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Old 02-22-2013, 09:50 PM   #10
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lol...yep...might not be new to you...

Something fun for your daughter might be boba tea.
There are these tapioca pearls, and you put them in milky iced tea or a smoothie, and suck them up with these really fat straws! The pearls are in the refrigerated section, in plastic bags.

Some of our favorites--
black sesame oil
sesame "powder"/flour...tastes really good as a breading!
rice sticks (for pad thai)
rice wrappers (for summer/salad rolls)
unsweetened pickled ginger (as opposed to sweetened "sushi" ginger [gari])

Produce--
Burdock root is a "superfood", and the only place I've seen it fresh is at an Asian market. Often used in soup.
Fresh seaweed
Shiitaki & other mushrooms
*Thai eggplant....I've never actually used these, but they look like lime-sized watermelons! You gotta at least show them to Keira!!!
Lemongrass, if you've ever wanted to try it fresh. I've gotten it from the frozen section, too, nicely chopped up.

If you make bone broth, I've found the soup bones at my Asian market to be much cheaper than anywhere else. They also have chicken feet...I would love to get some & make soup like my grandma used to, but I am afraid my vegetarian son would never forgive me!!!

I got pork belly there once (never see it at my regular supermarket), roasted it...so good!!!

Frozen--
I get tobiko and smoked eel as a special treat for myself sometimes...love them with avocado & spicy mayo!
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(There are many other things I used to get before my diabetes diagnosis...
can't--or maybe trying not to--remember them!)

Oh, sesame candies!!! They have these really thin wafers...ugh! I miss them!!!
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