Thanks for your interest in the Asian Market Shopper app! I've partnered with Chronicle Books on this new app -- a multimedia mobile tool that will help you find, select, and use Asian ingredients. I've been wanting to do this for a long time to help cooks get the best ingredients for their Asian cooking needs. Aside from the ingredient entries there are iconic recipes, videos, and audio pronunciations too. Read about the app in this post.
Attention Asian Market Shopper app users!If already have the app on your iPhone, iTouch, or iPad, this is a resource page for you. For example, you may need to find a market to go to.
Asian market finders: Listings and searchable databases
- NewAsianCuisine.com: Type in a zip code to find nearby stores. One of the best search tools for locating an Asian market.
- Thaifoodandtravel.com: Chinese and Southeast Asian markets listing with some commentary by Thai cookbook author and cooking teacher Kasma Loha-unchit.
- ThaiTable.com: Search by zip code.
- KoreanFeast.com: Listing of Korean markets in the U.S.
- Merry's Kitchen of Indonesian Cuisine: Simple but robust listing from a food-loving, Jakarta-based florist
- GaramChai.com: South Asian markets listing grouped by state.
Asian market chains:
- 99 Ranch: The standard for pan-Asian markets with locations in many Asian communities.
- H-mart (Han Ah Rheum/Super-H/H-Mart): Korean supermarket chain with locations in NY, NJ, PA, CO, IL, MD, CA, WA, CA, and DC. They are expanding to keep an eye out.
- Mitsuwa: They took over the Yaohan locations in the U.S. with stores in California, Illinois and New Jersey.
- Nijiya: Great Japanese market with organic produce grown on their own farms, private label ingredients of high quality and excellent California-grown rice. They have an online store too.
- Marukai: A membership type store that focuses on value -- like a Japanese Costco. Locations in Hawaii and California.
- Uwajimaya: Terrific Japanese market that carries some Chinese and Southeast Asian ingredients. Location are in Washington and Oregon.
- Shun Fat Supermarket and Hong Kong Supermarket are also excellent chain supermarkets with Chinese and Southeast Asian inventories. They do not have sites at this point.