Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

Tracking Down Exotic Ingredients

This month, for my Taiwanese dinner I will need to find a source for Chinese mushrooms, as well as a couple of other condiments such as Fermented Black Beans and Chinese Pickled Cabbage. One of our local grocery stores carries a modest assortment of Chinese ingredients and I may be able to find those few items there. I already have the Five-Spice Powder left over from my Korean dinner, and the rest of the ingredients, such as bamboo shoots and water chestnuts, are easy to come by in our local grocery stores.