What are your favorite things to purchase at international markets?
There's a huge international market near my house that we went to for the first time today to purchase garam masala (we tried making butter chicken for the first time today) and it seems like it'd be a great place to pick up lots of stuff..
stipulations: we try to eat healthy. Also, we are realtively new at cooking and aren't amazing chefs, so we need things that are hopefully easy to use/make.
One other question: what's the purple sweet sauce in teh plastic bottles at Pho restaurants?? Someone told me a long time go it was plum sauce but it doens't appear to be (based on the plum sauces I've tried from stores).