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abs28 Dec 16, 2012 09:59 AM

I'm visiting relatives in Asia next week. Any suggestions on food-related gifts I can bring back? I would prefer not to carry on any of these items.

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    thegforceny Dec 16, 2012 11:07 AM

    http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2012/12/food-artisans-gift-guide-nyc.html

    http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2012/1...

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      kathryn Dec 16, 2012 10:42 AM

      Where in Asia? For example, there are famous French bakeries that are now both in Japan and NYC. And Doughnut Plant is in Japan and NYC.

      How soon will something be consumed once your arrive?

      Lots of ideas here:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/858472

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        abs28 Dec 16, 2012 11:14 AM

        I'm going to Hong Kong and Taipei. The food items I bring should be consumed within a week. I don't go back often so I'm not very familiar with what is available in Asia and/or what people might like.

        I took a look at the thread and it is very helpful. I think the Mast Brothers chocolate and hot chocolate ideas are definitely going on my list! Coffee beans would be easy to bring back too.

        I'd love to bring macarons from Lauduree. Do you think they will survive in my luggage?

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          kathryn Dec 16, 2012 11:49 AM

          Macarons would definitely need to be carried on by hand.

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