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My SO is white and tried to do a favor for us by picking up dumpling skins at the grocery store. How do I explain nicely that buying Asian things must happen at an Asian grocery store and the fake stuff at Kroger just will not suffice? In a way that doesn’t make me just seem picky

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Really don’t see the problem here. He tried to do something sweet. TBH I don’t think the difference is discernable nor worth making a big deal over. I got a toasted lox, cream cheese, and capers bagel from a Korean-owned deli this morning which had kimchee on the shelves. Tastes the same.

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Meh, hefty annual fees and not much in benefits anyway 😆.

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i just say they don’t use authentic ingredients so it tastes different but nice try 👍 then teach him how to navigate the asian store

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just tell him/her

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I don’t want to land at, well I will just do it myself then. That would be a bad solution because they are trying to do us a favor

Get both and show them how much better the real one tastes

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“Hey, that was so sweet, thank you! Next time let’s go to “Asian grocery store” together, I can show you my favorite brand”

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Just tell them. It’s your culture who cares if you seem “picky”. My white bf and I have been going through this exercise for years.

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Ask him if he’d pick up pancakes at a Japanese grocer.

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Ummm sir are you even Asian? Japanese pancakes are literally the best pancakes in the world. American pancakes taste like napkins in comparison

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Dump them for an Asian person

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Make a similar comparison to something he likes.

I stand corrected. There no similar comparison. Asian things are better 😂

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