Ethnic Food

One of the hardest adjustments in relocating to a new country or even a new state, with a new culture, is finding the comforts of food from home. Food is an important cultural and community connection. With the growing diversity of the Capital Region, there are an increasing number of ethnic outlets for authentic asian food. 

Son Of Egg

The Korean-American quick bite restaurant that offers authentic Korean food; the go-to spot for quick and delicious bites in the Capital Region. Located in Albany and Rensselaer.

Watch the Son of Egg #SmallBiz518 episode here!

Tara Kitchen

Tara Kitchen, owned by Aneesa Waheed and located in Schenectady, offers food that reflects Morocco’s rich history. Chef Aneesa Waheed’s talent for building beautifully balanced flavors out of unexpected combinations makes this restaurant worth a visit.

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Two Little Dumplings

A multi-generational family business that believes in serving our community. They offer a wide variety of dumplings, dipping sauces, and chili oil that are handcrafted with natural ingredients. 

Watch the Two Little Dumplings #SmallBiz518 episode here!

Sunhee’s Farm and Kitchen, Troy NY

Owned and operated by Sunhee. She supports neighbors & farmers who make living a “healthy & sustainable” lifestyle possible. Sunhee’s offers a handful of homestyle Korean dishes including: Bibimbap, Kimchi Jigae, Dukbokki, Ojingo Bokkum.

Watch the Sunhee’s Farm and Kitchen #SmallBiz518 episode here!

Bizen, Great Barrington MA

Bizen Japanese Restaurant & Sushi serves gourmet world-class sushi. The restaurant features a non-smoking saki lounge and. Bizen serves fresh, organic in-season ingredients. The Boston Globe hailed Bizen as the “Best sushi outside Japan.”

The Asian Food Market, Albany NY

The Asian Food Market provides fish, meats, vegetable, breads, grains, herbal medicine, and dining and cookware. The Market carries goods from China, Japan, Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, India, and other Southeast Asian countries.

The Asian Supermarket, Colonie NY

The Asian Supermarket is new, bright, and clean. The supermarket carries a range of asian meats, fish, vegetables, and other asian foods. Some of the hard to find foods include beef tripe, geoduck clams, live eels, dried abalone, jackfruit, and burdock root to name just a few.

Karavelli, Colonie and Saratoga Springs NY

Karavalli is an unique Indian restaurant. It is a gourmet trail of the many diverse regions of India. It serves food from as many as six different regions of India and has a team of specialist chefs from India, each producing their own regional specialties – stretching from Kasargod in Kerala to Kundapura in Karnataka, this region now consists of two districts, Mangalore and Udupi.

Saigon Spring, Clifton Park NY 

Saigon Spring offers authentic Vietnamese food, conveniently located in Clifton Park. It offers a diverse list of meat, seafood, and vegetarian dining options. The half crispy roasted chicken (ga quay) topped with fresh ginger and gingered fish sauce is one of Saigon’s many specialties.

Pho-Yum, Colonie NY

The best pho in the Capital Region, Vietnamese rice noodle soup that warms the soul and lifts the spirit. Pho-Yum also offers unique sandwiches served on a toasted french baguettes. Pho-Yum is a family-owned local enterprise with a passion for preparing good food.