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Going into a grocery store blind is a recipe for accidentally spending $200 on jelly candies and pork belly. Instead, head into these three Asiatown favorites with a list—here’s what to look for at each.

Jusgo Supermarket | 9280 Bellaire Blvd.

This is the place for hard-to-find produce and a truly massive selection of live seafood.

Look for: fresh mangosteen and lychee, mochi ice cream, Cantonese cabbage, golden kiwi, Vietnamese cilantro, lobster, Dungeness crab, blood clams, eels, turtles, and frogs

HMart | 9896 Bellaire Blvd.

Head here to find everything you’ll need to make your own hot pot and splurge on almost-too-pretty-to-eat pastries.

Look for: dozens of varieties of kimchi, ready-sliced meats and vegetables, Korean and Japanese candies, and sweet bean buns at in-house bakery Tous Les Jours

Great Wall | 9889 Bellaire Blvd.

Learning to cook Asian food at home? You’ll love the cookware department, full of well-priced wares, on the second floor, as well as the selection of fresh produce, meat, and seafood that encourages experimentation.

Look for: steamers (both bamboo and stainless steel), jellyfish (both skin and heads), woks, crockware, and pork bones

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