For some of the freshest food in Oklahoma City, follow local chefs to the Asian District.
Red signs mark the area along Classen Boulevard between Northwest 22nd and 30th Streets. Look here for Super Cao Nguyen market, keep an eye out for Banh Mi Ba Le, and don't miss Pho Hoa and Mr. Pho.
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Offerings at Super Cao Nguyen may include clams from Canada, red snapper from Australia, and the occasional live spotted prawns from Alaska. "We got our start supplying our Vietnamese, Chinese, and Thai customers who live in the area," says Ba Luong, whose parents began operating the market in 1979. Now just as many non-Asians shop for seafood, fresh herbs, and vegetables that include baby bok choy, Chinese broccoli, and Japanese eggplants, to name a few. The deli stocks sushi, pâtés, traditional Korean kimchi, curry dishes, and sandwiches made with fresh-baked French bread.