We have just moved to Savannah from Bloomington, IN. In Bloomington because of IU we had a very high Asian population and excellent Asian food. I have found two Vietnamese grocery stores, one on Waters and one on Eisenhower. The mainstream grocery stores, Kroger, Fresh Market and Publix have very little to offer. I did find lemon grass in Whole Paycheck. I needed a few fresh Thai chilies and had to buy a whole bagful in one of the Viet. stores, the other didn’t have any at all.
Does anyone have some places to recommend? I’m making a big batch of Cha Gio tomorrow with some of the oh so fresh Tybee Island shrimp. I found frozen banana leaves today and want to make some Banh La, Hue Rice Rolls in banana leaves, maybe I’ll need to get a banana plant and harvest my own. I can only find big cans of sugar cane, restaurant size and would like to find some in a smaller can or even better fresh sugar cane. I love the shrimp on sugar cane. It is such a treat. I guess I am going to be making lots of Vietnamese food, the climate here is perfect for it.