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Posted: 4/8/2006 11:04:30 PM EDT
Had a new asian grocer open last week locally. Made my first visit there last Wed. I love browsing the aisles and studying all the strange food.

Dried sardines?
Sour bamboo shoots?

This was the first asian grocery store I've been in that had very little in the way of english on the packaging. It was quite hard figuring out what some of the items were.

These little sesame cake/pseudo rice krispy treats are kickass. And the ramen style noodles from Thailand are the best I've ever eaten. Just hope these frozen fish cakes are good.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:07:30 PM EDT
I wish I had a good one around here.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:11:50 PM EDT
We have two within 70 miles. The one I referenced above is about 35 miles away.

The owner is a very nice guy. My wife and I were the only ones in the store and he chatted with us, recommended products, etc.

His selection wasn't that great, but he had just been open for a week and wasn't fully stocked.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:14:45 PM EDT
We have a big Asian population in CT because of the two large casinos
and there are a few good grocers here.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:15:48 PM EDT
Fishcakes are very good but they dont keep long in the refer, so eat them fast!
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:16:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheTracker:
We have a big Asian population in CT because of the two large casinos
and there are a few good grocers here.



We have a sizable Indian population, but zero Indian restaurants or grocers. Heck the chain grocery stores don't even carry Indian staples.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:18:50 PM EDT
Local supermarket has a asian section but it's pretty pathetic.
I miss my moms cooking.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:20:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Burley:

Originally Posted By TheTracker:
We have a big Asian population in CT because of the two large casinos
and there are a few good grocers here.



We have a sizable Indian population, but zero Indian restaurants or grocers. Heck the chain grocery stores don't even carry Indian staples.



Give it time, I'm sure there is a someone that has seen the business opportunity
and is working on it.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:21:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
Local supermarket has a asian section but it's pretty pathetic.
I miss my moms cooking.



nothing like moms cooking
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:22:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
Local supermarket has a asian section but it's pretty pathetic.



All my locals have is the usual shit selection of the canned chow mein with the gooey stuff in one can and a can of chow mein noodles on top.

The super Wal Mart has a decent selection, nothing really spectacular though. If you want bonito flakes, panko, tamerind, etc. you've got to drive a few miles.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:23:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheTracker:
Give it time, I'm sure there is a someone that has seen the business opportunity
and is working on it.



There just isn't a broad market for it I guess. If it isn't Hardee's, Long John's, Taco Hell, or Burger King, most people around here don't want it.

I love living in the sticks, but it sucks if you're a curious foodie like me.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:25:59 PM EDT
I like most of the asian shops I've been to. But some of them just refuse to pull old shit off the shelves. And with no expiration dates on alot of the stuff you don't know till you get it home. The one I go to now is great though.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:37:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Burley:
[Heck the chain grocery stores don't even carry Indian staples.




You mean stuff like buffalo and pemmican?
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:46:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By piccolo:

Originally Posted By Burley:
[Heck the chain grocery stores don't even carry Indian staples.




You mean stuff like buffalo and pemmican?



Dots, not godless savages.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:47:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By piccolo:
You mean stuff like buffalo and pemmican?



I think he was referring to stuff like chutney Slurpees and vindaloo ice cream pushups.

"Thank you, come again!"
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:48:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By piccolo:

Originally Posted By Burley:
[Heck the chain grocery stores don't even carry Indian staples.




You mean stuff like buffalo and pemmican?



Too phunny Pic! East Indians (Hindus) consider the cow to be sacred. OK, I know you were thinking of the Native Americans but buffalo isn't as plentiful as it once was (but darn if it isn't better for you).
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:48:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/8/2006 11:49:28 PM EDT by twonami]
dots or feathers?
Dots are push start and turbans are pull start
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:49:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Skibane:

I think he was referring to stuff like chutney Slurpees and vindaloo ice cream pushups.



Now that's a party!
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:55:19 PM EDT
My kick-ass coworker brought back a bag of roasted little crabs from the Asian grocery store after lunch there. Apparently they're a snack food in Japan. They smell like old fish, didn't try any.

If you can pull it out of the ocean, the Japs will eat it.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 11:59:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By raven:
If you can pull it out of the ocean, the Japs will eat it.



Ain't it the truth. Watching Iron Chef will reveal that quite quickly.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 12:08:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheTracker:

Originally Posted By twonami:
Local supermarket has a asian section but it's pretty pathetic.
I miss my moms cooking.



nothing like moms cooking



My mom's cooking sucked.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 12:17:28 AM EDT
There's one in champagin, and I got the shark fin soup powder there... instant shark fin soup... fucking insane man...

durnk posts are bad...
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