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Mar 5, 2010 03:51 PM

Asian Grocery Stores in London

I was wondering if anybody might know of Asian grocery stores in London. My friend lives there and when I go visit, I inevitably end up lugging groceries up from Toronto. Normally this wouldn`t be so bad, except that I`m carless so it`s a bit of a hassle on public transportation.

I`m looking more for a store that stocks East Asian ingredients (tofu, Japanese eggplants, black fermented beans, soybean milk, 5 spice tofus, fish balls, agar agar etc), and one preferably on a bus route or within walking distance of the route. My friend is also carless.

Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks

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  1. I use to go one in the North/East end of the city during my years at Western. It was on Highbury Rd.

    1. You might want to try King-Wah on York next to the Greyhound station. It's been a few years since I was there so I'm not sure what their inventory is anymore.

      1. Thank you gtafoodie and fickle for the suggestions. Next time I'm in the city, I'll check both out.

        I didn't even know there was a store near the Greyhound station - shows how inattentive I am.

        1. I would try the market downtown, there are quite a few different asian stores there...not sure if King Wah is still around...don't remember seeing it last time I was in London, which was December...

          1. There is a big asian grocery store at the east end of the city, Asia food mart, i believe it's called, on Hamilton, East of Highbury. It's where I get all my ingredients for asian cuisine from. They have all the listed ingredients above im sure. It is however far away but there is a bus route that drives up to it. Hope this helps.