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Asian Foods? Review / Indonesian Market?

JT | Jul 8, 2002 10:10 AM

I'm posting a brief review of Asian Foods [I might have the name wrong], a small grocery on University Blvd in Wheaton.

I also have two questions: I saw a prior reference to an Indonesian grocery on University Blvd in Wheaton. Is this Asian Foods, or is there a different one?

Also, I saw reference to fresh curry leaves being available in Van Dorn and Langley Park. Are these the same as Kaffir Lime leaves, or different? Does anyone know where to get Kaffir Lime leaves locally?

Asian Foods Review:

A small storefront southeast-Asian grocery. It's on the north side of University, near the corner of Amherst & University, a couple blocks east of Georgia. It's in a strip mall along with a couple Jewish food places, Full Key restaurant, and a pho place.

There's a hot-food case serving takeout foods which I haven't tried. Yet. They have a wide variety of fresh Thai deserts in plastic containers. They seem to have a pretty wide variety of southeast Asian spices & condiments, including an exceptionally large selection of Indonesian spice mixes. They're also the only local place I've found to sell Salam leaves and Kemiri/candlenuts.

Not a very large selection of cooking utensils; it's mostly a grocery. No fresh tofu. The fresh vegetable selection isn't overly large.

On the positive side they do have shredded bamboo shoots for sale by weight, rather than the giant bags usually foisted upon you. They also have fresh shredded papaya.

Overall, a nice market. Good for some specialty spices, condiments & deserts. Possibly good for prepared foods. Oriental Supermarket & Eden still have larger selections of fresh things.


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