot find anywhere else.
What foods do you like to buy at an Asian market?
By the way, I need to come clean. The salted duck eggs I bought in the video .. they were terrible! Big strike-out on that purchase. I highly recommend buying the speckled quail eggs instead.
However, the frozen coconut made excellent homemade coconut milk!
How to Shop at an Asian Supermarket
One thing I didn’t show in this video is the packages of very affordable bonito flakes. They are dried fish that make an excellent quick stock for soups!
Regarding the salted duck eggs, you probably didn’t use them correctly. They are used as a condiment, not as a food to eat by itself. It is very good chopped up and used as a topping on congee. I also chop it up and throw it into soup just before serving. I really enjoy salted duck eggs or Thousand Year Old Eggs as they are often called.
I stopped at a large asian market in Edmonds, WA today. I was looking for fish sauce to make ketchup. I looked at probably 15 different brands and could not find a single ONE that didn’t have either MSG, sugar or both!! Now what should I do? Can you mail order it from somewhere? I really want to find some, to make healthy ketchup! I’d appreciate any advice you might have. I’ve been learning a lot from your blog. It is so encouraging to see someone else caring about what they put in their body! Keep up the good work!