For a long time, most Spanish supermarkets have included in their shares Many ethnic products from all over the planet, such as Chinese sauces, Noodles Asian cuisine, Mexican tortillas, Indian spices, hummus… Multiculturalism, consumer interest in traveling and trying new things at home and incorporating international references into their usual menus has also led to the proliferation of specialty stores, where you can still The more exotic foods you can find, the rarer and more exclusive you can find. We recommend some of these The most famous ethnic destination in Madrid where you can go to do the most international shopping.
This is one of the largest and most famous oriental supermarkets in Madrid. It’s been open for over 30 years and you can find all kinds of Asian foods from Korean, Vietnamese and Chinese to Thai, Japanese, Indian… Dozens of varieties of rice and noodles, packaged and fresh dried mushrooms, sauces, spices , BreakfastFrozen, ready meals, beer, soft drinks, tea and thousands of other products fill the shelves of this Chinese store, which has a large fish tank at the entrance where many eels swim. According to the manager, Asiu, this is a very popular product that they bring from MerckMadrid and they buy a lot both for individuals and restaurants (29.50 Euro/kg). The client takes them alive in a special bag. They even sell them smoke. Direction: General Margallo, 23; Phone: 915 79 72 50. Schedule:Day 10a 20.45h.
Small shop with all kinds of Japanese products: sukiyaki, nori, eel sauce, various types of rice for vinegar, mentiko, shredded beef… It has a small takeaway section with prepared sushi and frozen foods. You can also buy kimono, chopsticks, Japanese cuisine… Almost all the ingredients needed to make a Japanese menu are at this place. DirectionPresident Carmona, 9; Tel.: 915 79 23 11; www.tokyo-ya.es. Schedule: 10 am to 2 pm and from 5 pm to 8 pm. (closed on Sundays).
This food store of Bulgarian origin opened its doors in 2007. According to its owner Sylvia, it began with foods typical of the country that were not found here, such as lyutnitsa tomato sauce (similar to Spanish ratatouille), Bulgarian cheese, famous yoghurts, smoked sausages and products based on rose hips. , such as cosmetics and jams, made from rose leaves (from 3.20 euros for a 230 g jar). Today, the store also stocks other premium products from Romania, Poland and Russia: meats, dairy products, beverages, spices and sweets. Among the most popular are Romanian smoked pork sausages, Bulgarian buffalo, goat or sheep yoghurts and boza or braga (in Romanian), a fermented drink based on wheat and water that is well known in eastern countries. Direction: Columbia, 16; Tel: 633 30 95 71. Schedule: 10:30 am to 3:00 pm and 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm. (Sunday, 10.30 am to 4 pm).
In the Tetun neighborhood, behind Madrid’s central mosque, this place is run by Yasser, a Syrian based in Spain for almost 30 years, who sells quality products from the Middle East: Jordan, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Israel. …, all packaged or frozen. Among the most popular are tahini sauce, hummus, baba ganush (aubergine puree), aubergine pots in walnut-filled oil (from 4.50 euros) and, of course, typical sweets with pistachios, dates, pomegranate molasses and special baklava. who come from Jordan. In one corner he has beautiful tea sets which are sold piecemeal. Address: San German, 55; Phone: 629 00 8899. Schedule: 10:30 am to 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm. (Sundays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
Ntali is a Venezuelan who opened this small store two years ago with products mainly from Latin America, especially Mexican. Here you can find everything from tortillas, nachos, tortilla chips and cocktail making ingredients to a variety of hot sauces, dried chilies and more. Breakfast, They also have foods of Asian origin (sauces and oils) and Argentine, Colombian, Bolivian empanadas, Venezuelan cachitos and Mexican tamales that they make in their workshop and bake to extract it from there. Direction: Galileo, 33; Tel: 913 92 00 25. Schedule: 10 am to 4 pm and from 5 pm to 8 pm. (Sundays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.).
Owned by Kanthan (from the north of India), the small spot that opened 11 years ago sells only Indian products, with over 2,000 including the hundred varieties of spices that have the most appeal to it, as well as basmati rice. Is. , It contains a variety of flour, lentils and, as well, incense and small religious figures for the temple and sandalwood powder that are sold to Hindu customers during the peak moments of the festivals. Direction: Ricardo Ortiz, 46, local 4; Tel: 913 83 90 63; www.desigourmet.es. Schedule: 10.30 to 21 hrs. (Sunday, 10.30 am to 14.30 pm).
Cosmo Cash & Carry
The brand has two stores in Madrid (in Lavapis and Tetun) and an incredible offering of all kinds of Asian food references (especially sauces, ramen noodles, Japanese dressings, rice dishes, curries and Indian spices…) from Latin. Is. America (yerba mate, Mexican tortillas, corn…) Direction: Bravo Murillo, 218 and Argumosa, 22; www.cosmocashcarry.com. Schedule:Day 9A 22H.
Latin American supermarkets with over a thousand references from 14 countries: purple corn, quinoa or couscia beer (Peru); Preparations for making ajiaco, arequip or lulo juice (Colombia); Pa de Queijo or Cassava Bread (Brazil); Black beans (Mexico); Yerba Mate (Argentina)… Direction: Reyes, 17; Tel: 915 41 88 01; www.intertropico.com. Schedule: 9:30 am to 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 8:45 pm. (Sunday closed).
taste of america
The chain of stores (there are eight in the community of Madrid and more in the rest of Spain) with all kinds of products from the United States, from cereals like Froot Loops, Lucky Charms, Cheerios… to chocolates, pancake mixes and cakes Tomato sauces and drinks that can only be purchased in a US country. It also sells kitchen utensils and on special dates in that country, such as Thanksgiving, the typical roast turkey is sold with all their accompaniments. DirectionSerrano, 149; Tel: 91 411 46 42; www.tasteofamerica.es.
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