I'm very much a beginner with many of the Asian food genres. One of my favorite Asian inspirations is Aarti Sequeira - she has the TV show, "Aarti's Party" and she aims to make Indian food accessible to the American public. Her blog, "aartiparti," includes many recipes to get started (www.aartipaarti.com/
). That, and she has a delightful personality!
Here in southern California, I'm lucky to have access to a lot of Asian markets and don't need to order online. However, a quick Google search yielded results like Asian Supermarket 365 (www.asiansupermarket365.com/Default.asp
> ) and The Kitchn's online resources for Asian ingredients and goods (www.thekitchn.com/online-resources-for-asi