A recent visit to the Asian Pacific Market, 615 Wooten Road, was a revelation. You'll discover exotic ingredients you can't find at a mainstream market.
Produce such as Thai hot peppers, duck eggs, several varieties of tofu, multiple kinds of bok choy, and taro roots are common. Fresh herbs that elsewhere cost a mint (pun intended) run less than $1.
There's a sizable fish market, frozen foods (think mochi and dumplings), shelves of sauces and noodles, candies and even kitchenware. At the lunch counter, you can buy whole roasted ducks ($18) - or simply a plate of food. Info: asianpacificmarketco.com.