Asian groceries in Spokane?
I know Spokane doesn't have any stores as large as Uwajimaya for asian groceries, but I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for places with a good selection of Japanese groceries. My mother has been looking for a place to buy konnyaku but hasn't been able to find it for a while.
When you Google "Asian Market Spokane" you get the 3 I know about: Bay Oriental Market on Sprague, Oriental Market on Trent, and Oriental Food Store on Division. (I like them in that same order) I haven't gone specifically looking for Japanese products, but have gotten Malaysian and Chinese items I didn't think would be found in Spokane. I still go to Uwajimaya a couple of times a year to stock up, but these other places can often fill a need when World Market or a large Safeway doesn't have something.
Oriental Food Store, 1312 N Division St, Spokane, WA, (509)327-3478
Oriental Food & Gift, 13032 W 14th Ave, Airway Heights, WA, (509)244-3545
Bay Oriental Market, 2022 E Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA, (509) 534-5601
Oriental Market, 3919 E Trent, Spokane, WA, (509)535-3936
The owners of both the Korean groceries make trips to Seattle weekly, and will sometimes do special orders if what you ask for is carried by their Seattle suppliers.