February 11, 2020

LIST: International Marts for Your Next Trip to the Grocery

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  • The Philippines has always embraced and welcomed diversity in many forms—the affinity for such is apparent especially when looking at the influx of people from different parts of the globe who chose to live in the country.

    For this matter, specialty grocery stores have acquired their own spaces to serve the diverse community around Metro Manila. It’s worth noting that these specialty stores are not limited to just Asian brands.

    If you need Japanese snacks or some Indian spices for your special meals, we got you covered! Here’s a quick guide to some of the Metro’s International marts that you can use for your next trip to the grocery:

    Asian Marts

    McAsia Foodtrade Corporation

    Image courtesy of McAsia Foodtrade Corporation

    Founded in 2012, the McAsia Foodtrade Corporation is one of the major suppliers of Asian (dry/frozen) food items, kitchen utensils, industrial cookware, and commercial kitchens. They carry items from countries such as Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam. 

    To date, they have been wholesaling to restaurants, hotels, caterers, and grocery stores in the Philippines. 

    Also read: McAsia Foodtrade Corporation in Q.C.: Total Japanese Cooking Solution

    Address: 158 Apo St., Sta. Mesa Heights, Brgy. Maharlika, Quezon City
    Contact: 02-8251-3625 / 02-8252-0439 / 02-8252-0441 / 02-8252-0451
    Operating Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Mon. to Fri.); 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. (Sat.)
    Website: mcasiafoodtrade.ph
    Facebook: facebook.com/mcasiafoodtrade

    Teppen Korean and Japanese Grocery Store

    Teppen Korean and Japanese Grocery Store offers imported products from Japan and Korea. The products that they carry range from condiments and chocolates to canned goods and cooking ingredients. This is the ideal grocery store to visit if you’re fond of making Japanese and Korean dishes or if you’re looking to stock up on goods.

    This place is your best bet to find ingredients that can easily mimic the flavors that are exclusive to the said cuisines. It’s also noteworthy that Teppen houses raw udon and eggs that can be eating without being cooked! 

    Also read: Teppen in Makati: A Grocery Store for Your Japanese and Korean Favorite Products

    Address: 2153 Don Chino Roces Ave. cor. Herrera St., Makati City.
    Contact: 02-8553-4673 / 02-8808-1140
    Operating Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Mon. to Fri.); 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Sat. and Sun.)

    Japanese Marts

    New Hatchin Japanese Grocery

    While its mostly known for serving authentic takoyaki, salmon, and sashimi—the New Hatchin Japanese Grocery also houses deli treats and goods like vegetable tempura, sweet egg, and seaweed among others. They also distribute products to various supermarkets, restaurants, and households. 

    Also read: New Hatchin Japanese Grocerant Opens in White Plains, Quezon City

    Address: 7602 Sacred Heart St., cor. Metropolitan Ave., San Antonio Village, Makati City
    Contact: 02-8519-6567
    Operating Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    Website: newhatchin.com

    Kobeya Japanese Food Mart

    Image grabbed from the Kobeya’s official Facebook page

    The Kobeya Japanese Food Mart offers a variety of fresh and quality Japanese products. It’s the ideal place to find your favorite Japanese meat products, seasonings, liquors, noodles, seafood, vegetables, and snacks. They also offer Asian and Italian seasoning products that you can use to spice up your dishes.

    Also read: Kobeya Japanese Food Mart: Where you can find Japanese goodies

    Address: G/F 1 Juno cor. Makati Ave., Bel-Air, Makati City
    Contact: 02-8807-1107
    Operating Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    Facebook: facebook.com/kobeyaPh

    Yamazaki Ramen House & Grocery

    This grocery in Little Tokyo is frequented by locals and foreigners alike primarily because it has almost everything from treats such as candies, snacks, and instant noodles to condiments, frozen food, and personal care items that are not usually available in regular supermarkets.

    It’s also worth noting that the grocery has its in-house restaurant called the Hoka Hoka Bento Ramen Shop that serves affordable and filling dishes.

    Also read: Yamazaki in Little Tokyo Is the Ideal Place for Your Favorite Japanese Treats and Eats

    Address: Little Tokyo, Chino Roces Ave., Legazpi Village, Makati City
    Contact: 02-8893-2163
    Operating Hours: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

    Other Japanese Grocery Stores

    Darumaya Japanese Foods Center

    Address: Plaza #5 Cartimar Shopping Center, Cartimar Ave., Pasay City
    Contact: 02-8831-8382 / 0995-449-7081 / 0923-698-9259
    Hours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Mon. to Sat.); 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Sun.)
    Facebook: Darumaya Japanese Foods Center

    Asuka Japanese Grocery

    Address: Unit 7, Cartimar Plaza, Cartimar Ave., Pasay City
    Contact: 02-8834-8043
    Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Mon. to Sat.); 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Sun.)

    European Marts

    Euro Rich

    Image courtesy of Euro Rich

    Founded in 2015, Euro Rich is a European ingredient company that is a one-stop place to get the freshest supply of European ingredients such as canned tomatoes, pasta, olive oil, and truffle oil. At Euro Rich, authenticity and product quality are guaranteed as their products are directly imported from Italy and Spain.

    Euro Rich is mainly a wholesale supplier but they also accept single purchases for those who are looking to try their products.

    Also read: Euro Rich in Quezon City: A One-Stop Place for Authentic European Ingredients

    Address: #156 Speaker Perez St., cor. Alcaraz, Brgy. Maharlika, Quezon City
    Contact: 02-8252-0316 / 0917-871-5995
    Business hours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Mon. to Fri.)

    Korean Marts

    No Brand

    No Brand is a Korean grocery store that first opened in Korea in 2015. Its Philippine branch is its first overseas venture that caters to most of what the public loves about K-Culture which includes home goods, beauty and personal care products, and snacks.

    Also read: Korean Grocery Store No Brand Opens First PH Branch on November 22

    Address: Level 2 Robinsons Galleria, Edsa cor, Ortigas Ave., Quezon City
    Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    Facebook: facebook.com/NoBrandPHofficial

    Other Korean Grocery Stores

    Gangnam Mart

    Address: G/F, The Fort Strip, 28th St., Bonifacio Global City, The Fort
    Contact: 0917-180-8282
    Hours: Open 24/7  

    ASSI Fresh Plaza

    Address: 4th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
    Contact: 02-8832-9741
    Hours: Open 24/7
    Facebook: facebook.com/Assifreshplaza

    Chinese Marts

    Bee Tin Grocery

    Bee Tin Grocery specializes in Chinese and Asian products such as spices and seasonings, dried fruits, and other vegetables. Drop by this grocery if you’re looking to score authentic Korean ingredients without having to go through the struggle of ordering from overseas.  

    Address: #735 Ongpin St., Brgy. 295 Zone 028, District III, Binondo, Manila
    Contact: 02-8243-3453
    Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    Other Chinese Grocery Stores

    YOYO Market 

    Address: 2F-6 7th Ave., cor. 25th St. & Federation Dr., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
    Hours: 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.
    Website: facebook.com/yoyomarket2019

    JZLU Mart

    Address: G/F The Beacon-Roces Tower, Arnaiz Ave. cor. Don Chino Roces Ave., Makati City
    Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.

    Indian Marts

    Assad Mini Mart

    Assad Mini Mart is one of the metro’s most well-known Indian grocers that primarily offers a variety of Indian ingredients, snacks, cosmetics, and even incense. Further, the store also carries Indian spices that are normally hard to find. 

    Address: 31 Timog Ave., Diliman, Quezon City
    Contact: 02-8372-3146
    Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (closed every Sun.)
    Facebook: facebook.com/assadminimart

    Other Indian Grocery Stores

    Mustafa Mini Mart

    Address: Store #5, Paseo de Magallanes, Makati City
    Contact: 0917-814-3447 / 0965-540-5913
    Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    Facebook: facebook.com/mustafaminimartphils

    Anmol Indian Grocery

    Address: 7819 Makati Ave., Makati City
    Contact: 02-8296-7978
    Hours: 9 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

    Taiwanese Marts

    TPE Market Place

    Image grabbed from TPE’s official Facebook page

    The TPE Market Place is located just a stone’s throw away from the Makati Medical Center. The market sells products that are of Taiwanese root but they also carry various Japanese food and goods. The market, aside from its grocery store, also features a mini Chinese delicatessen inside which will treat you to an Asian-flavor voyage. 

    Address: Jaka Center, 2111 Chino Roces Ave. cor. Urban Ave., Makati City
    Contact: 02-8551-7522
    Hours: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    Facebook: facebook.com/TPEMarketPlace

    Also read: TPE Market Place in Makati: Taiwanese Grocery Store

    Israeli Marts

    Hummus Elijah

    Image grabbed from Hummus Elijah’s official Facebook page

    Hummus Elijah aims to bring Mediterranean cuisine to the shores of the Philippines. Everything that you’ll find at the store mirrors the Mediterranean culture and brings the flavors exclusive to it. The store is dedicated to uplifting the health of their customers which is why their offerings both at the grocery and the restaurant all lean towards nourishing one’s overall well-being.  

    Address: 7850 Makati Ave., Makati City
    Contact: 0905-313-4602
    Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. (Mon. to Fri.); open 24 hours (Fri and Sat)
    Facebook: facebook.com/humuselijah

    Arabic Marts

    Aldimashqi Grocery

    Image grabbed from Aldimashqi Grocery’s official Facebook page

    Aldimashqi Grocery offers Arabic food and goods that include a variety of spices, Basmati rice, perfume, beauty products, and even hookah and shisha. It’s also worth noting that their products are readily available for online purchases which makes their products more accessible if you can’t personally drop by the store.

    Address: The Grand Towers Manila, 790 Pablo Ocampo St., Malate, Manila
    Contact:  0915-200-0515
    Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 12 a.m.
    Facebook: facebook.com/Aldimashqi-Grocery-2058256574415382-بقالة الدمشقي

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