Thursday, October 16, 2008
I found a recipe for a vegetarian mu shu stir fry that I wanted to try, which called for mu shu pancakes. And luckily I remembered about the Five Mile International Supermarket, a storefront grocery in the Chancellor 5-Mile Center (on Old Plank Rd. near George’s Pizza) specializing in all things Asian, with some Latin items thrown in for good measure. The store is a colorful kaleidoscope of products...and I probably couldn’t identify half of them. But if you need any specialty items for your Asian cooking, this is definitely the place. In addition to the mu shu pancakes (frozen), I came home with a big bag of fresh bean sprouts, a tub of peeled, fresh garlic cloves (the height of convenience), and a few different spicy seasoning sauces.