Saturday, June 23, 2012

VAN LONG FRUIT & VEG - INALA TOWN CENTRE

VAN LONG FRUIT & VEG, INALA© BUSOG! SARAP! 2012VAN LONG FRUIT & VEG

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!

VAN LONG FRONT PRODUCTS TABLE© BUSOG! SARAP! 2012

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.

VAN LONG ASSORTED ASIAN SNACKS© BUSOG! SARAP! 2012VAN LONG ARRAY OF ASIAN CHIPS & SNACKS

VAN LONG ASIAN SWEETS & COOKIES© BUSOG! SARAP! 2012ASIAN SWEETS AND BISCUITS/COOKIES

VAN LONG FILIPINO PRODUCTS© BUSOG! SARAP! 2012FILIPINO SPREADS, BISCUITS, SWEETS & SNACKS

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.

VAN LONG FILIPINO PRODUCTS SHELF© BUSOG! SARAP! 2012

In the future, they told me that they will dedicate an aisle for Filipino products.

VAN LONG PANCIT CANTON PACKETS© BUSOG! SARAP! 2012LUCKY ME PANCIT CANTON AND BULALO INSTANT NOODLES

These Pancit Canton packets at the moment are located in the Asian Instant Noodles section against the side wall.

VAN LONG ASSORTED ASIAN SAUCES© BUSOG! SARAP! 2012DIFFERENT ASIAN SAUCES, PASTE AND PRESERVES

VAN LONG ASSORTED NOODLES AND RICE WRAPPERS© BUSOG! SARAP! 2012NOODLES AND RICE WRAPPERS GALORE

VAN LONG COLD DRINKS & INSTANT DRINK MIXESCOLD DRINKS AND INSTANT DRY BEVERAGES MIXES ARE AVAILABLE

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.

VAN LONG FREEZER SECTION© BUSOG! SARAP! 2012COLD AND FROZEN SECTIONS OF VAN LONG

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.

VAN LONG FRESH ASIAN LEAFY VEGES© BUSOG! SARAP! 2012VAN LONG GREEN LEAFY ASIAN VEGETABLES

VAN LONG FRONT VEGES TABLE© BUSOG! SARAP! 2012VAN LONG SHOP FRONT WITH DIFFERENT ASIAN PRODUCE ON SALE

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.

 

VAN LONG FRUIT & VEG INFO, INALA© BUSOG! SARAP! 2012


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=)

1 comment:

  1. I like the canned corned beef trivia :)

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