My new favourite Asian supermarket
Total accident. I was coming off HWY. 407 at Kennedy Rd., heading to the Pacific Mall. On the west side of Kennedy, just south of the 407 there's this blocky, slightly ambiguous building with a sign on it identifying it as First Choice Supermarket. Could I resist? No. In I go. The place is unbelievable. It is, in many ways, similar to so many other Asian grocery stores, but it's ultra cheap and overflowing with stuff. Most of the produce (not all, but most) is beautiful and inexpensive; the fish department looks like the Miami Seaquarium, with clean tanks in front of the windows so the light comes through; the meat was, well, riduculously cheap. I had been on a quest for a large pork shoulder and they had them for .79 or .99/lb, depending on the cut. I bought two 10-pounders and for some reason they charged me 79 a lb. for on and 99 a lb. for the other, but I think they're the same. But who's going to quibble at that price? I got a huge tray of jalapenos for $1, a gigantic bag of pea sprouts for about $2, Fuji apples, baby bok choy, and who knows what else. There's a BBQ counter and a bakery also. This place is going into my regular rotation. I'll take it over T+T any day.