International Food Products at Asia Mart
Spicy “sisig” with rice is my favorite food of all time! I mean, the original Angeles-style and not the one with mayo. The last time I had it was when my sisters brought me a jar – the airport authorities told them not to do it again ;p
Anyway, since I could not prepare “sisig” here I would sometimes buy canned Purefoods “sisig”. I just add lots of chopped onions and lemon juice. Just like in this post I made seven years ago!
Last Monday afternoon, I ordered some goods from Asia Mart. Got myself two cans of Purefoods sisig, corned beef and a can of Ligo sardines plus three packs of Lomi, a packet of chicharon, soursop juice and a bag of “bihon”. My total amounted to 27,000 won including the 3,000 won shipping fee.
I got my box on Wednesday morning – before nine o’clock! I excitedly opened the box and smiled for the free spicy squid snack. It was from Thailand and it was good. The chicharon was ok and tasted like the 1-peso pack I used to eat when I was in grade school. The soursop juice from Indonesia was blah. How I wish we have the Gina brand here in Korea. Their mango nectar and soursop juice are just the best!
International food products are now available in Korean groceries. A few years ago, I couldn’t even find tomato sauce at the biggest supermarket chain here! Filipino food products have not reached the major markets though. I love Asia Mart because they carry various products from different countries. The downer is the 3,000 won shipping fee — but it’s better than traveling to and from the stores. I save time!
Asia Mart’s website is in Korean, but they don’t require Korean ID to purchase from them. I also used my credit card for paying the goods I ordered. They also accept payments through bank transfer.