I'd like to try my hand at some of the asian foods that I love, but I don't know of any asian grocers in the area (I live in Waterbury but anything between Montpelier and Burlington is within my stomping ground).
Is there anything out there? I will look in the co-ops, but when I lived in Baltimore we had this little grocer with all these great tofu products and amazingly fresh bean sprouts and aisles of spices that I didn't know how to use. I used to just take my recipe there and have them help me pick out what I needed.
Right now I am looking at a Ma Pa Tofu recipe. For this I need:
black bean (the fermented kind)
chili bean paste
mijiu (chinese rice wine)
this is all ho-hum stuff, I know...but I'd love to find a place to stock up and get inspired for future asian cooking attempts.
any hidden gems out there?