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Post by Geotherm on Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:08 pm

This mainly applies to the Marche area, but hope is helpfull.

Indian/Pakistani: In Corridonia, near to Macerata. As you enter the town, there is a small parking area with a bus stop. If you can park there, then walk up the street opposite and there a couple of shops on the left hand side, which have all the spices and basmati rice that you will need, plus typhoo tea bags!!!

Chinese: On the Servigliano/Fermo road, there is a small roundabout, just before the Girasole/Oasi centre. About 100 mtrs before this roundabout is a left hand turn which has a sign for Coal supermarket. The shop is located virtualy next to Coal in a small precinct.

Thai: I always order mine from this company, who have a great selection. Delivery is by courier, normally within 24 hrs of the order. The owner speaks English, if you need to contact them.
http://www.asia-market.it/shop/index.php


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Re: Alternative foodshops

Post by Gala Placidia on Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:21 pm

Lidl Supermarkets have themed weeks, Thai, Indian, etc. and they do sell a limited number of spices and condiments. Not a great variety, though.
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Re: Alternative foodshops

Post by Geotherm on Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:33 pm

Gala Placidia wrote:Lidl Supermarkets have themed weeks, Thai, Indian, etc. and they do sell a limited number of spices and condiments. Not a great variety, though.
Hi Gala.

Yes they have a asian one on at the moment, not a great deal of choice though, unfortunately. I check on their website weekly to see what is going on.

http://www.lidl.it/cps/rde/xchg/lidl_it

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Re: Alternative foodshops

Post by Gala Placidia on Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:11 pm

Yes, I agree, it is fairly limited, but some products are good. I usually find quite a good selection of Asian foods in France. Vietnamese and Cambodian in particular.
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Re: Alternative foodshops

Post by Flip on Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:25 am

We have an Asian supermarket in Lucca on Via Borgo Giannotti, which stocks quite a range of Spices/curries. Also often has fresh coriander and ginger.
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Post by Gala Placidia on Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:36 am

Thank you, Flip. I did not know. I will go to inspect it. I do not cook much Asian food when we are in Italy, but it is good to know. I do love fresh ginger and coriander!
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Re: Alternative foodshops

Post by Angela Fuller on Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:22 am

Especially for Geo....Apparently there is a new Asian supermarket that stocks the lot close to Lidls in Tolentino, Marche....anything they don't stock and you want they will source...They are, looking at the shopping centre, to the right and back a bit if you get my drift......
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Re: Alternative foodshops

Post by Geotherm on Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:33 am

Thanks Angela. Will check it out next time I go to Tolentino. Went to the Chinese one near Oasi yesterday. Got some lovely large crab legs, spring rolls plus some other goodies.

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Re: Alternative foodshops

Post by Angela Fuller on Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:09 am

Ummmmm sounds delicious, I do love crab and often remember eating a chunky crab sandwich outside a cafe in Cornwall....fond memories.....as for spring rolls....another treat....Let me know what you think of the new shop.....have already heard from friends who were there yesterday....say it is good....
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Re: Alternative foodshops

Post by Vicino on Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:29 am

Folks, is the asian place at ' la rancia' in Tolentino ? Next time we are there we shall call in. Also, I have never seen spring rolls at the Chinese shop near Oasi !! Are they in the freezer ?

Finally, one of the things that we LOVE is 'shao mai' those steamed pork dumplings ! Has anyone seen them around the same areas ?

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Post by Angela Fuller on Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:00 am

Yes V, think it is but havn't been myself yet....a treat for next week....
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Re: Alternative foodshops

Post by Geotherm on Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:28 pm

Angie. You can get reasonable sized frozen crabs from the chinese shop, have bought them a few times. The crab legs are for Singapore chilli crab which we like, albeit a bit messy to eat.
Also got fresh bean sprouts yesterday which were lovely in a stir fry last night. Fresh bok choi to go with the beef tonight.

V, yes the spring rolls are kept in the freezer. Just had some for a light lunch today, with a sweet chilli sauce. They were the small version ( think about 40 to the box ).
With the dim sum, then I have seen them there, again in the freezer section.
Shumai (simplified Chinese: 烧卖; traditional Chinese: 燒賣; pinyin: shāomài).

If I have a list of things that I want, then I normally list them on a translator and take the English and simplified Chinese printout into the shop which helps. Yesterday I did not have a list with me, but the owner used a translator on his phone

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Re: Alternative foodshops

Post by Vicino on Fri Oct 30, 2015 4:14 pm

I'll be down that way next week, I'll take my Chinese printout with me, never thought of that ! I assume as you had a light lunch, you didn't eat the whole box of 40 ! Shocked 

Looks like November is going to a good/different food month, going all Asian/Chinese !

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Post by Angela Fuller on Fri Oct 30, 2015 4:50 pm

Thx Geo, have taken note..... Friend in UK started growing bean sprouts in  his garage years ago, started supplying health food shops and has made a mint....I do grow my own 'sprouts' but supplies often outstrip demand....there are only so many you can eat....but lovely and worth the effort.....even the doglet likes them....in a nice tasty sauce of course....
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Re: Alternative foodshops

Post by Geotherm on Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:14 pm

Just had my delivery today of the order I placed on Friday with the Asia market.

[1390]1 xLatte di cocco per cucinare Aroy-D - 24x400ml €35.90
[25]2 xMama gusto maiale - 3 buste da 60 gr. €2.20
[22]3 xMama ramen gusto anatra - 3 buste da 60 gr. €4.50
[27]2 xMama tom yum pork - 3 buste da 60 gr. €2.30
[18]3 xMama tom yum shrimp creamy - 3 buste da 55 gr. €3.90
[15]2 xSalsa di pesce Squid Brand - 725 ml €4.60
[176]1 xSalsa di soia chiara - Healthy Boy Brand 700 ml. €3.19
[487]1 xSalsa di soia dolce - Healthy boy brand 700ml. €3.49
[30]2 xSweet chilli sauce per pollo - Cock brand 800g. €6.00
[1695]1 xRed curry paste - Cock Brand 1 Kg. €5.95
[44]3 xRed curry paste - Cock Brand 400 gr. €8.25
[183]6 xGermogli di bambù tagliati a metà - Cock brand 540 g. €12.00
[1876]6 xWater chestnuts in acqua - Spring Happiness 227g. €6.00
[1790]2 xFoglie di kaffir lime secche - Cock Brand 100 g. €4.98
[254]2 xLatte evaporato - Carnation Nestlè 384 ml. €4.00
[1869]1 xSalsa al peperoncino Sriracha super hot - Flying Goose 200ml. €2.60
[830]1 xSalsa di ostrica - Maekrua tanica da 4,5L. €16.50
[1105]3 xRambutan in sciroppo - Aroy-d 565 g. €9.00
[1532]4 xPolpa di granchio - Ambition 170g. €11.20
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Totale parziale:€146.56

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Re: Alternative foodshops

Post by Vicino on Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:07 pm

I'll be round in 10 mins !!
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Post by Geotherm on Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:27 pm

Maybe V, I should start doing Thai food nights

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Post by Angela Fuller on Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:48 am

Gosh that was quick and list is impressive...not too expensive either....Must try to be more adventurous in the kitchen, you have inspired me....
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Re: Alternative foodshops

Post by Gala Placidia on Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:03 am

Very good prices, Geo. I am not that lucky, in Spain it is very difficult to find a good variety of Asian foods and whatever you find is expensive. The so called Asian food served at restaurants cannot compare with the real thing. Fortunately, we frequently go to San Francisco and there it is paradise for Asian food lovers.
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Post by Geotherm on Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:25 am

Angie. Yes they are normally next day delivery. I ordered around Friday lunchtime, had confirmation was with the carrier later that afternoon. With the tracking, it was in Ascoli at 05.00 Sat am.

Gala, why not place a order next time you are here and take it back to Spain with you on your return.

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Post by Gala Placidia on Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:57 am

Good idea, thank you Geo.
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