Without grocery stores, urbanites would have to grow their own pumpkins in window boxes and spend hours negotiating with the family parakeet until it agreed to be milked. Let rural bounty come to you with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $14 worth of Asian food and groceries at Wok With Jon in St. Cloud.
Wok With Jon culls foods and cooking supplies from the markets of several far East countries, including China, the Philippines, Japan, and Thailand. Multifarious aisles teem with products that can add an Asian zing to at-home culinary creations, including spicy pastes such as Mae Ploy sweet chili sauce ($3.25) and chili garlic sauce ($2.25). As shoppers nosh on a steamed siopao ($7), a traditional Filipino stuffed bun, some of Asia's most popular delicacies beckon from the shelves with promises of tasty snacks and rigged fortune cookies. White Rabbit Creamy Candy ($3) hops onto sweet teeth all the way from China, and Ramune ($2) lets thirsty customers an ocean away sample a popular Japanese soft drink. Wok With Jon's welcoming staff is always willing to offer cooking tips or answer questions from those who have never shopped at Asian grocery stores, such as time-traveling scientists from ancient Greece.