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.
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.