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I hit up a huge Asian supermarket last night and was amazed at the selection of tofu, sauces, veggies, etc. My favorite find was pre-fried tofu triangles, a perfect shortcut for when I don't have time to press & marinate.

Does anyone else out there shop an Asian market? What are your favorite finds? I was overwhelmed by the selection of unfamilar but veg-friendly ingredients and I know there must be 1001 things there that I should try. Any suggestions?
 

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I buy sesame oil and rice vinegar, rice/rice paper/rice noodles/rice nuggets, produce, and nori/seaweeds. i also get tapioca starch and sweet rice flour. and all in all, i spend about 2$ because it's SO darn well priced!
 

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DURIAN!!!! It's a huge fruit that they keep in the freezer. It is brownish colored and looks sort of like a porcupine because it has spikes on it. The flesh inside is creamy and it has a weird sweetish taste, but also tastes sort of sulfer-like. It's hard to explain, but it is one of the most delicious things I ever tasted. The first time I had it, I couldn't decide whether I liked it or not, but I definitely didn't consider it a favorite. But then, a couple months after I had it for the first time, I just started getting massive cravings for it and I went to the Asian market and got one and tasted it and LOVED it. It became my favorite food and I can eat a whole one at once! One time I actually ate 2 at once!!!! They are amazing!
 

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I couldn't live without asian supermarkets, I get lots of stuff there, sauces, noodles, oils, tofu, canned and dried mock meats, spring rolls. But one thing I buy there that I cant find anywhere else is white and black dried fungus. It's great for putting in soups.
 
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