If you don’t live near an Asian grocer, it can be difficult to find all the ingredients and tools you need to make your favorite Chinese dishes. Thankfully, internet markets offer everything you’ll need to make authentic Asian cuisine. Here are several excellent online stores to help you find the Chinese ingredients and cooking equipment you need to prepare delicious Asian fare.
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Wing Yip (United Kingdom)
Wing Yip opened its first store in 1970 and has grown since then, with four brick-and-mortar stores in the UK and an online store for its international customers. . They carry a wide variety, of Chinese ingredients, including sauces and dips, seasonings and spices, oil, cooking wine and vinegar, rice, noodles, and cooking equipment. They carry their own Wing Yip line of products as well as other brand names. They also offer some fun gift hampers, such as a hamper with five premium Asian beers... and a cook's apron.
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Catering to both professional and at-home chefs, this Michigan-based supplier has a variety of Asian sauces and seasonings, as well as sesame seeds, dried chili peppers, and other ingredients. While they do offer specific ingredients used in Chinese cooking, be aware that they also offer a variety of gourmet and regional ingredients from around the globe. More »
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With offices in Vermont and distribution centers throughout the US, Organic Kingdom provides a range of organically grown products, from beans and nuts and seeds to baking products. I've included them here as they are one of the few online stores to carry wheat starch, a key ingredient in Chinese Har Gau dumplings. More »
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First opening in Queens, New York, in 1982, HMart now has dozens of stores across the US in addition to its online market. They offer Asian ingredients from a variety of countries plus appliances such as rice cookers. More>>