Looking to cook some fresh amphibian? Freshness isn't even a question at Chinese markets, with croaking bullfrogs and wary-eyed carp swishing in every direction. Even the whole Peking ducks, with their glistening orange roasted skins, look like they were quacking a few minutes before.
If frog legs aren't in your future, load up on carbs. You can buy an assortment of frozen buns stuffed with custard, pork and veggies, or cheap udon, buckwheat soba and rice flour noodles in a variety of shapes. Wonton skins and egg roll wrappers make it easy to perfect your favorite appetizers at home.
Centerstage Reviewer: Michael Nagrant