Australia is a melting pot of cultures from all over the world, including a rich Asian culture, steeped in families from East, South, Central, and West Asian countries. Today, we see Asian influences in everything from food, culture, art, and science. In food particularly, Asian cooking, ingredients, and dishes have become part of Australian culture. Just one look at the ramen bars or Banh Mi shops spread on Instagram is enough to convince anyone that Asian culture has a predominant influence on daily life. Popular dishes such as ramen and sushi have also become part of pop culture, with people eager to recreate the meals at home.
So, whether you love cooking Asian cuisine, or want to try something different, here is where to get Asian ingredients and snacks delivered to your door.
This online Asian grocer grabs attention with its anime graphics and overall funky homepage. Beyond the animation, you will find a selection of Korean and Japanese origin snacks. From Korea, look for the Choco Banana Pies, sweet and spicy Cheetos, and several flavours of ramen, including seafood, chicken curry, and spicy miso. In the Japan selection, expect several Pocky flavours, Hello Panda biscuits, shoyu ramens, gummy candies, and sodas. Try the different kinds of Kit Kats including sweet potato, and strawberry, or tuck into fried crab chips, and BBQ curry Twisties. You can search via category from chips and chocolate, to milk tea and mochi. They also have free shipping to Metropolitan Australia when you spend over $49. Order here.
YinYam is another online Asian grocer, selling snacks and food sourced from all over Asia. If you can’t remember the name of something you liked, they will help you find it. You can search for food via country, category, or brand. Expect the usual snacks like Pocky, and several types of ramen. You can buy sauces, frozen food, and household items, including cleaning products, toothpaste, and stainless steel spoons. There are more than 10 pages of different drinks you can buy, and their snack offerings are even longer. Even if you don’t know what you’re after, there’s bound to be something you might want to try. YinYam delivers Australia wide, and there is no minimum spend. Order here.
This online grocer has everything a brick and mortar grocer would have, and then some. Search by cuisine to find the ingredients you need, including pastes, sauces, oils, and spices. They sell rice and grains, seasoning, and flours, fruits and vegetables, meat and seafood, noodles, soups, and more. They have been in the business for over 30 years, and you will notice their product range expands frequently. It’s a one-stop-shop for all your Asian ingredients. They also sell health and beauty products, and kitchenwares, including steamers, rice cookers, sushi mats, knives, and more. Order here.
Situated on the Sunshine Coast, Asian Food 4 U is an online Asian supermarket with an extensive inventory of products from China, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and more. They sell specialty products, including dried chilli, and other items you won’t regularly find in the grocery store. The website is divided into several categories from brands, to new products, specials, and even has a few recipes. Buy homewares, festival food, bottled and canned foods, fresh produce, snacks, pastes, and more. You can even get cookbooks to help you expand your Asian cuisine knowledge and skills. Order here.
The cold weather in most parts of Australia coinciding with EOFY celebrations is the closest thing that we’ll get to snowy Christmas vibes. And if you’re in dire need of some festive cheer after the first six months of 2023, grab your ugly sweater and head to your nearest Red Rooster for Xmas in July deals.
From June 29 – July 31, 2023, Red Rooster is serving up free food items, a chance to win $10,000 or one of 10 merch packs valued at $400 and other fun prizes. All you have to do is sign up as a Red Royalty member and spend $5 on at a location near you or online.
Each week there’ll be new delicious deals and prizes to win. The week one deals have already dropped and they’re looking pretty tasty. You can get access to them via your Red Royalty account. The more you purchase, the more chances you have to win.
Spoiler alert: you can get 10 chicken nuggets for free, right now. Brb running to Red Rooster.