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    Tell Me What Your Favorite Asian Grocery Items Are

    I love Korean honey butter chips.

    As a kid, I used to go to the Japanese grocery store with my mom all the time.

    People outside the Mitsuwa supermarket

    While she'd shop for produce and fish, I'd run to the snack aisle and pick out a few different things to try out for the week. I loved eating Pocky, Hello Panda, Korean honey butter chips, and the Baby Star crispy ramen snacks.

    An array of Asian packaged foods on shelves

    Now that I'm older, I'm not buying as many of the snacks as I used to, but I definitely stock up on these items when I go to my nearby Asian grocery store:

    Of course, I have to stock up on kimchi. My favorite kind is the Tobagi sliced cabbage kimchi.

    Cabbage kimchi in jars

    I also love Korean pears.

    And this goes without saying, but the rice from Asian grocery stores is PHENOMENAL. My favorite kind is Tamaki Koshihikari short grain rice.

    Close-up of a bowl of rice

    I also love buying condiments and sauces like ponzu, sriracha, toasted sesame oil, and ume plum vinegar.

    A person standing in an aisle and looking at the label of a bottle of oil

    And any beverage from the refrigerated section is bound to be a hit — I personally love the variety of juices and teas that they have, like the Sangaria royal milk tea and Nachan orange juice.

    A refrigerated display of canned Asian beverages

    Of course, I can't forget to mention the frozen gyoza. My favorite brand is the Ajinomoto pork and chicken gyoza dumplings for sure.

    Dumplings in a pan

    And those are just the items I personally love. I know there are many items I haven’t tried yet — especially from South Asia — that deserve recognition too.

    With that being said, I want to know: What are your favorite items to snag at the Asian grocery store?

    A display of products, including packages of gum, in an aisle

    Let me know in the comments! The best submissions will be featured in a BuzzFeed Community post.