A trip to Asian Pacific Market always leaves me with new ingredients to try and beautiful packaging to admire.
Canton Style Egg Noodles – $1.59
Canton Style Wide Egg Noodles – $1.59
Wide Bean Threads – $1.85 (because Abby made me think they looked good)
Dried Chicken Noodles – $1.29
Baby Bok Choy (complete with blossoms) – 72¢ (.73 lbs at 99¢/lb)
Snow Peas – $2.36 (.79 lb at $2.99/lb)
Mung Bean Sprouts – 90¢ (.70 lb at $1.29/lb)
Dill Bunch – $1.50 (hoping to make pickles)
Garlic, 6 pack – 99¢
Jasmine Rice, 25 lb – $23.95
Whole Grain Brown Rice, 15 lb – $24.99
Total spent: $61.69
Total saved over traditional grocery store prices: no idea. The produce is a screamin’ deal for sure. Garlic is over 50¢ each at any grocery store in town.
The noodles are a good deal compared to purchasing Asian noodles at a regular store. If you’re comparing to American pasta, it’s more expensive. Once you use the real Asian noodles in Asian food, though, you’ll be hesitant to use American noodles as a substitute.
The rice – eh, maybe not a good deal. I’m seeing that Sam’s has bags of Jasmine Rice for $11.19-16.48. Oh well. However, the bag at Sam’s Club does not have a cool ribbon that says “New Crop 2010” so I figure that’s worth at least a few extra bucks.
I forgot to buy ginger and paid $3.99/lb for it at King Soopers. Not a huge deal overall, since it’s so lightweight, but it’s much cheaper at the Asian market.
Usually when I go to Asian Pacific Market, I buy a bunch of condiments as well, but didn’t need any this time. I’m stocked on soy sauce, oyster sauce, hoison sauce, fish sauce, and mirin (sweet rice wine). At least, I think I am. I’ll find out when I go to make a recipe and realize I’m out of something.
Now if I can just muster up the energy to cook all of this yummy food…
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