Posted by pottera
on Nov 13th, 2009 in Stores
| 7 comments
Type of Place
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: Asian Grocery Store
: Mosae Forum, underground
Brand-new in October, Amazing Oriental, is a moderately sized (for the Dutch) Asian grocery store located near the Markt square in the underground level of the Mosae Forum. The new shop is clean and bright with a “fast food” stand at the entrance for lunch on the go. They have a nice selection of prepackaged, frozen, and fresh foods, and the vegetables tend to be ones you won’t see in your regular Albert Heijns. Many of the products appear to be Indonesian in origin, but there is also a variety of food from any other Asian country you can think of. Of course you can get a great deal of rice in bulk and Amazing Oriental carries some beer and wine as well.
In addition to the food and drink aspects of the store, an aisle of cookware and dishes will ensure that you have all the right tools to prepare a small feast. The prices are reasonable and probably comparable to what you might find in the regular grocery stores.
The oddest item I found at the shop: a "vegetarian" fish
Being a fan of Asian cuisine and a cook that likes to try new things occasionally, I was pretty excited about Amazing Oriental opening up here in Maastricht. I was spoiled in Boston by having a large Asian grocery store just a 15 minute walk from home. It was a great store, but fishy smelling. Amazing Oriental does not have a fish or meat counter, so it ought to stay a pretty pleasant shopping experience. In fact the strangest item I found in the store is only shaped like a fish. Once you have picked up everything you can there, you can swing by Jumbo next door and wrap up the rest of your grocery shopping. I look forward to shopping more at Amazing Oriental and maybe even making my super miso soup in the near future.
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