W. L.A. - Chinese Market?
Any Chinese markets on the westside? I visit the Japanese market on Sawtelle, but they don't have all the chinese ingredients I want like longan, lotus seed and so forth.
Let me know!
Have you tried Mitsuwa on Centinela? Japanese, but much bigger than the places on Sawtelle. Perhaps worth a shot.
If you don't mind the drive, head out to the San Gabriel valley and you'll find a handful of Chinese markets to suit your needs. LOTS of restaurants in the area, too.
Thanks for everyones help! 99 Ranch is amazing-----I was just hoping for a bit closer. I'll definitely check out Mitsuwa (sounds amazing!).
There's a bunch of little markets in Chinatown (Far East Supermarket, some other names I can't remember). And definitely A-1 has a good Asian variety w/ a lot of south east asian products along with the chinese stuff. But if you want 99, then you'll need to go to Gardena.
you can get longan (long yan rou) and lotus seed (lian zi) at a chinese herb shop. there used to be one on main street (herb king) but i heard it closed. try the acupuncture schools -- yo san on washington near lincoln, or emperor's on wilshire.