I had lunch yesterday at Tico's Breakfast in Marina, and found that right next door in the shopping center is Asian Pacific Market. I'm not much of a cook when it comes to Asian cuisines, but am fascinated by the ingredients, so had to have a look.
The emphasis is on Filipino groceries, other countires' fares are represented as well. I saw Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese groceries,produce, noodles, sauces, sweets, and beverages. There is a delivery on Wed. of baked goods from Goldilocks and Valerios commercial bakeries, and on Thursday they get in fresh fish. They had perch, snapper, shrimp, salmon and others.
The prices were incredible. Butternut squash for .69/# Kabocha for .49/#. Purple-skin yams for .49/#. Persimmons 50 cents easch. And so on. Back in the seafood section (no cold case, huge plastic bins full of iced fish) fresh salmon heads .79/#! Grocery items seemed fairly priced as well, and the items look as if they move quickly--no dusty cans or packages on the shelves. Some cooking equipment too.
I'd definitely come back and do some shopping if I needed any Asian groceries, and for the Thursday fresh fish. Very friendly multi-lingual staff.
Located at 330 Reservation Rd, three long blocks up from Del Monte, just a few minutes up the hill from the freeway, on the right (south) side of the street. Good signage on a monolith out front. Sort of a heavy-timber look to the buildings.
Tico's Breakfast & Lunch
330 Reservation Rd, Marina, CA 93933