Asian Su­per­mar­ket of­fers new tastes for shop­pers

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY BUSINESS -

A NEW Asian su­per­mar­ket spe­cial­is­ing in all things Asian, such as Filipino, Thai, Malaysian, In­done­sian, Ja­panese and Korean cuisines is now open at the Cannonvale mar­kets.

The store is ded­i­cated to bring­ing a wide and var­ied range of Asian prod­ucts to Whit­sun­day shop­pers, who ei­ther miss the tastes of home or are search­ing for some­thing a lit­tle dif­fer­ent.

It has al­ways been the owner, Myrna Hold’s dream to open her own store and she de­cided to turn it into a re­al­ity last month.

Ms Hold moved to the Whit­sun­days from the Philip­pines 26 years ago.

Miss­ing the taste of tra­di­tional Filipino food, she started to sell dif­fer­ent Asian foods and prod­ucts at the Bowen mar­kets ev­ery Sun­day.

“You al­ways have a crav­ing for the food of your cul­ture and I re­ally wanted to take on a new chal­lenge and bring an Asian su­per­mar­ket to the Whit­sun­days,” she said.

“We are a mul­ti­cul­tural town and more and more peo­ple are mov­ing here for work and study so it was a per­fect fit.”

The su­per­mar­ket has an im­pres­sive range of spices and herbs, pastes, cur­ries, sam­bals and sauces, beans, dried prod­ucts, rice, flour, wraps, noo­dles, dumplings, a wide va­ri­ety of ex­otic snack foods and frozen prod­ucts.

Ms Hold said she was happy to take spe­cial or­ders or re­quests and will be able to source many new prod­ucts. She is also look­ing for­ward to build­ing the su­per­mar- ket’s range of fresh pro­duce and meet­ing lots of new cus­tomers. She said the su­per­mar­ket also has an ex­cel­lent range of tra­di­tional Filipino meats in­clud­ing pork to­cino, pork lon­gan­isa, cakes and sweets.

The su­per­mar­ket also op­er­ates an in­ter­na­tional money trans­fer ser­vice and ba­lik­bayan boxes are avail­able.

SOME­THING DIF­FER­ENT: Whit­sun­day Asian Su­per­mar­ket owner Myrna Hold proudly stands in front of her new su­per­mar­ket busi­ness which is open seven days a week from 10am-6pm Mon­day to Satur­day and 11am-5pm Sun­day.

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