Garboro is nestled in a time-forgotten nook in Chinatown. Don’t overlook it as shoppers in the know come for the extensive selection of South-East Asian staples. The place is packed with a range of Filipino, Vietnamese, Chinese, Thai, Indonesian, Japanese and Malaysian products. Lots of items are available in bulk so large families benefit. Apart from groceries, there is a small seasonal produce section with vegetables and fruit; and a freezer packed with dumplings, dim sum, exotic fruits, seafood and root vegetables. Need more authentic Asian kitchen items? You’ll find all the claypots, cleavers, chopsticks, woks, crockery and bamboo steamers you’ll ever need here.
Fortitude Valley, Great Wall Shopping Centre, 6 Marshall Street, 3852 1946. Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm; Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 9:30am-4:30pm.