Check out my list below to see the must get items for chinese grocery stores! I love trying new foods and I end up trying a variety of different sauces, noodles, and vegetables to see which one is best at the Chinese store. When I run out of food at home, I will always restock with my favorite things!
When I got to the Chinese store, I want to make sure I get all the authentic sauces to make my traditional Chinese meals. Getting the most delicious sauces is important to get the authentic taste ◡̈ If you need some dinner ideas before going to the store, here are some of my favorite easy Chinese recipes (so you’re not feeling like you are shopping aimlessly):
- Hot and Sour Soup – my uncle’s recipe for delicious hot and sour soup! Its vegetarian as well!
- Cold Sesame Noodles – chewy noodles with a fragrant chinese sesame sauce.
- Spicy Lotus Roots – a popular Chinese side dish with crunchy lotus root and fragrant chili oil.
- Fried Mantou w. Condensed Milk – super easy Chinese dessert. All you need to get is soft steamed buns called mantou and condensed milk!
To make things simple for you, I narrowed down my favorite items for Chinese grocery stores and split things by category. To check out what items to get at the Korean store, you can check out must buy items at H-mart blog post.
Take this list of my favorite items to your next chinese grocery store run! Check back often because I will keep updating new favorites. (Date Updated: September 16, 2022)
If you don’t have a chinese grocery store near you, I added amazon links to purchase as well. Happy eating!
I love instant noodles and these chinese ones always hit the spot for me! Chinese grocery stores like 99 ranch also has super delicious fresh noodles! I listed the recipe you can make with the type of noodles as well!
These sauces can be used for a variety of recipes and good for marinades and stir fries!
These vegetables are found in most chinese grocery stores. I love buying these and stir frying with some salt and garlic.
Personally, I find the meat at 99 Ranch not as fresh as I would like. I prefer to go to Hmart or Whole foods for meat or seafood.
HAPPY GROCERY SHOPPING AT THE CHINESE MARKET!
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