The people, businesses, landmarks, history and food that make this street such an integral part of Honolulu’s cityscape.
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photo BY David Croxford
You’ve probably already enjoyed Asian Grocery’s wares, even if you’ve never set foot in its crowded interior: shelves packed with cans and jars, boxes against the wall filled with unfamiliar goodies. “We supply most Thai and Vietnamese restaurants,” says Ravi Winter, the store’s manager. It’s worth making the trip yourself, though. The store has been importing its products directly from Asia since 1976, guaranteeing that you are getting the real deal. “A lot of companies take a certain spice or sauce and adapt it for Western tastes,” Winter says. “Our seasonings are authentic, just like they would taste in their home countries.” 1319 S. Beretania St., 593-8440.