Asian Grocery Stores in the ACT

Z56-2-go 3 September 2008 34

Just wondering whether you guys here on this forum have any idea where I can get the freshest asian vegetables from as well as other asian food products and fruits.

Thanks for your help once more guys.


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fabforty fabforty 9:18 am 19 Jul 13

Vina’s near Aldi in Gungahlin has just about everything you need for Asian cooking and the owners are lovely people.

BimboGeek BimboGeek 7:18 am 19 Jul 13

Bumpy.

Just found a yummy looking soup to make for dinner so I’ll need some galangal and fresh herbs. My nearest Asian grocer is Fyshwick which seems to specialise in packaged food. Any ideas where I can find fresh veggies?

I also crave taro at this time of year. Do I need to go to Dickson?

JimCharles JimCharles 1:20 pm 19 Jul 12

Cheers, went to the little Asian grocers at the back of Aldi, Gungahlin.
$20 for a 14″, just about to smoke the house out now.

Antagonist Antagonist 11:11 am 19 Jul 12

JimCharles said :

Can anybody recommend a place to get a decent carbon steel wok from in Canberra? Fairly lightweight, round-bottomed, but sturdy?
None of your Jamie Oliver non-stick junk, just a proper wok to season and then abuse at high temps?
The “aussie” online ones I’ve found come from China via the UK for gods sake…there must be somewhere local but I haven’t found it yet.
TIA.

Lucky Price, Erindale. Cheap as chips and excellent quality.

dungfungus dungfungus 10:49 am 19 Jul 12

JimCharles said :

Can anybody recommend a place to get a decent carbon steel wok from in Canberra? Fairly lightweight, round-bottomed, but sturdy?
None of your Jamie Oliver non-stick junk, just a proper wok to season and then abuse at high temps?
The “aussie” online ones I’ve found come from China via the UK for gods sake…there must be somewhere local but I haven’t found it yet.
TIA.

Have carbon steel woks gone up in price because they have carbon in them?

rosscoact rosscoact 10:23 am 19 Jul 12

JimCharles said :

Can anybody recommend a place to get a decent carbon steel wok from in Canberra? Fairly lightweight, round-bottomed, but sturdy?
None of your Jamie Oliver non-stick junk, just a proper wok to season and then abuse at high temps?
The “aussie” online ones I’ve found come from China via the UK for gods sake…there must be somewhere local but I haven’t found it yet.
TIA.

IIRC the big one in Dickson has a decent range of woks right up to the ones you bathe the dog in

JimCharles JimCharles 9:34 am 19 Jul 12

Can anybody recommend a place to get a decent carbon steel wok from in Canberra? Fairly lightweight, round-bottomed, but sturdy?
None of your Jamie Oliver non-stick junk, just a proper wok to season and then abuse at high temps?
The “aussie” online ones I’ve found come from China via the UK for gods sake…there must be somewhere local but I haven’t found it yet.
TIA.

dtony dtony 12:10 pm 30 Jun 10

FYI, there is a new Asian Grocer over at the UNILoge, Childers St called Daily Market.

They seem to have a large variety of products with easy parking.

OzChick OzChick 5:15 pm 05 May 10

FYI. A new online Asian Grocer has just opened and they deliver to all parts of Canberra.

http://greenydelivery.com.au/

OzChick OzChick 1:32 pm 04 Sep 08

Depending on which Asian grocer you go to, the fresh stuff usually comes in to the store twice a week, for most of them it is Tuesday and Friday night…

tortfeaser tortfeaser 1:00 pm 04 Sep 08

Wide Boy Jake said :

I’ve found that the Vietnamese shop at Homeworld Tuggeranong (near the Sportsman’s Warehouse) has by far the best range of Asian food. They have some great seafood in the freezer and a good range of noodles.

+1

Great fresh stuff too, and they seem to turnover their groceries fairly quickly.

Though the best collection of random japanese icecreams has to be in the grocer next to where JB HiFi/Impact was in Civic. I recommend the fish shaped vanilla one.

OzChick OzChick 12:28 pm 04 Sep 08

Davo111 said :

I can’t remember if there was fresh fruits, but there is an asian grocer down the street from McDonalds Dickson – on the other side of the road. It’s a small shop packed with sealed dried fruits, and other asian packaged foods. Last time we were there we bought out their entire stock of Mee-goreng (students!).

Saigon Asian Groceries on Cape Street, Dickson

tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 12:01 pm 04 Sep 08

I have always known how to spell Angkor Wat, I just misspelled the misspelled name of the store that the owner cannot seem to get right.

I too feel the same way as you chaton about the Cambodian culture and people.

chaton chaton 11:53 am 04 Sep 08

tylersmayhem said :

I think you’ll find it’s *actually* called Angkor Wat – after the temple in Cambodia.

No chaton, it’s actually been given the naff name “Angkor What”, not Angkor Wat. I’ve been to the temples and know how to spell them correctly, sadly unlike the owners of this over priced shop in Belconnen.

I do have to say though that their fresh food is super fresh, but all other groceries are supermarket prices. I think every other Asian supermarket sell their products at about half the price.

you still spelt it wrong first time round. 😛 for the record – I’m just playing, not trying to cause any “riots”.

i wonder if it’s expensive simply because of westfield’s atrocious rental prices, compared to the cheap rent up in the courts in Belco.

i’ve been to the temples too which could be why I’m a bit argumentative, I get upset when people pass by cambodian culture without a second thought.

Davo111 Davo111 9:56 am 04 Sep 08

I can’t remember if there was fresh fruits, but there is an asian grocer down the street from McDonalds Dickson – on the other side of the road. It’s a small shop packed with sealed dried fruits, and other asian packaged foods. Last time we were there we bought out their entire stock of Mee-goreng (students!).

papadoc papadoc 9:18 am 04 Sep 08

Just thought I’d chip in. When grabbing dinner last night I saw the they’re opening a “Hub” next to Zeffirelli’s in Belconnen in the old Cash Converters building on the corner. What do they sell there?

tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 9:08 am 04 Sep 08

I think you’ll find it’s *actually* called Angkor Wat – after the temple in Cambodia.

No chaton, it’s actually been given the naff name “Angkor What”, not Angkor Wat. I’ve been to the temples and know how to spell them correctly, sadly unlike the owners of this over priced shop in Belconnen.

I do have to say though that their fresh food is super fresh, but all other groceries are supermarket prices. I think every other Asian supermarket sell their products at about half the price.

shanefos shanefos 8:30 am 04 Sep 08

fabforty said :

Sadly the AngorWhat seemed to have closed down when I was last at Belconnen Mall…

It’s moved to where the optometrist used to be – between Woolies and Baker’s Delight.
Much larger shop, so more than one person can fit down an aisle at a time!
Their veggies are usually far better than either of the two large supermarkets in Westfield and they have a greater range of fresh produce as well.

If you’re after South Asian products though, Bharat International in Belconnen is the bomb!

GB GB 10:46 pm 03 Sep 08

chaton said :

tylersmayhem said :

… Some people might suggest AngorWhat (yes, it’s actually called that), …!

I think you’ll find it’s *actually* called Angkor Wat – after the temple in Cambodia.

No, it _actually is_ called “Angkor What” —

http://stomachsonlegs.blogspot.com/2007/11/angkor-what-belconnen-canberra-act.html

ant ant 10:43 pm 03 Sep 08

The little old chinese or vietnamese lady in the lawns at Manuka (she has set up her milk crates outside La Scala shoes)! She harassed me with her Bok Choy last weekend but little did she know I have troughs of them growing on my deck (and trying to go to seed).

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