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The Local _ Norrland _ Chinese/Indian Asian food store in Umeå????

Posted by: roch 31.Aug.2007, 12:51 PM

Hej, Just being new to Umeå, and having just started swedish lessons, I am struggling to find a shop or supermarket, even if tiny, that sells the basics for making asian food as I love cooking Thai, Chinese, Japanese etc and I am finding that the supermarkets that i have been to dont really have what I am looking for... Can anyone help a Kiwi girl in northern sweden???
Many thanks!!!! (Have car so can drive anywhere thats not too far!!!) biggrin.gif
Are there any kiwis in Umeå????

Posted by: Ems 31.Aug.2007, 11:57 PM

There used to be some shops like that around the back of H&M in town, just opposite Scandic Plaza Hotel (the tallest building in central Umeå. Hard to miss). Just walk from H&M past Bishops Arms and all that and then round the corner and keep walking. There used to be more than one of them in that building so hopefully some of them should be left. I think you could also find something in Postgången or whatever it's called nowadays (I can never remember its new name). It's in the same tiny shopping centre where Systembolaget is in the centre, just next to Vasaplan.

If you have no luck there I'd suggest taking a wander around either Ålidhem Centrum or Ersboda Centrum as quite a few immigrants live in those areas.

For Thai food I found this http://www.thaisupermarket.se/

Apparently this couple have been running it from their home on Västerslätt but are moving to Kungsgatan during the summer so it could possibly be up and running by now, unless that wesite is fifty years old and they went bankrupt years ago.

Best of luck!

Posted by: G Kin 1.Sep.2007, 05:48 AM

Hi!
There used to be an Indian shop at Åhlidhem Centrum. Ålidhem is not far from the university. Hope that helps.

Posted by: roch 1.Sep.2007, 11:12 AM

I just love cooking and have travelled all over... so I am really happy that I now have some leads to follow... the Thai place especially, the website is fantastic!
One more question... is it a swedish thing... but I dont seem to have found any fresh chicken, whole or in pieces in the supermarkets... only frozen? is this because its too cold up here for chickens? hahahaha

Thanks again!!!!!!

Posted by: jim747 1.Sep.2007, 09:55 PM

Hej Roch, got a funny feeling you are in my class, you being the Kiwi and me being the Scotsman!

Not much of a clue i'm afraid, will speak to my mates and let you know on Wednesday night.

Posted by: The Moozeylicious One 1.Sep.2007, 10:08 PM

Roch - he is also the one with copious amounts of chocolate hidden on his person :wink:

Posted by: roch 1.Sep.2007, 10:10 PM

how funny is that????? hehe.. Looked up the local on your wise and sage advice and what do ya know???? Yep its me!

See you wed.. hope your swedish practice is going better than mine... laugh.gif

Posted by: Mzungu In Za. 1.Sep.2007, 10:13 PM

[quote="roch".. but I dont seem to have found any fresh chicken, whole or in pieces in the supermarkets... only frozen? is this because its too cold up here for chickens? hahahaha

Thanks again!!!!!![/quote]

Nick the neighbors!

*quietly now*! 8)

Posted by: The Moozeylicious One 1.Sep.2007, 10:26 PM

funnily enough I could do that...my neighbours had one of these delivered a couple of days ago...

http://www.omlet.co.uk/products_services/products_services.php?view=Chickens

with two chickens in it

Posted by: Ezpen The Caveman 1.Sep.2007, 11:32 PM

Think I might need one of these for my kids... :twisted:

Posted by: jim747 2.Sep.2007, 10:57 AM

QUOTE (NySvensk)
Roch - he is also the one with copious amounts of chocolate hidden on his person :wink:


Always!! The cupboards and the car are full of it! :wink:

It should be law.

Posted by: jim747 2.Sep.2007, 11:00 AM

QUOTE (roch)
how funny is that????? hehe.. Looked up the local on your wise and sage advice and what do ya know???? Yep its me!

See you wed.. hope your swedish practice is going better than mine... laugh.gif


Welcome to the madhouse!

To be honest I haven't had time to look at my stuff this weekend, but i'm sure i'll manage. If you need any help in class then let me know, i'm sure your Swede will be able to help out way better than me though!

Posted by: roch 2.Sep.2007, 04:17 PM

mmm diame... mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
(dont know how to spell it... as the wrapper gets thrown off too quickly,,)
i know its silly ... but i get a small chuckle out whenever i see Plop... hehehe... i sent it to my kiwi and ozzie friends who also think its hilarious,.. sad but true...

Posted by: The Moozeylicious One 2.Sep.2007, 05:37 PM

and don't forget Kack though I think they may have changed its name boooohissss

Posted by: jim747 2.Sep.2007, 05:59 PM

Haha! Plop is a classic, and yeh iv'e taken Plop home to my mates before, just because I know they wouldn't believe me if I just told them bout it.

I also chuckle when a motor drives past and it has Kakel and Klinkers written on the side of it. Clinkers or Clingers back home are wee bits of shite that stick to your arse! I once had the horrible job of removing Clinkers from the rear end of our Dog when she was ill, the poor sod had long hair and it was a sticky mess!!

Posted by: atibs 2.Sep.2007, 06:05 PM

I doubt if you will find any Indian or Chinese food store. Swedes are inherently not open to other people and cultures.

Posted by: Mzungu In Za. 2.Sep.2007, 06:07 PM

^
Have you noticed, Scotsman usually end up in the shite one way or another!

*ready to duck the Haggis* laugh.gif

Posted by: Mzungu In Za. 2.Sep.2007, 06:08 PM

QUOTE (atibs)
I doubt if you will find any Indian or Chinese food store. Swedes are inherently not open to other people and cultures.


Since when smart ass?
smile.gif

Posted by: Ems 2.Sep.2007, 06:09 PM

QUOTE (atibs)
I doubt if you will find any Indian or Chinese food store. Swedes are inherently not open to other people and cultures.


Have you been to Umeå, or are you giving shit advice just for the sake of it?

Posted by: Mzungu In Za. 2.Sep.2007, 06:21 PM

QUOTE (Ems)
Have you been to Umeå, or are you giving shit advice just for the sake of it?


He/she/it probably lives in the Outer Hebrides.

Posted by: atibs 2.Sep.2007, 06:28 PM

Yes I have been to Umea. I live in Stockholm and can't wait to get the hell out of here. Of course, Sweden is a paradise for narrow minded expats like you :-)

Posted by: Ems 2.Sep.2007, 06:28 PM

QUOTE (Mzungu)
He/she/it probably lives in the Outer Hebrides.


Do they have oriental food shops there?

Posted by: Ems 2.Sep.2007, 06:33 PM

QUOTE (atibs)
Yes I have been to Umea.


So you're giving shit advice just for the sake of it?

Posted by: atibs 2.Sep.2007, 06:44 PM

My advice is fine. It starts with "I doubt it...".

Posted by: roch 2.Sep.2007, 06:50 PM

first of all I LOVE UMEA... being a kiwi, and have lived in london for past 7 1/2 years the QUALITY OF LIFE here, from day to day, less stress etc is far better than london.. london eventually wears you down... I have found everyone here so far to be really friendly and helpful and even when i ask random people in shops where somegthing is or can they order this or that they have been super!
I imagine stockholm to be similar to london in pace and lifestyle.. but i also think that life and where and how you live it is what you make it. maybe atibs you need to get a hobby... maybe some theraputic knitting... you sound like you might have some issues laugh.gif also you dont say where you are from!!!

Posted by: atibs 2.Sep.2007, 06:59 PM

Tack Dr Rock Svenska Phil laugh.gif

Posted by: roch 2.Sep.2007, 07:33 PM

My pleasure Atibs, please send 200kr, (am also looking for work!) to put towards my " helping bridge cultural diversity in Sweden" hehe

Maybe you should move to Umea as it sounds like stockholm is getting you down... biggrin.gif

Posted by: Achtung 3.Sep.2007, 08:37 AM

There is an asian food store right outside ICA at Ålidhem. There is a bigger and better one at the Renmarkstorget bus stop (downtown). It's called 'Spicy'. You can't miss it.

There is a thai grocery store at Mariehem Centrum. It opened recently and though somewhat limited in their stocks, it's not too bad.

Hope this helps. Welcome to Umeå.

Posted by: jim747 3.Sep.2007, 08:38 PM

QUOTE (Mzungu)
^
Have you noticed, Scotsman usually end up in the shite one way or another!

*ready to duck the Haggis* laugh.gif


Consider it chucked! laugh.gif

Keep outta the Brown and into the Pink, that's my motto, and I aint made any mistakes yet!!

Posted by: Mzungu In Za. 3.Sep.2007, 08:58 PM

QUOTE (jim747)
Keep outta the Brown and into the Pink, that's my motto, and I aint made any mistakes yet!!


Quite a price differential there my good man!

Posted by: jim747 3.Sep.2007, 09:14 PM

Getting back on track, I spoke to a couple of friends who say there is a shop down near the river behind the Hotell Plaza in Umeå.

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