Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

Tracking Down Exotic Ingredients

This month, I think I already have all the exotic Asian ingredients I need except the Thai Curry Paste. But since I have a very low tolerance for strong spices, I may skip it altogether. I already have Nam Pla Fish Sauce, Sesame Oil, and Soy Sauce. Dried Shrimp, Coconut Milk, Jasmine Rice, and Cellophane Noodles can all be gotten locally. So shopping is going to be easy this time. But for those of you who need to stock up on hard to find Asian ingredients, AsianFoodGrocer.com is an excellent online source.