I definitely found a gem inside Inala Town Centre and it’s Van Long Fruit & Veg. Located opposite the Newsagency and next to the Food Court, it provides lots of space to move to leisurely shop to your heart’s desires. I use to pass this shop without any interest at all on my way to buy the TRIBE’s Vietnamese Pork Rolls. It was an old tired looking Fruit & Veg Shop before but since the refurbishment or takeover it called my attention to browse inside and boy, I was not disappointed!
I love the neatness of their shelves and people always stacking fresh stocks. They have friendly staff always on hand and all you have to do is just ask what you want. In one of our visit, the Snack shelves run out of Mr H favourite Korean Chips and we ask this lady staff…she went and bought more from their storage.
What blow my mind with Van Long is that they offer cheap Filipino products and this is where we now replenish our stock whenever we go to Inala. You can rest assure that the stocks are always new as most of the Filipino products runs out so quick because of the prices.
In the future, they told me that they will dedicate an aisle for Filipino products.
These Pancit Canton packets at the moment are located in the Asian Instant Noodles section against the side wall.
There was one lucky moment for me when I was lining up one of the weekends I dropped by in Van Long, it was sure busy and lots of people were waiting for their turn to pay for their groceries when one of the staff gave us a cold Asian beverage each for free and apologise for the waiting! I thought to myself…isn’t that special, I got to taste a different brand of beverage that I don’t usually buy and it was nice too, I got a lychee flavour.
One time I’ve spotted some packets of Tuyo (Filipino Dried/Smoked Herrings) in one of their fridge and made a mental note that I will buy some next time I visit, but there was no next time as it was gone that quick. Hopefully, they will re-stock it again.
What is so different with Van Long Fruit & Veg from the other Asian shops in Inala, in my opinion… they have products there that are cheaper compare to the other shops, it is spacious to move and you can manoeuvre you trolley if it’s not too crowded with people, they stack their shelves neatly and the whole overall appearance of the shop is clean and airy. Leaving the best for last, Van Long have fantastic friendly & helpful staff, they never disappoint me when I have a query over something. I hope Van Long Fruit & Veg will stay this way and improve even more to be a stand out from the rest.
LOCATION: VAN LONG FRUIT & VEG
(Next to Food Court)
Shop 45 Inala Town Centre
INALA QLD 4077
PH: (07) 3372 7800
OPEN 7 DAYS
F.Y.I~ I’m not related or connected to this business. This is one of my favourite shops that I frequently visit and the purpose of this post is to give you a sneak peek. We paid with our own TRIBE money for our foodie purchases. I’ve also asked permission from one of the staff/manager to take pictures inside their store, out of respect=)