Saturday, September 02, 2006

supermarket shopping.

Meidi-ya Supermarket
177 River Valley Road
#B1-50 Liang Court Shopping Centre
Business Hours: 10.00am - 10.00pm

I used to go to Liang Court quite often when I was much younger. At that time, the place didn't seem so "dead". I guess many others like my family and I sort of deserted the place over the years. Liang Court is now held together by a couple of restaurants such as Tung Lok but most people I would say; mainly Japanese actually, keep it semi-alive by patronising Meidi-ya.

I like going to supermarkets actually, especially Japanese ones cos I always find the products more interesting. You'd get to see varieties of sashimi, fresh red stacks of wagyu beef, japanese fruit jellies, all types of sauces etc. At Meidi-ya, you'd get to see those mouth-watering fruits that cost an arm and a leg as well. A couple of days back when I was there, I stood in front of the boxes of grapes for at least 5 minutes just admiring at how perfect they looked in the nicely wrapped up box and of course, wondering how much each grape in that cost too. You can do a close up on the pic below to check the price out. I mean, who buys these grapes??!!!

Besides the stuff you can buy off the shelves at the supermarket, the eateries around there are pretty good as well. There's Tampopo, which I've yet to try and also the simple Japanese curry and udon stall. I love the udon that they serve there cos it's simple and the soup is light. Perfect for those rainy days too.

There's also a gelato stall which if I recall correctly, should be Pokka Gelato or something. However, it's now renamed to Haato. If you've tried the Japanese gelato sold at Wheelock Place, you're getting the same thing here. There are more flavours now compared to the old vendor and what's better is that it tastes great! I ordered the honeydew melon flavour (my favourite!) and enjoyed every bit of it.

I saw a couple of interesting flavours such as sweet potato with honey & chestnut and green tea with red bean. Try the gelato if you haven't had it.

'Til then, happy supermarket shoppin'!!


  1. Honeydew melon gelato sounds really good. I'll have to see if I can find that anywhere around here. (Kind of doubt it, though.)

  2. I like tampopo for its potato salad and shoop shoop cake (ultra light sponge with fresh fruits and a floaty sweet cream). The noodles are not bad either.

  3. umami: the shoop shoop cake sounds delicious. Will definitely try it one day.

  4. Hey, you should try out the Tampopo restaurant. They serve quite nice ramen :)

  5. the green tea with red bean is fab! now i'm lusting after the sweet potato with honey & chestnut gelato *drools*

  6. hey sooky! your taiwan trip sounds great! =)

  7. hi i stumbled upon your blog. lovely food pics u have here :) im a foodie myself too and its great to know likeminded ppl. take care!