Jin Mi Co.,
Specialty Asian Food Shop
313 Walnut Street
Jin Mi translates to “Truly Delicious”. This is a very good name for one of my favorite foods shops in Newton. You can find many Asian foods and condiments in the delightful shop. There are many fresh produce items like bean sprouts, ginger, baby bok choy, and lemon grass. The freezer case is stocked with delicious variations of dumplings and raviolis.
I love cooking and eating Asian food because it is both healthy and delicious. My pantry is always stocked with the necessary condiments for a decent stir fry. My son is learning to stir fry and made an amazing stir fry pork a couple of weeks ago. He put in little shitake mushrooms at the end which picked up all the flavors.
I bought my wok and most of the ingredients at Jin Mi Co. Mr. Chough Cho is the owner and proprietor and will answer any questions you might have about how to cook certain items. In a time when I have seen one small business after another fade away to the chains we all love to hate, Mr. Cho’s shop is a hidden gem. Please go there and cook Chinese often. Let’s keep him in business. If you are looking for a gift, browse the lovely selection of ceramics, pottery, teapots, woks, and more.
If you don’t know how to cook Chinese, this is a great time to learn. In this economy, eating at home is the new cool. I taught myself to cook Chinese with the help of Nina Simonds, author of A Spoonful of Ginger, and several other asian cookbooks. She has a terrific video blog if you want to explore this cuisine. See http://spicesoflife.com/. If you love sushi, Mr. Wong has a great sushi cookbook and there’s no time like the present to try something new.
Want an easy and delicious dinner? Check out this recipe for Chicken in plum sauce from the Smoky Mountain Cafe. Fabulous! I bumped into this great blog while searching for a chicken stir fry recipe with plum sauce. I never found it but the Smoky Mountain Cafe recipe for plum sauce chicken thighs was a yummy alternative.
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