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Asian Food Markets: Shopping

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We discovered how amazing Asian food markets can be when a Japanese friend introduced us to our first one nearly 30 years ago. Why are they so amazing? Because the products available are as fresh and cheap as you can find.

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How to save money by shopping at Asian markets

I will admit, it can be a little overwhelming to step into a place that is full of unfamiliar sights, smells, and sounds, but that is part of the fun of shopping at Asian grocery markets for plant-based friendly foods.

By shopping smart, you can save a lot of money on spices and other items. I find great deals on rice noodles, rice wraps, sauces, rice vinegar, dried mushrooms, spices, and even produce.

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Video tour of my shopping

Check out this 4-minute tour of an Indian market that I shop at often in South Carolina. As you will see, the owner even showed us how they make sugar cane juice with lime and ginger in India.

A couple of great recipe ideas mentioned in this video are Breakfast Scramble and Asian Spring Rolls.

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Thai Garden Rolls. Click photo to see easy recipe.

Other great Asian dishes:

I make all of my grains–rice, quinoa, bulgur, and more–in my rice cooker. Click to view on Amazon. Affiliate link.

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