ISO Miscellaneous Chinese ingredients
This seems like a stupid thing to have to make a post for, but I'm looking for two Chinese ingredients:
I've checked the Chinatown C-Mart, Reliable Market, Ebisuya (yes, I know we're staying a bit at this point), and Shaw's/Market Basket/etc.
Have you seen these things? Am I just blind?
You can find the fermented black beans in C-Mart, probably Reliable, definitely Super 88 Allston, or whatever it's called now; Hong Kong Market? I've even seen the cardboard 'can' shown in the Wiki article at Whole Foods...
I know I've seen at least the Chili Paste with Garlic, and probably the fermented beans at China Merchandise in Burlington, and probably at the nearby HMart.
Those are very common products. I know you can find them at Kam Man.
I am very surprised that youcan't find them at C-mart or even 88/Hong Kong or whatever.