I can't believe I'm the first to rate this place.This isn't just Asian/Oriental. They also have lots of Hispanic foods, and I always see African immigrants shopping there too. (The current owners are Filipino.)They have a HUGE selection of rice. At least 20 different varieties or brands, in sizes from 5 pounds to 20 pounds. Short grain, long grain, basmati, Thai/Jasmine, brown, and sweet.They have a HUGE selection of asian noodles, regular wheat, plus ramen, somen, soba, rice, bean, and tapioca. They have a HUGE selection of pre-packaged pre-flavored ramen in bowls. They have a HUGE selection of beans.They have a HUGE selection of hispanic spices, a whole rack of probably 3 dozen kinds and styles of chili pepper. They have a HUGE selection of canned goods of hispanic and asian origen. They have a HUGE selection of candies of asian origen.This is another MUST SEE on the West side. They are on the point where Tibbs intersects Lafayette Road. They are on the EAST side of Tibbs, and the WEST (or South-West) side of Lafayette.
04/28/2009Brothers Oriental Grocery
This is a well-stocked Asian grocery. Owned by Koreans, and most of the Asian customers are Korean. They have a dry food, canned food, fresh produce, refrigerated and frozen food. Also a small section with rice steamers and cooking/eating utensils and dishes. I go here regularly for brown rice, various somen and soba noodles, ITO-WAKAME (string seaweed), and huge pre-packaged bowls of noodles (with included spice and dehydrated veggies/meat). Another favorite are all the exotic snacks (exotic/weird to us westerners, that is) that I like to take to social gatherings and pot-lucksYou can get bags of various rice from 5 pounds up to 25 or 50 pounds, and ramen by the case.If you're a regular shopper, ask for their VIP bonus card and get 5% credit back on your purchases. The guy who runs it is very nice.
Originally from Northern Indiana, I normally prefer Walmart over Meijer, but the Meijer here was definitely better. I was able to get in and out with exactly what I needed in a short period of time. There was a sales person easily accessible and available when I had a question and they kept self-checkout lanes open, so I didn't have to stand in line for 15-20 minutes, to buy 3 things. The U-scan assistant even smiled, thanked me for my business and wished me a good night. For a single moment, everything was right in my world.