Listings of Asian Supermarkets in Cape Town

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I often shop at two specific Chinese supermarkets, living in the northern suburbs in Cape Town: Live Mart and 96 Chinese Supermarket. These two are Taiwanese-owned stores, which means I can always purchase brands that I grew up with. There are fresh and preserved Asian ingredients, imported junk food, cooking essentials, exotic spices, Asian beverages, rice wine and duck eggs. Asian supermarkets have quite a diverse selection of Asian products compared to your average South African grocery store.

 

Southern Suburbs:

Korea Mart
451 Premier Centre, Main road, Observatory
021 448 3420

Lian Shin Supermarket
Chinatown in Ottery (on the corner of New Ottery road and Woodlands road)

Mainland China Supermarket
Grove Building, Grove Ave, Claremont
021 683 7298

Cape Town:

New Asian Spice Supermarket
186 Main road, Sea Point
021 434 0598

South Asia Chinese Supermarket
48A Main road, Sea Point
021 434 0654

Northern Suburbs:

Live Mart (Supermarket, Bakery, Cafe – my favourite bubble tea spot)
Unit 5 Ringer Park, No.1 Printers Way, Montague Gardens
021 551 7960
Email: livemart888@yahoo.com.tw

Lian Shin Supermarket
Sable Square
Bosmansdam Rd, Century City

Ding Ho Asian Foods,
Unit 2 V.R.P Park, Track Crescent, Montague Gardens
021 555 2426
dingho@gmail.com

Mun Fong Chinese Supermarket
Fruit & Veg City Centre, Monte Vista Boulevard, Monte Vista
021 558 7840

N1 City Asian Supermarket
Shop 22A N1 Value Centre, 1 Solly Smiedt Street, Goodwood
021 595 2092/3
Email:admin@chinesesupermarket.co.za

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Grand Royal China Chinese Supermarket
(excellent for a wide variety of ingredients)
Shop Cape Grand China, Racecourse Rd , Milnerton

96 Chinese Supermarket (next to the butchery)
94a Monte Vista Boulevard, Monte Vista
021 558 0199

Tian Tian Chinese Supermarket
Porterfield Road, Blouberg

Tong Lok Supermarket
18 Link Road, Parklands
021 556 8722

 

Other Areas

Azen Foods
Unit 3 Pil-Air Park, Airport Industria
Tel: 021 385 0002
e-mail: cpt@azenfoods.co.za

If you know of one in Cape Town that is not on the list, feel free to comment and I’ll update the list.

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122 Responses

  1. Hila
    | Reply

    thanks for the great list!
    unfortunately Taste of Asia is not there anymore

    • Ming-Cheau
      | Reply

      Thanks Hila 🙂 Deleting it from the list now.

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  3. zelda
    | Reply

    Oh what a nice List you have for Cape Town I envy you ~ wish I’d known some in Durban~thats so helpful to have listings.

  4. erilene
    | Reply

    thanks for your comprehensive list. originally from jhb and missing chinatown in cyrildene, I have asked many people but only ever got referred to the one in ottery which had scant offerings in comparison.
    can´t wait for my next day off . . . 🙂

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  8. Georgie Wheals
    | Reply

    I am looking for Chinese Five Spice in Paarl, can you help me

    • Ming-Cheau
      | Reply

      Hi Georgie
      I tweeted your question out and this was a useful response:
      from @vintagevixenCT “Lots in the Boland! Try Wellington as well (10mins away) in the Main Road. Mostly all in the centre of the town.”

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  10. Roshana
    | Reply

    Please I’m looking for any stores in the southen suburbs than stock nori wasabi peanuts in tin 240g

  11. Norah
    | Reply

    Hi there – want to know where I can find Balut (duck eggs) – want to use it for fear factor. Any ideas

    • Ming-Cheau
      | Reply

      Hi Norah! Unfortunately, I have never come across those in South Africa. I believe it’s too much of a delicacy to be popular. I can’t work up the courage to even try it myself. Maybe have a look at Century Eggs? They are preserved eggs, black in colour and easy to find.

  12. Emily
    | Reply

    Hi. I am looking for a middle person to help us organize asian goodies from capetown to eastern cape. Can we do business together? Call me 079240740.

    cheers,
    Emily

    • Ming-Cheau
      | Reply

      Hi Emily, maybe contact supermarket owners listed in this post for that? There might be some interested in bringing more Asian goods in from the Eastern Cape!

  13. Kenny
    | Reply

    There are a wholesale company called ” Azen Foods” also does all the variety of Asian ingredients to the food industry. They are situate in Unit 3 Pil-Air Park, Airport Industria. Tel: 021 385 0002. e-mail: cpt@azenfoods.co.za

  14. chrisna
    | Reply

    Hallo Ming-Cheau

    I want to kindly ask you a honest question please. I bought rice flour from Lian Shin Supermarket. It however doesn’t taste like rice flour. I even compared the taste with some rice flour i have in my cupboard, which i bought at the Wholefoods store. Should I be worried? Can you maybe assist me, so I can find out if it is indeed real rice flour? I am allergic to normal flours and thus cannot afford to have something, which will make me sick.

    • Ming-Cheau
      | Reply

      Rice flours from Asian Stores should be legit, mostly because rice is a stable in Asia, so it’s unlikely that they’re use ‘wheat’ flour as a substitute. Rice flour should appear like corn flour, and if it smells and tastes odd – it might just be expired. I hope this helps! You should also try out glutinous rice flour, that’s gluten-free.

  15. Tarin
    | Reply

    Hey there, do you know if anyone of these stock Matcha Green Tea please?

    • Poova
      | Reply

      Hi Tarin I am also looking for Matcha Green Tea. Have you found a good supplier in Cape Town?

      • Ming-Cheau
        | Reply

        Hi Poova 🙂 Check out N1 City’s Asian supermarket, they have stocked before.

  16. Abi
    | Reply

    Does anyone know where I can get glutinous rice flour for mochi? Any info will be much appreciated!

    • Ming-Cheau
      | Reply

      Hi Abi! Any Asian supermarket should have that. If you say mochi to any Asian, they’ll know exactly what you’re talking about 🙂

  17. Jannes
    | Reply

    Hi Ming-Cheau, very nice site. Do you know of any suppliers online shop? I live in a rural area but would like to try “Bubble Tea” and other exotic dishes. Unfortunately Cape Town is the nearest city but as i am physically disabled it is very difficult to get there. Can you help please? Thank you

  18. shelley
    | Reply

    Please let me know where i can buy good quality black rice and red rice
    thanks

  19. shelley
    | Reply

    forgot to add, must be in cape town

    • Ming-Cheau
      | Reply

      Hi Shelley! Have a look at the Chinese Supermarkets nearby your vicinity, they often have a variety of grains. Otherwise, my suggestion is to check out health or spice shops.

  20. Shamila
    | Reply

    Hi Ming-Cheau, any idea where I can find Mi ABC Noodles? Thank you.

    • Ming-Cheau
      | Reply

      Hi Shamila! Unfortunately I haven’t used the brand before. There is ‘New Asian Spice Supermarket’ on main road in Sea Point, they aren’t Chinese or Taiwanese, so they might stock Indonesian products. Happy hunting!

  21. Stacey-Lee
    | Reply

    Hi there!
    Thanks for the useful info!
    You don’t perhaps know if any of these places sells Singer or Chang Beer? I am hooked after tasting it in Thailand, but can’t seem to find it here!

    thanks

    • Ming-Cheau
      | Reply

      In Cape Town, I know that the liquor store on Roeland street sells Singer. Some Asian supermarkets also stock them on their shelves. I hope this helps, good luck!

  22. Bronwyn Southgate
    | Reply

    Im desperately looking for shaoxing rice wine. Here can i find it?

    • Ming-Cheau
      | Reply

      Hi Bronwyn! Unfortunately, due to the liquor licensing situation we had a few years ago in South Africa, Asian supermarkets tend not to sell rice wine anymore as it’s classified as alcohol. My suggestion is to ask the store owner.

  23. Amy-Louise
    | Reply

    Hiya! Thanks for the list!

    I was wondering if I would find basil/sabja seeds at one of these stores?
    I’d like to use it in puddings/drinks etc but no clue where to get it and apparently using gardening basil seeds is a bad idea (pesticides).

    Thanks!

    • Ming-Cheau
      | Reply

      Hi Amy 🙂 You should be able to ask for them at Chinese Supermarkets, I’ve come across basil seeds before at Live Mart, which was in Durbanville, but now relocated to Montague Gardens.

      • Suki
        | Reply

        Subja seeds are easy to find at Indian spice shops. If you’re in CPT city centre Atlas Trading in Wale Street Bo Kaap will have.

        They may be labelled subja/sabja/falooda seeds 🙂

  24. Tanya
    | Reply

    Thank you for the very helpful list! I was so disappointed to discover that Live Mart had moved, I frequented the store a lot. The owners are such lovely people and so helpful. They gave me lots of advice:) I will be visiting them at their new venue soon:) I just have one question – where in the Northern Suburbs can I find duck. Apart from an organic duck farm in Paarl and a store in Tokai, I’ve been unable to find duck in the Northern Suburbs:( I don’t have a car so I’m looking for a shop close by. I live in Parow North.

    • Ming-Cheau
      | Reply

      Hey Tanya! Yes, Live Mart’s relocated, it’s closer to me so I’m not complaining 😛 Regrading duck, I reckon your best bet would be to find a butcher close by. Many Asian Supermarkets also sell frozen duck in their freezers, but if you’re looking for Fresh Duck, I suggest you contact a nearby butcher to help you source it 🙂

      • Louise
        | Reply

        Hi there!
        Do you happen to know if any of these stock mushroom soy sauce?
        Thank you!

        • Ming-Cheau
          | Reply

          Hi Louise, I’ll check for you when I get back to Cape Town tomorrow, I’ve never used it before, but I’m sure it should be easily accessible.

        • Thai Kitchen
          | Reply

          Both Azen and the Thai Supermarket stock the Healthy Boy brand and N1 the Mountain brand

  25. Muneeb
    | Reply

    Hello Ming-Cheau

    I am desperately looking for roasted red chili paste (not red curry paste) – there must be a place in Cape Town as all Thai restuarants use it. I really hope you can help.

    thanks
    Muneeb

    • Ming-Cheau
      | Reply

      Hi Muneeb, unfortunately I’m not too sure. My blog focuses on Taiwanese and Chinese food, which is a tad different from Thai. I suggest you check out some of our local Spars – they tend to stock items from a wide selection of International cuisines. Hope this helps!

  26. SJ van Zyl
    | Reply

    Anybody know where I can find Durian fruit?

    • Ming-Cheau
      | Reply

      Hi SJ, you won’t find it in South Africa. If you’re lucky, you could find them in Durban area, as they have a similar humidity to Asian countries.

      • Criss
        | Reply

        Seen it twice in the Spar at Picketberg, West Coast

  27. Shaan
    | Reply

    I heard that live mart moved where did they move to or is it still in Montague gardens?

    • Ming-Cheau
      | Reply

      They moved from Bellville to Montague and have signed a 3-year lease there if I’m correct 🙂 They should be in Montague for a while.

      • Shaan
        | Reply

        Thank you do you know if they are open on Saturdays i want real bubble tea had it in America at two different Asian restaurants and fell in love with it and now i want more

  28. Bayley
    | Reply

    Hi I see on your list the Chinese supper market in Race Coarse Road but no phone number any idea’s?

    • Ming-Cheau
      | Reply

      Hi Bayley, unfortunately not, they are quite well-equipped, and they’re owned by the same owners of N1 City’s Chinese Supermarket.

  29. Yuri
    | Reply

    Hi there! Thank you so much for the list. I am Japanese and I just moved to South Africa recently. We live near Mossel Bay, so going to Cape Town will e my only hope to get some good Japanese stuff! Do any of the above shops have good stock of Japanese food as well? Do you know if any of them has Natto(Japanese fermented beans…). I am so excited to check them out on Monday as I am going there!!

    • Jean
      | Reply

      Hi Yuri, are you still living near Mossel Bay? I am a chinese Malaysian living in Mossel Bay.
      Maybe we can set up a network of asians living in the area.
      Cheers,
      Jean

  30. Julie
    | Reply

    Hi,
    Thanks for the great list.
    I’ve been looking for silken tofu since moving to South Africa. I’m a vegan, and a lot of great vegan desserts are made with silken tofu. I can only find firm and extra-firm tofu in South Africa, which don’t work for desserts.
    Does anyone know if any of these stores sell it?
    Thanks!

    • Ming-Cheau
      | Reply

      It’s a pleasure, many local Asian supermarkets make their own fresh silken tofu, so have a look in their fridges, or even just ask. They could always make a plan for you 🙂

  31. Andy
    | Reply

    Where can I buy glass noodles in Cape Town? They are also known as bean noodles, or soy glass noodles.

    • Ming-Cheau
      | Reply

      Hi Andy, you should be able to find them at any local Asian supermarket, or even Spar 🙂

  32. Henriette Blesing
    | Reply

    Can anybody tell me where I can find “Hong Kong Dragon Beard Candy” in Cape Town?

  33. Magda
    | Reply

    There is a U-Seng Chinese Supermarket in Blouberg.

  34. Ekes Gonini
    | Reply

    Thanks for your list – very handy. You do mention New Asian Spice in Sea Point – it’s a great little store. It’s actually owned by a Chinese-Thai family, and its main focus is on Thai ingredients. So if anyone out there is looking for things like galangal and krachai in brine, roasted chili paste, etc. – steer them in that direction.

  35. Emma
    | Reply

    Hi!

    I was wondering if anyone knows of anywhere near Brackenfell/Bellville/Durbanville where I can get things like rice noodles, tofu and glutinous rice flour? I’ve just moved here from Joburg and am finding it very hard to cater for the gluten-free and vegan people in my household. Any advice would be much appreciated!

    • Ming-Cheau
      | Reply

      Hi there

      96 in Monte Vista is a good spot that’s close to you, and N1 City also has a China Town.

  36. JD
    | Reply

    Hi Ming-Cheau,

    Do you know of any more shops close to the city bowl/sea point?

    Most of the good places like Myriad in Sea Point don’t seem to be around anymore.

    Thanks!

  37. Georges
    | Reply

    Hi Ming

    I’m new in town, is there anywhere that I can find frozen packed dumplings in the City Bowl? Or do you know any restaurant which sells them raw in bulk? (I am currently carless to go to your list of markets.) thanks.

    Georges

    • Ming-Cheau
      | Reply

      Hi Georges

      To my knowledge, there aren’t Asian supermarkets in the City Bowl, you’ll need to make a mission to Sea Point, and check in the freezer sections. Most of them should have.

  38. Jacques
    | Reply

    Hi Ming

    I want to make my own dashi, but find it hard to get Bonito flakes and Kombu here in the northern suburbs.
    Do you perhaps know where I could try? I found a packet of Hon-Dashi @ N1 citys supermarket, but would like to make my own.

    Thanks

  39. Alisha
    | Reply

    Hi
    I am looking for a store that supplies things like smoked eel, trout eggs, small eggs for california rolls.
    All of these things for a sushi restaurant in Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania. I am in Cape Town now but will be traveling through to East Africa to take over the goods and potentially looking for a long time relation with the supplier.

    Regards
    Alisha

  40. caronne cotton
    | Reply

    Thank you for amazing list!

    Would you know where to find the Boba product, instant rainbow tapioca pearls? Any help will be appreciated.

    Thank you.

  41. Anthony Breakey
    | Reply

    Man I can’t wait to start cooking all things Asian foods, being medically boarded means I get to spend a lot of time at home, this is my new hobby which I already know is going to be my latest passion! Are there any Asian supermarkets on the Garden Route, George, Knysna, Mossel Bay etc? Which of the above mentioned Supermarkets are the most economical? Thanks for a great site. Anthony

    • Ming-Cheau
      | Reply

      Hi Anthony, unfortunately I won’t be able to help you there. I’m not familiar with the areas. However, Spar and Checkers often have a rad Asian range in-store.

  42. Craig
    | Reply

    hi. Where could I buy sake ? Thanks.

    • Ming-Cheau
      | Reply

      Hi Craig, you should be able to in supermarkets now like Spar or Checkers, or speciality stores.

  43. Fran
    | Reply

    Hi,
    Thanks for your list! Do you know which supermarkets sell Asian toiletries? I’m looking for a Japanese shampoo/conditioner called Shiseido Tsubaki. It’s a supermarket brand.
    Thanks!
    Fran

    • Ming-Cheau
      | Reply

      Unfortunately not, I only specialise in food. Good luck!

  44. tom
    | Reply

    Hello,

    This is a bit off topic, but could you recommend a place to buy a good wok? There seems to be very little information on where to buy a decent wok in SA on the internet.

    I’ve been desperately looking for a carbon steel, spun or hammered, round-bottomed wok that does NOT come with a non-stick surface. The round-bottomed cantonese-style woks at my local chinese supermarket were all quite badly rusted. Do you know if any of the above supermarkets have a good wok selection?

    Thanks!

    • Ming-Cheau
      | Reply

      Hmmm, you can check out N1 City Chinese Supermarket, the same owners also have a spot opposite Milnerton Stodels at Grand China Mall. They supply to restaurants etc, so they’re likely able to help you 🙂

      • Nervina
        | Reply

        Hi, I also am in the same boat as Tom! Authentic woks are impossible to find in Cape Town! The ones at my local Chinese store has some, but wonky, unstable handles & also a bit rusty. Is this normal? Would love to know where to go and have friends who are also interested because the expensive non stick ones eventually fail you…

        • Ming-Cheau
          | Reply

          Hi Nervina, I highly recommend you go to N1 City’s Chinese Supermarket, close by the Fruit and Veg. They supply the restaurant industry with Asian products, including woks and gas tops – so maybe check them out, I’m sure they’ll be able to help you.

          • Nervina
            |

            Thank you sooo much! So excited to be getting this lead…will be getting there asap and will spread the word. Love your site and your Asian store listing. So very useful.

    • Nervina
      | Reply

      Hi Tom
      I know it’s a few months since your post last November but I was just interested to know if you were able to track down an authentic carbon steel wok? I, like you, have been on the hunt ever since my second expensive “non-stick” wok quickly became very sticky, rusty & started peeling and flaking off in our food after just a few months use. I did find one at an online store but it is too small for a family of 4. Would like a restaurant size, around 35cm? Would really appreciate any tip offs! 🙂 Thanks.

  45. Joel
    | Reply

    Hi im a Cape Townian born japanese guy, and im also asking where can i find Natto? Or guaranteed to find a good bottle of sake?

    • Ming-Cheau
      | Reply

      Hi Joel, I can point you towards Kyoto Garden Sushi restaurant, they stock a selection of fine Japanese spirits and liquor, they should be able to help you 🙂 – http://kyotogardensushict.com/

  46. Criss
    | Reply

    Sake House is no longer there in Claremont..

  47. Ashleigh
    | Reply

    Hello! Thank you so much for this list. I just got back from Thailand and eager to try out my Thai cooking skills. I was wondering, which of the shops above would be best for Thai ingredients like palm sugar, pandan leaves and oyster/mushroom sauce?

    Thanks again!

  48. Alison
    | Reply

    Hello, the list is great but where can i find Asian vegetables in Capetown?

    • Ming-Cheau
      | Reply

      A lot of local supermarkets are venturing into Asian veggie territory, especially Spar 🙂 Otherwise, there’s the one at N1 City that has quite a wide range.

  49. Marina
    | Reply

    Hi
    Mainland China Claremont has moved, pulled up the other night, thinking that we’re going to have great supper, and they were gone!
    Any idea where they moved to?
    We drove around the area, looking for Chinese food, ended up having to go to Kenilworth, Rosmead avenue.. And as usual the food was splendid.

    Will Mainland China be popping up in a different area perhaps?

    • Ming-Cheau
      | Reply

      Oh no, apologies for that. This post was written a few years back, and definitely needs an update. I’m based in northern suburbs, so I’ll do a few missions and update this post and see if I can find anything on that side 🙂

  50. Nikki
    | Reply

    Hi Ming-Cheau, I’ve been looking for Annatto seeds used in Vietnamese cooking. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thank you for the great list;-)

    • Ming-Cheau
      | Reply

      Unfortunately I’ve not come across it before here in Cape Town. Good luck!

  51. Daniela
    | Reply

    Hello ! I am looking for a Chinese tea set, any suggestions on a good place to go for this? Thank you

    • Ming-Cheau
      | Reply

      I know that the supermarket on Racecourse road in Milnerton has tea sets 🙂 I believe the one at N1 city has too. Otherwise, you can also try a spot in Claremont called O’Ways Tea Cafe.

  52. debby
    | Reply

    I am thrilled to find your list, thank you . I am looking for tofu stored in water in a bucket, miso in glass jars and other fermented goods, sea veg and such like if anyone can assist.

    • Ruby
      | Reply

      there is fresh tofu (well there was 2 years ago!) sold in buckets at the asian supermarket near St Johns Piazza in Sea Point

  53. Grace
    | Reply

    Hi there, any idea where i can find dried rice vermicelli? Thank you so much!

    • Ming-Cheau
      | Reply

      Hi Grace, you should find it all over, even in retail supermarkets like Checkers, PnP and Spars.

  54. Steve
    | Reply

    Hi Ming Cheau,

    I am Steve currently working for 旺旺集团, and I am trying to look for a importer to distribute our 旺旺products as we have never imported any and all of those is the markets are somehow imported from elsewhere.

    Can you please help?

    • Ming-Cheau
      | Reply

      Hi Steve, I don’t do any imports but I do love your brand’s products – apologies for not being able to assist you.

  55. kathleen
    | Reply

    Dear Ming-Cheau,
    Thank you for the comprehensive listing for Cape Town.
    Do you happen to know where we might purchase bento boxes and bento-related items?
    I didn’t notice “Japan” specific items highlighted in your list so I thought I would ask if these items are available.
    thank you kathleen

    • Ming-Cheau
      | Reply

      Hi Kathleen, are you looking for empty hard plastic bento boxes? If so, some of the Taiwanese stores might have (Live Mart and 96 Supermarket in Monte Vista is Taiwanese). Unfortunately Japanese products are usually higher-end (way higher exchange rate than Taiwan and China) so they aren’t as accessible as other Asian products.

  56. Amy-Lee Samuels
    | Reply

    Hi I’m looking for a place that sells Japanese custard filled pancakes- called imagawayaki or hontou pancakes I think. Apparently they are also filled with bean paste, but I just want the custard ones. There used to be a family that sold them in tableview years ago.

  57. Nix
    | Reply

    Hi There 🙂 Any idea where I can find candlenuts? Thank you 🙂

  58. richard
    | Reply

    Hi there Ming-Cheau . . . .

    Friends of Mine are Looking for “Chang ” Beer
    Is there Local Place to Purchase them in capetown?
    Please get back to me. .
    regards
    Richard

    • Ming-Cheau
      | Reply

      Hey Richard, sorry I can’t help you man. I specialise in Chinese, Taiwanese-style foods/knowledge. I’m not that clued up about Thai brands. I’d recommend you try a wholesaler as most Asian supermarkets don’t actually have a liquor license to sell beer.

  59. Criss
    | Reply

    Hi there, I’m looking for a Thailand brand of instant rice vermicelli Tom yum koong flavor. Livemart used to sell them but not anymore. Thank you in advance!

  60. Renee
    | Reply

    Hi Ming-Cheau

    I’m an Australian visiting CT and have promised some old school friends a yummy That stir fry. I need to get Kejap Manis (sweet soy sauce), plus Sambal Oelek (rich hot-ish red sauce) for the two meals I want to cook them. I also want to get those yummy very flat thick noodles.

    Your list is terrific – I see the supermarket in Grove Centre, Grove Street Claremont is fairly close by.

    Do you happen to know if:
    (a) they have these 3 items in stock and
    (b) they’ll be open this week?

    Also, do they keep a good stock of f fresh bak choy or similar?

    Many thanks!

    • Ming-Cheau
      | Reply

      Hi Renee, unfortunately I can’t help you further than that, I stay in the northern suburbs of Cape Town. Good luck with the dish!

  61. Andrew
    | Reply

    I am looking to buy ramen noodles in bulk? Do you know of any suppliers?

    • Ming-Cheau
      | Reply

      I suggest hit N1 City’s Chinese Supermarket in the Northern Suburbs 🙂 They sell wholesale to restaurants etc.

  62. Marisa
    | Reply

    Any hits in the Helderberg area?

    • Ming-Cheau
      | Reply

      Unfortunately I don’t know, not my side of the world 🙁 I encourage people to tell me if they come across shops, I’ll keep adding to my list.

  63. Kirst
    | Reply

    Do you know of any Asian supermarkets/suppliers on the Garden Route (Mossel Bay, George, Knysna, Oudtshoorn)?

    Or any buy-online websites that might deliver to the the garden route?

    • Ming-Cheau
      | Reply

      Sorry Kirst, I don’t as I haven’t ventured that way for Asian supermarkets. If I find out I’ll let you know.

  64. Sharoomadee Naidoo
    | Reply

    Hi, I’m looking for glutinous rice flour in johannesburg, please. Thank you.

    • Ming-Cheau
      | Reply

      Hi Sharoonmadee, you will find it in pretty much any Asian supermarket 🙂 It’s a staple ingredient in an Asian pantry.

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