Spicy Thai curry paste, warming masala, or Burmese sweet curry? Thanks to Philadelphia’s diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities, you can make dishes with all three. Go beyond the international aisle at ACME and you’ll find much more variety, reasonable prices, and maybe even inspiration from fellow shoppers’ carts.

Find expansive seafood options and specialty cuts at the butcher shop — and accompanying spices — to make braised tripe dim sum-style or congee with pork blood. While American consumers have started to embrace meat alternatives in the last two decades, these products have long been staples in AAPI

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