Friday, April 26, 2013

Family Matters

You couldn't tell by the Kwik-E-Mart facade, but this little Asian grocer is teeming w/ all sorts of food products and dried goods for the Far East.  Family Market is a great place to grab a light lunch, or stock up on your favorite Japanese imports.

Family Market
29-15 Broadway
Astoria, NY 11106

I pop in every once in a while to grab some exotic staples -- Japanese curries, kimchi and most excitedly, Kewpie mayonnaise   Kewpie mayo is decadently rich and has an indulgent tang that goes well w/ just about everything.  You could smother hot horse shit in Kewpie mayo and still end up w/ a pretty decent lunch. Better yet, skip the horse shit and pick up one of the several onigiri Family Market has to offer.  Onigiri are little balls of sushi rice stuffed w/ a filling and wrapped w/ seaweed.  My favorites are the sour plum and the spicy smelt row.

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