I’ve mentioned before that I LOVE Asian food, not only because it’s tasty and it’s good for you, but because it’s versatile and so much fun to cook! I’ve decided to save a bunch of money on takeout by taking a trip to the Asian grocery store, and sharing some tasty items with you so you can do the same!
1. Peanut Sauce
This is the PERFECT sauce for sautéed shrimp, chicken, beef, veggies, etc. It works amazingly in stir fry dishes and is non-GMO! It can also be used as a dipping sauce or marinade.
2. Soybean Sprouts
These little sprouts add a perfect “crunch” to your meal. I prefer to use them in noodle dishes. Simply add them later in the cooking process so they can absorb some flavor but still maintain their crunchiness.
3. Quail Eggs
Isn’t this the most adorable little package?! This is actually my first time buying these. I grabbed a box out of curiosity so I will be looking for Quail Egg recipes in the near future!
4. Mini Eggplant
Another cute mini version of an already beloved favorite, I got a bag of these as well. You could even make tiny eggplant parmesan!
5. Thai Eggplant
It was my first time purchasing these as well. I’m curious to see how they turn out in some noodle or rice dishes!
Tofu has become one of my favorite things to make because it works as an excellent healthy meat replacement! I know many people who still find tofu weird and tend to shy away from it, but if you’re reading this article I assume you are open to it or have had it before. If not, no worries! I’ve written a tofu tutorial here.
7. Rolled Squid
Yum! I understand it’s not for everyone, but I’m a big seafood fan myself so I grabbed a package of this. It doesn’t need to be refrigerated but I would after opening the package just in case!
These kind in particular cook very fast and are delicious! They seem to make their own broth which is great if you want to use them in soup.
9. BBQ Seasoning Mix
I got this to use as tofu flavoring. You can use any flavor you wish, but I grabbed the BBQ one to give it a meat-like flavoring.
Sure, you could use a fork. But where’s the fun in that?!
Feel free to leave some recipe ideas and discuss your favorite dishes in the comments! XO