Sunday, September 30, 2012

Spice World

There's a new Asian grocer that opened recently in Wagga called Spice World. I discovered it quite by accident, really. It all started one Sunday after I had dropped the boy off to his "Warhammer" hobby group and decided to find some lunch for myself somewhere in town.

I was driving around aimlessly, nothing was really open on a Sunday except for cafes etc. Why I have a sudden craving for sushi on a Sunday? God only knows! Needless to say, Zen Japanese restaurant was closed on a Sunday, so I decided to head back to Sturt Mall, which was at the other side of town.

It was a bloody good thing that I did, because I spotted a group of Indian guys out a shop near the mall. Wondering to myself, "What's going on here?" There were balloons and a camera crew outside. So I parked the car and got out. By then, curiosity got the better of me, I had forgotten that I was hungry and looking for a spot for lunch.

I ran across the road and beamed a huge smile to all the boys standing outside. No "Akhbar" in sight. Sigh. Never mind.

I ran inside and assaulted the shopkeeper, with lots of questions, the main one, being "Got any muruku?" What a comical sight! I was the only Chinese person in a shop, jammed packed with Indians everywhere, and I was looking for murukus.

Let me tell you, I have this insane obsession with Indian snacks. I blamed my Auntie Jill for this. She makes the most awesome murukus and Indian food and I remember when we were growing up in Malaysia, we would visit her and family on Deepavali. Good times!

Wow, I didn't know that we have that many Indians in town. Cool! That means this shop will have regular clients and it won't close like all the other Asian grocers in the past. We had a Chinese grocer in town. They didn't last very long, wonder why? Plenty of Chinese restaurants in town that would need supplies. It was a very sad day for me when they left, as it meant driving to Canberra, ACT for my Asian heists.

I didn't have my camera on me so all these photos are taken with an iphone, with a shaking excited hand, please don't judge! LOL

And what does a good little Malaysian do with all her green mangoes bought? She makes green mango rojak at home, of course ;)

And this my friend, is what I ended up having for lunch plus I ate my murukus whilst watching my Korean dramas. Best Sunday ever! Heheh ;)


Shirley Tay said...

I love those sourish green mangoes! Opens up my appetite! Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Charmaine said...

LOL, I can just imagine this excited Chinese lady zooming around the store with her iPhone. I can see you'll be one of their loyal customers. If you need anything Asian from here, let me knowlah, happy to post them to you.

Jackie Brodin said...

Thanks Charmaine, all good here.
Happy Mid Autumn to you to both Shirley and Charmaine, thx for visiting:)

penny aka jeroxie said...

OMG... so much goodies!My hand will shake as well! said...

Hi Jackie - how does this one compare to the Wagga Indian Grocery that opened on Fitzmaurice in August?

Jackie Brodin said...

Hi ;) sorry for late reply, was in Sydney. I didn't even know there was one in Fitzmaurice Street. Thanks for the tip, will check it out. said...

Sorry Jackie it isn't actually in Fitzmaurice...wouldnt want you to get lost! It is on Gurwood just a few shops down from fitz, across from woollies.

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