One of best Asian markets in L.A. spot to get some great-fresh ingredients for home asian cooking. They have tons of selection of Asian and Southeast Asian ingredients and even Pacific Islander products They have every kind of curry paste, vegetarian mock meats, jackfruit, tons of great stuff. Stock up on Asian ingredients (kaffir lime leaves, fish sauce, soy and light soy sauce, lemongrass, thai basil, galangal, ginger, coconut milk and juice, palm sugar, tamarind paste, bonito flakes, and different types of noodles).
This is a great family run grocery store - heavy on Asian items, good cheap produce, and butcher shop. They have all the ingredients and produce you'll need to make Asian meals including Malaysian, Indonesian, Vietnameseand Chinese dishes and more. This grocery warehouse market rocks have star fruit -jujubes, mangos-durian and hundreds of different types of canned fruit. Huge selection with incredible and hard to find vegetables and cuts of meat.
This grocery store has everything you need if you are looking to make a Thai dish. They even have items imported from Thailand including kitchen utensils. All vegetarians should be shopping here! The extensive mock meat section far surpasses your Whole Foods wet dream. It's Taiwanese imports, but it the same stuff your eating at most Thai or Chinese vegetarian restaurants. Plus their selection of aromatic herbs is outstanding: Lemongrass, Purple Basil, Kaffir Lime, Jalapenos... and so on.
Good variety of fresh produce, but somewhat lacking in quantity. They also have a wide variety of dried goods, canned goods, jars of sauces,rice noodles (huge variety of noodles), cold beverages, frozen goods/meats and cooking/serving implements. This market is affordable and very well stocked. Things like lemongrass, ginger, garlic, galang, shallots, basil, oyster mushrooms, cilantro, limes, coconut milk (in the paper carton type box that rice milk is often packaged in), etc., are all very fresh and make for some really great soups.
LAX-C is basically Thai Costco, a huge warehouse or super supermarket of asian foods. LAX-C carries a large number of Asian products, many are imported Thai products. They also carry fresh products as well as frozen products. You'll find all the things you'll need at an Asian market and much more. The place itself is rather messy and you'll find many items that are dusty. There's plenty of dry and refrigerated ingredients. The fresh seafood and produce sections were pretty small.
This is a great place to go to for Vietnamese/Thai/Filipino/Chinese ingredients. It smells fishy because the fish they sell in the back of the store is out in the open, lying on ice, like in your typical Asian market. The produce is very fresh and they carry all the Vietnamese groceries you wouldn't find elsewhere, like lemon grass and Thai basil.
This place is awesome if you're looking for unique thai ingredients as well as a delicious meal that feels homemade. Market is connected to a buffet bar restaurant, only take cash or check and does have an ATM. It's a small, dim little market but the staff is friendly and helpful.
It's cleaner and slightly larger than the older nearby markets, and prices are about the same. Cheap and quality. This place has all the typical Cambodian foods and treats. Produce and meat clean, fresh and stored properly. All your South East Asian staples are available.