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Open Chat => Food & Drink => Topic started by: LouisF on May 26, 2019, 01:48:38 PM

Title: Chinese grocery store Somerset West/Strand
Post by: LouisF on May 26, 2019, 01:48:38 PM
Does anyone know of such a store? I don't want Chinese takeaways, but they sell the best Soy sauce I have yet encountered. The locally produced sauces one finds in supermarkets are not in the same league. The also have wasabi peanuts like I have found nowhere else - certainly not the Montague product.
Title: Re: Chinese grocery store Somerset West/Strand
Post by: chrisc on May 26, 2019, 02:41:28 PM
Got wasabi peanuts and decent Soy sauce from Foodies.  There is a branch in Diep River and I believe in the Parow area.  Inexpensive too
Title: Re: Chinese grocery store Somerset West/Strand
Post by: zer0 on May 26, 2019, 06:59:42 PM
A-Mart has a nice variety and their service is excellent. They've got some real nice ramen noodles as well, not the local :cr@p:
https://a-mart.co.za/shop/ (https://a-mart.co.za/shop/)
Title: Re: Chinese grocery store Somerset West/Strand
Post by: LouisF on May 26, 2019, 08:12:29 PM
Thanks Chris and zerO. That link is especially promising. One wants the stuff with Chinese writing, for those are imported from China. Kikkoman's soy sauce is delicious.
The one I am familiar with through my son and his Chinese wife is in Monte Vista, oposite N1 City - Mun Fong Chinese Supermarket - but that is too far. I am afraid Diep River and Parow is also a bit too far.
Title: Re: Chinese grocery store Somerset West/Strand
Post by: kamikazi on May 26, 2019, 10:26:15 PM
There is one in Main Road in Somerset West (near the Checkers & Engen Garage) where we buy some of our Chinese food stuffs.
Title: Re: Chinese grocery store Somerset West/Strand
Post by: LouisF on May 27, 2019, 10:41:17 AM
^ Ah! Just what the Dr ordered! Thanks a lot for that one.
Title: Re: Chinese grocery store Somerset West/Strand
Post by: LouisF on May 27, 2019, 05:29:19 PM
Found it kamikazi, thanks. Less than 10 km from my home.
Title: Re: Chinese grocery store Somerset West/Strand
Post by: kamikazi on May 27, 2019, 11:59:48 PM
Found it kamikazi, thanks. Less than 10 km from my home.

Great, hope they had the stuff you were looking for.
Title: Re: Chinese grocery store Somerset West/Strand
Post by: Shonver on May 28, 2019, 07:44:55 AM
Some years ago, a Chinese friend I was studying with took me to a local Chinese restaurant and ordered an off-the-menu authentic Chinese meal. I was a hot pot with a variety of peripheral options (for the hot pot), plus some duck. It was fantastic! Nothing like the stuff you get over the counter. The hot pot was divided into two sections, with one being spicy (chillies). Tastes were more subtle - almost bland - and spice was very spicy! One of the highlights was the peanut source. I went back to find the restaurant, which was based in a house, a few years later but could not find it.
Title: Re: Chinese grocery store Somerset West/Strand
Post by: LouisF on May 29, 2019, 06:37:03 PM
Great, hope they had the stuff you were looking for.
The exact product I was looking for, yes.
Title: Re: Chinese grocery store Somerset West/Strand
Post by: Orca44 on May 30, 2019, 06:41:12 AM
Some years ago, a Chinese friend I was studying with took me to a local Chinese restaurant and ordered an off-the-menu authentic Chinese meal. I was a hot pot with a variety of peripheral options (for the hot pot), plus some duck. It was fantastic! Nothing like the stuff you get over the counter. The hot pot was divided into two sections, with one being spicy (chillies). Tastes were more subtle - almost bland - and spice was very spicy! One of the highlights was the peanut source. I went back to find the restaurant, which was based in a house, a few years later but could not find it.
Restaurant was in Durbanville? Off the main road, if its the same place I am thinking of. Unfortunately closed.

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Title: Re: Chinese grocery store Somerset West/Strand
Post by: Shonver on May 30, 2019, 10:57:46 AM
Restaurant was in Durbanville? Off the main road, if its the same place I am thinking of. Unfortunately closed.

It was in the area bound by De la Haye, Old Oak, Old Paarl and the N1. That was probably around 9 years ago.