Costco has stepped up its international food options in recent years, offering a variety of imported goods in bulk. Whether you’re shopping for sauces, sweets or ready-made meals, there are plenty of Asian options that we love. Fill up your cart with these and get ready to feast!
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T-Brothers All Natural Kimchi
Kimchi, a traditional fermented cabbage dish, is often used as a flavour base in many Korean dishes. It’s delicious served so many ways — as a cold side, in fried rice, in a soup or stew or even in these 30-Minute Chicken and Kimchi Patties.
Authentic Asia Frozen Hand-Wrapped Shrimp Wonton Soup
Kirkland Signature Organic Roasted Seaweed Snack
Originating from Japan, dried seaweed is eaten on its own as a snack (sometimes coming in a variety of flavours) or crushed and sprinkled over noodle or rice dishes. Kirkland brand’s version is lightly flavoured with sea salt, making it a versatile snack or topping.
DOM International Steelhead Salmon Poke
Poke, a Hawaiian twist on traditional Japanese sushi, has risen in popularity over the past few years, and it’s no wonder why. Poke bowls are easily customized with your favourite toppings and packed with nutritious ingredients. This freezer aisle take on the dish comes with five perfectly-portioned servings paired with a Hawaiian-inspired sauce.
Hello Panda Chocolate Creme Filled Cookies
This classic nibble-sized biscuit from Japanese manufacturer Meiji has been around since the late 1970s. They have a crunchy shortbread cookie shell and a creamy centre that comes in flavours like chocolate (as in this pack), strawberry, and vanilla. They’re a classic childhood favourite that can be enjoyed well into adulthood.
One of Costco’s greatest ready-made meals, this chicken vindaloo dinner comes with chicken curry, naan bread and basmati rice. The tomato-based curry is a classic Indian dish from the Goa region that’s become beloved around the world. Skip the cooking with this grab-and-go dinner that just needs warming to enjoy.
Bibigo Frozen Steamed Pork Dumplings
Nearly every country has a dumpling that’s beloved. Thought to have originated in Northern China, there are countless varieties across Asia: Chinese dim sum, Japanese gyoza, Nepalese momos, Indian muthia, and Korean mandu, to name a few. These frozen pork and veggie Korean dumplings are just a sampling of the many stuffed pockets that Costco offers.
Hi-Chew Chewy Fruit Candy Variety Pack
A popular Japanese candy that packs big flavour and a chewy texture, Hi-Chew is similar to a Starburst. This Costco-sized bag comes with all the classic flavours: strawberry, green apple, mango and grape.
White Elephant Thai Jasmine Rice
We couldn’t round up our favourite Asian finds from Costco without including the absolute staple of Asian cuisine: rice. One of the world’s most consumed foods, rice is a key ingredient across Asian and comes in so many varieties: basmati rice from India, Jasmine rice from Thailand, broken rice from Vietnam, sushi rice from Japan… the list goes on. If you’re looking to load up, this 10 kilogram bag of Thai Jasmine rice should keep your rice cooker well-stocked.
FullMoon Deluxe Moon Cakes
Mooncakes are a traditional Chinese baked good that are most often enjoyed during the Mid-Autumn festival. They’re made with glutinous rice flour and have a filling of red bean paste, salted eggs (like these from Costco) or white lotus paste. Mooncakes are also common in Vietnamese cuisine, though the fillings vary and tend to be both sweet and savoury.