Best place in Queens for Taiwanese ingredients?
I'm embarking on a quest to find dried fermented black beans and hong zao paste and I'm not sure about being able to identify them in a market. Does anyone have any suggestions for where to buy these things, and tips for finding them on the shelves? I have a little more confidence about finding: mushroom powder, dried shrimp, dried scallops, and michiu
AFAIK, most items on your list can be easily found in any large Asian supermarket. However, some other items, such as mushroom powder, might be less common. It all depends where you are located. If you are comfortably close to Flushing I would suggest you check out Golden Mountain (A&N) supermarket on Main St, a couple blocks down from the library: the owners are Taiwanese so you might have a better luck there.
A&N Food Market
41-79 Main St, Queens, NY 11355