Hi, I used to be able to stop by the Chinatown metro just for some comfort food, like cucumber pickles, meat fibre (ok how else does one translate that) and spicy bamboo shoots to go with congee in the rare occasions I felt like it... or cans of dark glass jelly in the summer (horrors! my aunt would turn over in her grave knowing I'm down to canned grass jelly).
BUT NOW THE CHINATOWN GROCERY HAS CLOSED! How utterly pathetic!! Chinatown's pathetic enough as it is--I had no idea there were Chinatowns with less to them than Boston's.
Anyhow, if you know of a metro accessible Asian market (I know only of the Thai place in Silver Spring and the Japanese one in Bethesda)--preferably more centrally located--please share!