Occidental tourists know where to shop for Asian goods.. The Scene Although centrally located, you couldn't feel farther from home after taking a trip through the looking glass into TNK Oriental Grocery. The store is filled floor to ceiling with an eclectic inventory from Japan, China, India and the Philippines. Can't afford a Japan Air ticket and rickshaw ride to the nearest Asian market? Jet over to this pagoda of gewgaws, exotic foods and sundries.
The Goods Walking through the inconspicuous storefront, your eyes are caught by shelves filled with colorful labels and a ceiling dripping with paper lanterns, origami confections and beautifully embroidered kimonos. There are foodstuffs and spices that your tongue has never savored, and enough furniture and dishware to fill the Forbidden City.