Monday, May 12, 2014

Asian Market Grand Opening

Sally Rae Making Sushi

Since Leung's closed on 5th Street in Courtenay, I have been searching for a local market that carries a wide selection of Asian ingredients and imports. Most of my 'Asian specific' menus have been timed around a trip to the mainland so I could shop at T&T or H-Mart. If this is a dilemma that you also experience, I may have a solution for us all!!
I recently Googled 'Asian Groceries Vancouver Island' and found a new location in Nanaimo. Originally a very tiny store on Terminal near the ferry, 'Man Lee The Orient' has moved to a new, spacious location with free parking for fifty vehicles! I stopped in the other day to stock up for a promised Sushi Birthday Lunch for a friend. The store is jam packed with groceries; dry, fresh, frozen and imported gifts.
Their address...
Man Lee The Orient
385 Terminal Ave., Nanaimo, BC
V9R 0A4
(250) 753-6133

Owner Basil Chau was determined I visit their new website. Be sure to check
out his story and vision for this old area of Nanaimo...
www.manleenanaimo.com


Sushi prepared by Sally Rae


www.gourmetbysallyrae.com
Photos 'Sushi by Sally Rae' ~taken by Pat Young, May 2012

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