Dinh Dinh Asian Food is a St. Catharines landmark, supplying exotic gourmands with the ingredients necessary to make authentic Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai foods for over twenty years. If you’re not sure what anything is, don’t be shy to ask owner Anh Troung for assistance; she happily advises newbies through the selections. She also speaks knowledgeably about the medicinal properties of key Asian ingredients.
There’s a large selection of Asian snack foods, desserts, drinks and a fresh vegetable section with mushrooms, herbs and hard-to-source vegetables, typically found in urban Chinatowns. Indian and Korean culinary ingredients are also available. While shopping with Anh, snack on taro cakes; mini flour coated morsels that are soft, squishy to the bite and somewhat sweet on the tongue. The whole package will be gone before you cash out your ginseng for your curry.