This is one big supermarket located in the Asian part of Colonial near Mills.
It is filled with all sorts of ingredients from all over Asia, and I do mean all of it.
You cannot really categorize this place under just one country, they have food from Korea, China, Japan, and other places. It is literally all over the map, but in a good way.
The first thing you will notice when you walk in is the prepared food counter, where they serve up fresh Banh Mi sandwiches.
Banh Mi is a Vietnamese sandwich, a remnant of the French colonial era made with french a french baguette, sliced roasted pork, cilantro, and liver pate but with a Vietnamese twist. You should try one, they are quite good and extremely cheap.
At the end of the counter they were making what looked like crepes with pork. They looked really good.
As for the freshness, well…. You have to judge for yourself. There are things I would by, then again this no Whole Foods, so there are other I will pass on.
They have a very large produce section, stocked with many vegetables I have never seen before.
Then comes the rest of the supermarket, shelves stacked high with things I have no clue what they are for or how to eat them.
I have never seen so many types of noodles from so many countries. If somebody makes it, I think they sell it.
They had egg based, shrimp flavored, black ones, udon, thick ones, thin ones, they had them all!
The same can be said for things like soy sauce, so many to choose from, and things like dehydrated mushrooms, they had Chinese, Japanese, and others.
I never knew there were so many types of fish sauce. This place just goes on and on with things.
My regret is that honestly, I have no idea as to what to do with most of the things in this store.
So next time you are on Colonial near Mills, go in and check the place out, I can assure you that you will buy buy something.