I mentioned in an earlier post this year that iHerb ships to China! iHerb is an online store based in California that sells all sorts of natural and health products, including vitamin supplements, bath & beauty, gluten-free food, and more. It’s great because if there’s something I can’t find at import stores here in Shanghai, I can order directly from iHerb.
Shipping isn’t too expensive considering if you average the cost of the items with the shipping cost, the items end up costing about the same (or even less) as what you pay at import stores here. The only difference is that there’s a lot more to choose from on iHerb than at City Shop or Pines.
In any case, I just placed an order for some gluten-free pad thai noodles. My husband loves to eat pad thai noodles. This instant version will be perfect for when we go out to eat with friends or when he goes on business trips. You either add cold water and microwave it or just add boiling water.
Ingredients: Rice noodles (rice flour, starch), wheat free soy sauce powder (fermented soybeans), vegetables* (garlic, shallots, cabbage, cilantro, chili pepper, green onion, chives), peanuts, organic evaporated cane juice, vegan natural flavors (yeast extract, extracts of tamarind, turmeric and paprika), spices, potato starch, lime juice powder, tofu, sea salt. Manufactured in a facility that uses peanuts.
Each packet of the pad thai noodles costs $1.65. I ordered 10 of them and the shipping (to Shanghai) was $10.12. Comes out to a total of $25.79, or $2.58 (16RMB) each! Definitely cheaper than if you were to buy something like this at specialty stores here (not that I’ve ever seen gluten-free instant noodles here).
If you’d like to order stuff from iHerb, you can use the code GEQ947 for $5 off your first order!