WE ARE OFF TO
PART 1 ASIAN MARKETS
Stephanie examines authentic rice steamers.
When Stephanie Crowder first announced to our small but diverse foodie group that she wanted to have our next get-together at her home, she also said that she wanted our party to have a Japanese theme. I was reluctant. I love to eat at Asian restaurants, but I don’t like to prepare the food myself. I had to put my thinking cap on to come up with something authentically Japanese.
Wayne, the founder of our group, recommended that I visit the Asian markets in
Stephanie became addicted to Japanese food a few years ago when she sponsored an exchange student from
Beautifully carved wall sculpture
We started our evening with dinner at
The first market we visited, coincidentally, is also named
Owner, Amay Liu
King Oyster Mushrooms
Next, we visited Worldwide Food Market, Inc. Owner Teap Chhouk. and his wife, Sovann, are from
Statues for sale at Worldwide Food Market
Fine hand-crafted steamers
Alters to the Buddha; Teap changes the food offerings daily
Our last stop was Fresh Oriental Market owned by Hien Bui. They are located at
A customer of Fresh Oriental Market
I’m not sure I will be purchasing these; are they anchovies?
What is bloodmeat? Do I want to know?
Crabs aren’t just for eating!
What a wonderful time we had exploring markets that I didn’t even know existed.
We’re all looking forward to our dinner party at Stephanie’s. Only authentic Japanese, please! I’ll be posting a report on the outcome Friday. I hope you'll join us!