Head on Shrimp, Asian Eggplant and Hamburger Hamlet Dipping Sauce

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax



Tired of Ham and Cabbage? Want to get a taste of international travel without the hotel bills and airfare? Go to an Asian market.

After my trip I made "head on" steamed shrimp (anything with the head on  makes you look way more like a TV chef when you make it) crispy oven fried Asian eggplant with the famous old Hamburger Hamlet dipping sauce.





This is the produce section of Lotte, the largest Asian/IndoPak/Latino grocery near where we live in Northern Virginia. That section alone is about the size of a typical Aldie store. The whole store is around the size of a Home Depot....yeah...no kidding.

There are 4 aisles of noodle types. Vietnamese, Chinese, and IndoPak are the largest ethnic cusines featured.

Want soy sauce? Hmmmm....that thought process might take 10 minutes when faced with your choices. Do not be afraid. If you can be a real estate agent or have the guts to buy a home...you can buy bok choy.






The selection and quality is terrific and the prices are way better than the chain grocery stores. For example: snow peas which are awesome in stir fry and soups are $2.50/lb pretty much every day and $1.50 on sale. Chain store everyday price is $5.00/lb if they carry them at all. Cucumbers are half the usual price you find every week at the chains.

To the left is my pile of Asian eggplant to choose from. Like ginger?

The ginger root pile is around 60 cubic feet. Fresh herbs...well now that section is about 20 feet long.


Don't live near an Asian grocery? Want to move to Northern Virginia for military, or government purposes? Contact us. We know where the cool stuff is


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Comments (3)

Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Steve and Jan. What a wonderful idea. There are no Asian markets where I live but I have Asian out a lot.

Feb 02, 2019 07:16 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Steve and Jan,

In our Saturday market, we have a large booth of Asian related vegetables.  Your picture remind me that I am missing the Saturday Farmers market because of the heavy rains we are having...I love buying the fresh ginger...A

Feb 02, 2019 09:34 AM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Steve and Jan,

Wow! That is one cool market. We have the smaller Super Bests around here. Great food that is hard to find elsewhere. They butcher your seafood to order.

Feb 02, 2019 12:24 PM