Asian Supermarket offers new tastes for shoppers
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.