Best of Boston

1998 Best Market, Asian

88 Supermarket

This is where shoppers from both the ‘burbs and Chinatown buy their lime leaves, shrimp balls, bok choy, and soy “pork,” in a Star Market-sized store crammed with tidy isles of Asian goods. Bilingual signs and a friendly staff make 88 accessible to the uninitiated; 10 minutes of wandering, and you’ll be ready to fire up the wok. No wok? Buy it here.

50 Herald St., Boston, 617-423-1688,