Friday, July 31, 2009

Asian Food Grocer Review & Sushi Giveaway

Anyone who knows me in real life knows that I am an Asian food freak. Most of the meals I cook are either Thai, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Indian, or Chinese. If you haven't already you should check out my recipe for Lumpia, a Filipinio Egg Roll that is out of this world.

Unfortunately for me the nearest Asian Market is almost an hour from where I live and our local supermarkets just don't cater to Asian cuisine. Recently I was approached by Asian Food Grocers to try out their site and their product line. There is a gummy candy that I buy every time I go to Atlanta called Kasugai Muscat Gummy. They are a family favorite here. I have only tried two flavors because that is all the store carries, so I was excited to see that the Asian Food Grocer carried a wide range of flavors including grape, apple, mango, and pineapple. We decided to get the grape and apple flavors. They were yummy - my favorite was apple. It isn't a green apple taste, but a juicy red apple flavor. You really should try them some time.
Since we eat a lot of rice I thought I would order some rice bowls as well. We use them all the time for everything from rice to fruit. They are the perfect size for controlled portions and the price is just right for me ($1.30 each). I think I need to order more since I only got 4, but I wanted to make sure they weren't going to arrive broken or that they might be made cheaply. They were all wrapped individually for shipping (an incredible job) and the porcelain is delicate yet durable (dishwasher safe).

Although I didn't order any refrigerated or frozen items, they do carry them. They also carry many of the spices and other staples that I can't find in my local store. The prices are great too! I was very impressed. Of course they don't carry everything, but they are great for your miscellaneous and household items (such as seaweed wrap, tofu, noodles, tea pots, and chopsticks). They also have a blog where they share recipes and other great information.

The Asian Food Grocer has offered one of my readers their very own Silver Sushi Combo Set. This set includes: a Sushi Cookbook, Gourmet Roasted Sushi Nori, Calrose Rice, Wasabi, Sushi Powder, Ginger and a Bamboo Mat for rolling your own sushi. I LOVE SUSHI!THE GIVEAWAY: Visit Asian Food Grocer and let me know what item interests you the most. Leave a comment below with your contact information.

Additional entries can be earned by:
2. Follow my blog or if you are already following - tell me who you are. (1 entry)
3. Blog about this and link back to me or email 5 friends about this giveaway copying me on the email. (5 entries)
4. Follow me on twitter @lisasamples and tweet this contest leaving me a link. (1 entry per tweet/2 tweets per day) Please leave time between tweets.
5. Tell me what your favorite sushi is - mine is Salmon Skin Handroll. (1 entry)
6. Subscribe to my new email feed. (2 entries)
7. Check out Purex 3-in-1 sheets and let me know you did (will be verified). (1 entry)

This giveaway will end August 9th at 11:59 pm EST. Winner will be determined by Random.org and will have 48 hours to send contact information to lisa(dot)samples@gmail.com. It is mandatory to leave your email address in your first comment because I need to be able to contact you.

Disclosure: This opportunity was made possible by Asian Food Grocer and is my opinion of their product/service. Your opinion my be different.

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