Keep reading. I saw your "Asian Aisle" comic and understand the pain- half from the actual "Asian Aisle" issues I grew up in Hawaii, so as a kid that was never a problem, it only became one after moving to New Mexico. I've lived in Japan for about a year though and can also say that non-Japanese ingredients are limited here It's not just an American problem. Retailers cater to the majority.
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You don't have to go out of your way to get these Asian flavors onto your plate. From sweet and salty, sour and spicy, you can make dishes you've grown tired of suddenly new. Take advantage of these flavor powerhouses and cut prepping time:. Koreans love kimchi for a very good reason.