I love shopping! ... My kind of shopping is at Asian grocery stores. I can't pass the shop without stopping - Charinya
I love shopping! Wait, it is not the kind of shopping that you would imagine. My kind of shopping is at Asian grocery stores. I can't pass the shop without stopping. I am so happy that there are so many Asian grocery stores in Canberra, and I have been to most of them. What am I doing there? Well, sometimes it is to just check them out. Different shops have different products depending on the owners and their customer preferences. These differences usually reflect different ethnic cuisines. Most of the time I visit one, it is to get the ingredients for my cooking.
Here are some of my essential ingredients.
The above are just examples, but there are so many ingredients that I always use. I am also not scared to try different products.
I recently took the opportunity to visit and talk to the owner of the Canberra Asian grocery shop “Capital Asian Groceries". The owner, Rabi Byrne, has run the shop for around 7 years. I sometimes visit here on Thursday because the shop has fresh produce from Sydney on Mondays and Thursdays. My husband and I have given this shop the nick-name "the Thursday shop".
Here is Rabi Byrne.
Capital Asian Grocery is open 7 days and can be found at
Unit 1, Block 8 Purdue Sr
Belconnen ACT 2617
Tel 02 6251 2947
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