I decided to engage in Asian culture today by taking a little tour of some hot spots for Asian food. My first stop was right in my own backyard of Chandler at Lee’s Sandwiches. I love going to Lee’s. Cheiu Le came to America in the 1980’s to start this restaurant and now they are all over the country. Lee’s serves up fresh Vietnamese style sandwiches. I also love their smoothies, iced coffee and the Deli Manjoos (baked little cakes with a creamy filling). My only problem is that they are cash only and I always forget to bring cash.
Lee Lee Oriental Supermarket is a unique supermarket that sells all types of exotic foods. There is definitely a unique smell inside the place when you walk in. From China to Brazil and beyond, you’ll find authentic flavors and exotic tastings from over 30 countries scattered across the world. Down for a little adventure? Check it out!
I drove down to the Asian Cultural Center in Phoenix next. They have some unique architecture that makes this place very attractive to drivers as they pass by on the freeway. Along with grocery store and some unique shops, they have a great restaurant called the Golden Buddha. I have always wanted to try Shark fin soup – a Chinese delicacy. I thought it was pretty good. Then I had some Kung Pao chicken with rice. They had some live music as well to go along with the great atmosphere. Today was a fun day and I really enjoyed my experience trying new foods and engaging with a new culture.