Best Asian Market


Craving shrimp-flavored potato chips? Check the snack aisle. Looking for live lobsters? Select from the tank. Planning a party? Order a whole suckling pig at the deli. When it comes to Asian cuisine, Uwajimaya has Seattleites covered. One of the largest Asian grocery retailers in the Pacific Northwest, this family-owned chain provides a seemingly impossible selection of goods from countries like Japan, China, and the Philippines. At Uwajimaya, grocery shopping is not a mundane chore, but an adventure, as evidenced by the enthusiasm both of Americans sampling exotic products and Asians stocking up on familiar favorites. ERIKA HOBART 600 Fifth Ave. S., 624-6248,

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