Asian food has become very popular in Australia with people not only heading out to taste the delights of Asia in restaurants but enjoying learning to cook the cuisine for themselves. If you are contemplating cooking Asian food at home you must visit TANG The Asian Food Emporium (formerly Great Eastern Food Centre), an Asian grocery store in Melbourne chock full of incredible spices, seasonings, flavours and foods. Whether looking for Chinese groceries, Japanese groceries, Malaysian groceries, Korean groceries,Indonesian groceries, Vietnamese groceries or Thai groceries you will be delighted by their range of brands and food items. They take pride in supplying many of the much loved brands from Asian countries that customers remember from their hometowns.
Create those lovely Japanese flavours with the help of the Ajishima brand range of rice seasonings, soup stocks and a range of Miso soybean pastes, Ichibiki instant soups, Miso soups and bonito flakes. Ready made curries will spice up your cooking with authentic flavours, try House Foods Vermont Curry Sauce Mix with a touch of apple and honey or S&B Golden Curry Mix, both brands come in mild, medium and hot. A readymade recipe base for stewed pork in brown sauce, a tom yum soup base or a soup base for hot and spicy hotpot make it easy to cook up the genuine Asian cuisines.
All the lovely flavours from your spices are here too, star anise, Elegant Flower brand dried spices range, Star Flower brand premium dried spices range, Sichuan peppercorn, Sichuan chile and the Wu Tsing spice range and concentrated tamarind give you a taste of what you’ll find at this Asian grocery store. You’ll also find the Asian style sugars – rock sugar yellow lump, brown sugar in pieces and rock palm sugar to add that delicate sweetness to your dish. Open 7 days 10am to 11pm at 185 Russell Street, Melbourne