There's nothing better than a market of this caliber. Uwajimaya in Seattle is our "local" Asian market. It's just nine hours away by car. Our cupboard is running low on the bamboo shoots, fermented bean curd and dried shrimp I picked up there last year. I'm looking forward to stocking up in St. Louis at Seafood City at the end of the month. We're after dried squid, Chinese bacon and sausage, mi jiu, banana leaves and preserved duck eggs.