Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Where to Buy Real Food in Minneapolis? Your Local Asain Market!
If you're searching for healthy snacks such as toasted nori, cooking tools like rice cookers and bento box supplies, or simply fresh herbs and veggies, look no further then your neighborhood Asian grocer. In Minneapolis, United Noodles is the place to find inexpensive produce, everything sushi, exotic fruits like durian and green papaya, not to mention aisles of hello-kitty and Pokemon themed treats (that your kids will undoubtedly beg for).
For 20$ I came home with what you see above; bean sprouts, fresh mint, cilantro, galangal (similar to ginger), ginger root, sushi rice, limes, coconut palm sugar, an English cucumber (which are seedless), two cute rice molds for making lunches like this gal's, and my kids' favorite snack as of late, toasted nori. The toasted, flavored nori (check ingredients as some contain msg) is addictive, which really is fine as it has few calories but a fair amount of protein, vitamin A, and trace minerals such as iodine.
On a totally un-food-related note, here is an adorable picture of Ms. Eliza playing dress-up with her big brother, Ari. She is wearing these beautiful, albeit very large Chinese silk pajamas!
This post is apart of the Nourishing Gourmet's Pennywise Platter and Food Renegade's Fight Back Friday.