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Old 12-30-2008, 10:32 AM   #11
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What I meant by that is Soy Sauce, Hoisin Sauce, etc. The staples. I am not going all that way to buy Kikomann.

Got you! We have an enormous Chinese market. I don't think of buying too many sauces. What I look at is the wide selections in other areas. That is why the language confuses me. Now and then I buy foods I'm not familiar with, take them home and wonder "Now why did I buy this or that thing?"

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Old 12-30-2008, 10:38 AM   #12
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I wish I had access to ethnic markets but alas it is not so. I should take a trip to Albuquerque or Denver and load up.

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Old 12-30-2008, 11:22 AM   #13
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I love our ethnic markets as well. The problem for me is if I can't read it I often don't know how to prepare it. That doesn't stop me from trying though
I was in China this year and still crave the great food we ate over there. When I shop in the Asian Grocery store I will ask the owners how to prepare or use the various items they are selling. They are always happy to help me out. Now when I show up they even have new things for me to try.
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Old 12-30-2008, 11:32 AM   #14
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Being in LA and aside from having generic Asian markets here, we also have specific Asian markets depending on demographics. We have Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Filipino, & Thai markets, just to name a few. Most are located just a few miles of one another.
And we also have Latino, Jewish, Indian, & Middle Eastern markets as well.

With all this food shopping convenience, I just wished I knew how to cook...
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Old 12-30-2008, 12:12 PM   #15
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I wished we had one around here. The best I can do is World Market.... and that is not really what I would consider an ethnic grocery.
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Old 02-26-2009, 04:02 PM   #16
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In smaller cities they can often be expensive. However in the bigger cities they can be cheaper and have a great selection. H-Mart (Korean market) in Dallas and Houston are great. The produce section is huge.

But the places are busy.
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Old 02-26-2009, 04:07 PM   #17
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I go to several ethnic stores to get the best deals. They're locally-owned and have AMAZING produce. Similar to others' experiences on this thread, the people working there are diligent in their labor, there are awesome things to try, and they're really very happy to help you out with ways to use things you don't see very often and just generally friendly.
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Old 03-01-2009, 06:26 PM   #18
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haven't done it it. but i certainly am going to do so. we have at least five spanish mkts. here. three are very near my home. one is brand new. it is very large, watch their ads in paper. cheaper on meat and produce generally. not so much on brand name cans etc. every month is say i will but then subcumb to the ease of on line shopping.

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