One of the better-stocked ethnic grocery stores in town, this spacious second-floor shop carries a wide range of prepared foods and ingredients from Thailand. Shop for fresh vegetables and tropical fruits, spicy sauces and fermented fish elixirs, packaged spice mixes and fresh herbs, shrimp chips and candies, soft drinks and beer - it's all here.
At the front of the shop is a section devoted to Thai cookingware and oversized mortar and pestle sets for grinding your own spices. There's also a good selection of magazines, CDs and DVDs from the old country.
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