Last Sunday D and I took a trip to Fubon's, which is a large Asian supermarket here in Portland. We love this place for it's affordable rice and produce department stocked with hard to find exotic fruits, mushrooms and vegetables. Here are a few pictures of interesting things we found whilst shopping...
|Rice is much cheaper by the big bag, and is a staple grain in my house!|
|YUM! Lychee are so delicious! Hard to find in stores... your best bet will be your local Asian market...|
|Lime leaves. I've never used them before; I imagine they'd be a great addition to a curry dish...|
|Indian bitter melon... we didn't buy any, but is sure is funky looking!|
|fresh Ginko nuts|
|We did buy these! Very few ingredients and all natural... I'll use 'em in a recipe soon. :)|
|dried white fungus. There were so many different kinds of dried mushrooms... worth further exploration...|
|They've got a pretty decent selection of sake too!|
|We got these for the ride home. Local, vegan, gluten free and so so tasty!|
We'll definitely be back soon. They've also got a wide selection of cooking tools and dishes, like udon bowls and tea cups... We even purchased our rice cooker here! If you live in Portland, I suggest checking it out. Don't be afraid to try something new, and give yourself time to explore...
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I hope you have a wonderful day, later gater! xx EA