Tag Archives: Asian grocery

Vietnamese Plaza in Near Northeast Philadelphia

Regular readers will be familiar with the mission behind this blog… to showcase notable food finds from my exploration of markets of Philadelphia’s Asian diaspora communities. Since I moved to Philadelphia a few years ago I have spent a lot … Continue reading

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New feature: Asian Green Vegetable Guide

We all need to eat more green vegetables. In fact, they are an essential part of any meal. Most of my posts tend to revolve around main dishes, often with meat, but at our house we almost always have a … Continue reading

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Thai rotten bean sheets and sour spare rib soup with greens

I am back in Philly after a fulfilling two-week visit to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.  More posts are still to come on Ulaanbaatar/Mongolia food themes, but for now it is time to return to Philadelphia-based posts. After coming back to the states, … Continue reading

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Asian Markets of Ulaanbaatar

Greetings from the land of the great blue sky! Over the next few weeks I’ll have a series of posts from here in Mongolia’s capital city of Ulaanbaatar, and its environs. Food shopping here is very interesting, and in recent … Continue reading

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Three essential Cambodian flavors and sour beef soup

Lately I’ve been exploring prepared food containers of the refrigerator section at a my favorite Asian markets as well as expanding my understanding of Cambodian food. The nearest Asian market to my house is Seng Hong Oriental Market, over on … Continue reading

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Xinjiang(?) Hami melons in Chinatown

With the bulk of my food experiences in China being more than ten years ago already, and with the continually changing norms of food import/export and larger Chinese consumer markets in the US, I constantly come across things that were … Continue reading

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Bike trip to Turkish Delran, NJ

Today I decided on a whim (and sadly, without sunscreen) to ride my bicycle to Delran, New Jersey.  I already knew of the well-stocked Turkish shops and restaurants that exist there.  I had a craving for lahmacun and it was … Continue reading

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Fermented tea leaf salad

I started to notice fermented tea salad packs from Myanmar about 2 years ago in Wisconsin.  In Philadelphia, these packages can be found at markets that cater to Southeast Asian tastes.  The best selection will be from South 7th St’s … Continue reading

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7th Street’s Friendly Market

A few days ago I gave a rough breakdown on the many markets on 7th Street.  I didn’t mean to leave out an important highlight on South 7th: the Friendly Market, a market with truly unusual food products.  The sign … Continue reading

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