Friday, August 26, 2011

Malaysian Products in stock now!

We are now stocking a wider selection of Malaysian products! Take a look and we would love to hear how your Laksa was for dinner!


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Mexican Guerro Corn Tortillas On Sale!

We have on sale for the wonderful summer hot weather Guerro's Corn Tortillas

80 pcs in a package for just only $5.00

Have you seen what we had for lunch?

Enjoy the wonderful weather in Lethbridge!!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

CTV Lethbridge's Canada Day Profile

We would like to share with you our  profile as Vietnamese Immigrants to Southern Alberta in the late 1970's. CTV asked us a few questions and profiled our journey to Canada as Vietnamese Boat People in the late 1970's.

We are fortunate to be here in Canada and the many opportunities that are offered to us. We hope our story will inspire you to have your story also put into discourse. Southern Alberta has a large immigrant community and is ever-growing. By sharing our story- we would like to learn more about yours!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


We are renovating and putting in new fridges to stock many more selections for your ethnic foods. Speciality items will be stocked as we get our fridges in! Here are just a few pictures to show you our process!
Old fridges out!!!
 Loading the fridges in with a forklift!
The first fridge!!!
 almost done!
 almost there!

Come by and see the new selections and tell us you read about it on our blog! And a BIG thank you to following and reading!

With respect,
Asian Supemarket and International Foods

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Caramelized Garlic & Ginger Shrimp

So tired from the long work day- all we had in the fridge at home was a bag of shrimp. So I decided to look for garlic, ginger, sugar, Ponzu Soya sauce, and fresh cracked pepper!


After we googled for a similar recipe since we were so hungry we didn't even take pictures but this is what it would look like ;)

Thanks to Gastrophoria !!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

What to make with fresh corn tortillas?

Got lunch?

We do! We used our fresh Guerro Corn Tortillas for hard shell tacos today for lunch! Loaded with lots of salad and fresh feta chesse! Yummy and HOT SAUCE! Did we mention we have a HUGE variety of hot sauces from around the world?

Asian, South American, Mexican, European, Russian, and of course Canadian hot sauces!!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Taquitos for lunch today!

Just arrived, a fresh shipment of Guerro Corn Tortillas! And what did we have for lunch today? TAQUITOS!

Thursday, May 12, 2011


Summer is almost here and we want to keep healthy right? Well have you ever considered NORI in your diet? It is cholesterol-free, FAT-free, and yes CALORIE- free !!! Use it as a salad wrap, sprinkle it over your noodles, sushi-anyone? OR just eat it like chips!!! Here are some of the many varieties of NORI we carry!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Red Quinoa

Quinoa — it comes in colours?

Yes it does and red quinoa has just as much wonderful healthy goodness as regular white quinoa. It's a complete protein like its pale sister, offering you all the essential amino acids that you need to build strong bones, muscles, skin, and blood.
You can substitute rice in any dish with quinoa, which is great since it has more than twice the amount of protein than rice. Plus it's easy to digest and doesn't have a very strong flavour. All of these reasons combine to make it a very tasty grain.
Compared with white quinoa, the red variety has a slightly earthier flavor. Once cooked, it has a light brownish color. Try both varieties to see which one you prefer.
What's more, quinoa is easy to cook. Here easy steps:
  • Boil 2 cups of water.
  • Add 1 cup of quinoa, cover, and turn down the heat to low.
  • After about 15 minutes, lift up the cover and stir.
  • You'll know it's done when the grain turns slightly transparent, and the curly string-like germ has separated from the circular part.
Quinoa is great on its own when eaten with a stir-fry, but you can also make it its own dish, similar to a rice pilaf. Simply sauté your favorite veggies and add them to the cooked quinoa. For even more flavor, cook quinoa in veggie broth instead of water.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Miracle Noodles

12 pack case for $35.54 or $3.29 each (400g)


Coin licorice (pointy bag)
Double salt licorice (pointy bag)
Fruit rocks licorice (pointy bag)
Wybert tins (12)
King peppermints x-strong (36 rolls)
Klene salt licorice (24 rolls)
Mentos drop (40 rolls)
AH peanut butter
AH spicy peanut sate sauce
AH mie noodles
Prom raspberry syrup
Prom cassis syrup
ES kapucijners tin
ES applesauce
Hak kale
Bonduelle soup veg tin
Con mix for bami goreng
Con mix for nasi goreng
Con sambal oelek
Con pinda satesaus mix
Inp ketjap manis
DR chocolate flakes
Honig vegetable soup
Honig chicken soup
Hollshop ontbijkoek
AH ontbijkoek
Barkhuis ginger cake
DR speculaas
Van Delfte café noir
Aviateur crème doublies
Pally marie biscuits
Pally whole wheat cookies
Tuc cheese crackers
Tuc natural crackers
Maggi drink bouillion/herbs
Maggi bouillon cubes
Maggi tuinkruiden cubes
Nusco duo spread
Sicof applespread
Ruf vanilla sugar
Knorr orienty bami dinner
Knorr orienty nasi dinner
Knorr aromat shaker
Knorr aromat w/ herb shaker
Quino light hail
Quino dark hail
Blooker cocoa powder
DE Pickwick black currant tea
DE Pickwick mango tea
DE Pickwick earl grey tea
DE Pickwick english tea
Kon kafferlime leaves
Sugar Free licorice (assorted)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

LFS - Immigrant Services

An amazing and eloquent article of my parent's Louis and Thao Luu profile written by Sarah Amies from the Lethbridge Family Services- Immigrant Services, nominating my dad [read: parents] for Immigrant of the Year. 
I am so overjoyed and wanted to share with you the article. It has been a remarkable journey for my parents and it is an honour to see them merited by the local community- and most important of all, to share their story with the public.

I am in the midst of researching Vietnamese Canadian Identity and it is marvelous to include my parent's journey to the multitude of untold stories of the Vietnamese life in Canada.

With respect,

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

German, Polish, and Hungarian Products for 2011

German, Polish, and Hungarian products have just arrived. Come by and see our wide selection of imported European products only available at our store! 

Here a list that just arrived - fresh from our shipment!

Enjoy and tell us you heard about the new products via our website and get 10% off !!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Superbowl VW Commercial

Afterall, we here at the Asian Supermarket drive the wonderful VW Passat. We found this Superbowl 2011 commercial sooo adorable and definitely the force is in all of us! 

Shop the world at the Asian Supermarket!

Check out SQUIDOO!

Look what we made on squidoo!

[Global] Cooking in your own kitchen

Inspiring recipes and also essential tools for your own inspired cooking techniques and recipes!

Let us know how useful this is!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Did you SRIRACHA sauce it?

A condiment and staple for Asian cuisine... can't do without SRIRACHA sauce in my pho and now eveyone is talking about it for the Superbowl and wings!

Definitely try it instead of ketchup.... read on!

Happy Sunday AND Happy Lunar New Year!

Chuc Mung Nam Moi!
Gung Hey Fat Choi!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Lunar New Year Celebrations in Canada

Canada representing one of the most ethnically diverse country in the world, the Lunar New Year is celebrated from the West to East coast, all over Canada in various cities such as:

Toronto, Ontario Chinese New Year Celebrations

The Metro Toronto Convention Center features several shows by the Divine Performing Arts. The city that has around five Chinatowns celebrates in their own way that includes traditional Lion and Dragon dance. While, you are in the city during the festival, you can also walk around the city or plan for bicycle tours around the Chinatown region of the city.

Ottawa, Ontario Chinese New Year Celebrations

Grand celebrations marking the festival are also held at the city hosted by Divine Performing Arts. Generally, celebrations relating to the myths and legends of the Classical Chinese dance and music are featured here. The Ottawa National Arts Centre also hosts shows focusing on the Chinese New Year celebrations. The performance by the Ottawa Chamber Orchestra is also a major highlight of the festivity.

Calgary, Alberta Chinese New Year Celebrations

The city of Calgary features a three-day celebration organized by the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre. The show ends with a grand performance of the traditional lion and dragon dance.

Montreal, Quebec Chinese New Year Celebrations

Performances of Chinese folk songs and dances marks the festivity of Chinese New Year in Montreal along with other events like, parades and food festivals.

Vancouver, British Columbia Chinese New Year Celebrations

The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden hosts a range of celebrations. Parades are the major highlight of the festival.

Happy Lunar New Year 2011

We at the Asian Supermarket would like to wish you all a happy, prosperous and healthy new year. This year we are celebrating the Year of the Rabbit.

The Rabbit is a lucky sign. Rabbits are private individuals and a bit introverted. People born in the Year of the Rabbit are reasonably friendly individuals who enjoy the company of a group of good friends. They are good teachers, counselors and communicators, but also need their own space.

According to Chinese tradition, the Rabbit brings a year in which you can catch your breath and calm your nerves. It is a time for negotiation. Don't try to force issues, because if you do you will ultimately fail. To gain the greatest benefits from this time, focus on home, family, security, diplomacy, and your relationships with women and children. Make it a goal to create a safe, peaceful lifestyle, so you will be able to calmly deal with any problem that may arise.

Not many people know that the Rabbit is the symbol of the Moon, while the Peacock is the symbol of the Sun, and that together, these two animal signs signify the start of day and night, represent the Yin and Yang of life. It is said that anyone making supplications for wishes to be fulfilled are certain to get what they want... and in the Year of the Rabbit, the wish-granting aspect of the Sun and the Moon combined is multiplied. The Moon is YIN and this is the Yin of Heaven, signifying magic. Thus on each of the Full Moon nights of this year, go out into your garden to gaze into the Full Moon and visualize plenty of Moon dust and Moon glow flowing into you, filling your whole body with bright white light and granting you fearlessness, love and courage. This will not only strengthen your inner "Chi" energy, it will also bring wisdom into your life.

Happy 2011

Friday, January 7, 2011

Authentic Tostadas

I am so excited to post this new recipe! I just made tostadas after seeing so many customers come in and buy loads of our fresh corn tortillas. I had to try them out- what better way to make homemade tostadas! It requires a lot of preparation but it is so much fun at the dining table- where everyone makes their own tostadas! VOILA!

What ingredients you will need:

1 package of corn tortillas
1 can of fried beans
3 cups chopped cooked chicken breasts
2 cups fresh queso duero (latin style feta cheese).
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro.
1 medium sized bowl sliced white cabbage
2 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
meat seasoning:
mix of 2tsp cumin powder, 1 cup red salsa, 1/2cup diced onions, 3tsp chili powder, pinch salt, pinch pepper- combine all these ingredients together.
1 bottle salsa (green or red)
2 green limes
1 cup vinegar
3 tbp sugar

1. Mix bowl of sliced cabbage with sugar and vinegar. Set aside and let it soak.
2. Mix chopped cooked chicken breasts with the combined seasoning together. Cook in a covered pot for 30mins on med-low.
3. Crumble the feta cheese with a fork. Enough to make at least 2 cups. You will notice the latin style queso is harder than the usual feta cheese and it has a strong smell to it. But it tastes delicious.
4. In a pan fry the fried beans from the can- just to warm it up. Put in a bowl and set aside.
Now everything is prepared..all you need is to set all the prepared ingredients on the table... and fry the corn tortillas in oil.

For those who don't like the added fat...perhaps you could try to bake the tortillas in the oven!

Layering the tostada- let's work from bottom up:

1.Fried tortilla, then spread it with the fried beans
2. Spread chicken filling
3. Cabbage and tomatoes
4. Feta cheese
5. Chopped cilantro
6. Salsa
7. Squirt of green lime