Brandon Oriental Market

★★★★☆
  • 112 Pauls Dr

    Brandon, FL 33511

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  • 813-661-8862

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Sun 10-6 Mon-Sat 9-7:30

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I used to like this place and would probably rate it 4 stars before, but now I can even shop there without shuddering at the thought. All the selection in the world doesn't make a lick of sense if you have bad quality products. I have been going there for over 5 years (before they expanded the store) for all my Korean supplies, but in the past year all the rice products I have bought from them have little bugs in them. At first, I thought it was a fluke and maybe I got a bad bag, so I let it slide. The next time, I bought the same brand, and it happen again. So I like Kim the owner know, in which she replied I should freeze the bag to kill the bugs. No thanks, I don't want rice even if the bugs are dead. I was tempted to leave for good, but she assured me it must have been a distributor problem, so I figure you get three strikes, right? Well, third strike happen as I bought a different brand way later on and supposedly after a distributor change. Low and behold, freaking bugs in my rice; sad part was I was already prepared for it. Got my refund and said goodbye for good. It makes me think about all the time I bought their store-made Kimbop for me and my kids and what could have been in them. I'm sorry, good service and friendly attitude don't make up for dirty food; makes me wonder if they ever change distributor or if it's their store that was really causing all the bad rice.

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★☆☆☆☆

I used to like this place and would probably rate it 4 stars before, but now I can even shop there without shuddering at the thought. All the selection in the world doesn't make a lick of sense if you have bad quality products. I have been going there for over 5 years (before they expanded the store) for all my Korean supplies, but in the past year all the rice products I have bought from them have little bugs in them. At first, I thought it was a fluke and maybe I got a bad bag, so I let it slide. The next time, I bought the same brand, and it happen again. So I like Kim the owner know, in which she replied I should freeze the bag to kill the bugs. No thanks, I don't want rice even if the bugs are dead. I was tempted to leave for good, but she assured me it must have been a distributor problem, so I figure you get three strikes, right? Well, third strike happen as I bought a different brand way later on and supposedly after a distributor change. Low and behold, freaking bugs in my rice; sad part was I was already prepared for it. Got my refund and said goodbye for good. It makes me think about all the time I bought their store-made Kimbop for me and my kids and what could have been in them. I'm sorry, good service and friendly attitude don't make up for dirty food; makes me wonder if they ever change distributor or if it's their store that was really causing all the bad rice.

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I have been going to their store for over 8 yrs. It is the most convienant store in the area to get to. They are a great family owned business. They are always willing to help out and answer your questions. Great sushi grade fish. If its oriental you will find it here.

The best oriental food store in the Tampa area!

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I have been going to their store for over 8 yrs. It is the most convienant store in the area to get to. They are a great family owned business. They are always willing to help out and answer your questions. Great sushi grade fish. If its oriental you will find it here.

The best oriental food store in the Tampa area!

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I am able to find all the Filipino comfort food (and then some!) that I grew up with. The store has recently expanded and offers some really nice gift items. The family who owns it is always nice and accommodating every time I've shopped. Like other posters, I used to travel into Tampa to purchase Asian food items. It's great to only be minutes away now! Enjoy your visit :)

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I am able to find all the Filipino comfort food (and then some!) that I grew up with. The store has recently expanded and offers some really nice gift items. The family who owns it is always nice and accommodating every time I've shopped. Like other posters, I used to travel into Tampa to purchase Asian food items. It's great to only be minutes away now! Enjoy your visit :)

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I have been going here for 3 years now. I am half Thai and love to cook Thai dishes. The selection here is great, from sauces to frozen items. I used to drive all the way to Tampa before I learned there was a oriental market in Brandon. The owners of the store are very sweet. I recommend this store to any one that enjoys Asian cuisine.

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I have been going here for 3 years now. I am half Thai and love to cook Thai dishes. The selection here is great, from sauces to frozen items. I used to drive all the way to Tampa before I learned there was a oriental market in Brandon. The owners of the store are very sweet. I recommend this store to any one that enjoys Asian cuisine.

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I am an average american who loves asian food. I can't get enough of it and could eat it 8 days a week. My problem up until now was the cost of eating out. Well no longer. The owner is so helpful at helping me concoct all the dishes that I normally love eating out. Whether it is Thai, Japanese or Korean, I have been able to make anything. It may require some work but it is worth it. I have even learned how to roll my own sushi. They have every thing from Thia coconut soup to my favorite BBQ'ed eel. It is amazing how much she has. You might have to ask a few questions because a lot of the merchandise is foreign. The cost is the other thing. If you use anything oriental even soy sauce, it is really inexpensive to purchase anything here. I am a life time customer now. By the way, the address listed above at the time of this review is wrong. The place has moved so call first.

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I am an average american who loves asian food. I can't get enough of it and could eat it 8 days a week. My problem up until now was the cost of eating out. Well no longer. The owner is so helpful at helping me concoct all the dishes that I normally love eating out. Whether it is Thai, Japanese or Korean, I have been able to make anything. It may require some work but it is worth it. I have even learned how to roll my own sushi. They have every thing from Thia coconut soup to my favorite BBQ'ed eel. It is amazing how much she has. You might have to ask a few questions because a lot of the merchandise is foreign. The cost is the other thing. If you use anything oriental even soy sauce, it is really inexpensive to purchase anything here. I am a life time customer now. By the way, the address listed above at the time of this review is wrong. The place has moved so call first.

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Let me tell you something, the staff is ok, the "mom" is nicer than the daughter, but she's not bad. I love to go here, I am asian, so I enjoy coming in there and picking out the foods that I want to make knowing I can't get it anywhere else in Brandon. Every Wednesday and Saturday they make Kimbop, and it's soooo awesome! I also love the little things they have to decorate with, it allows me to sport my Korean pride, lol!

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Let me tell you something, the staff is ok, the "mom" is nicer than the daughter, but she's not bad. I love to go here, I am asian, so I enjoy coming in there and picking out the foods that I want to make knowing I can't get it anywhere else in Brandon. Every Wednesday and Saturday they make Kimbop, and it's soooo awesome! I also love the little things they have to decorate with, it allows me to sport my Korean pride, lol!

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I have been here many times when I can't find a certain ingredient. It is really hard to find some sauces and noodles for Asian cooking in the grocery store chains. I spent an entire afternoon searching for Nam Pla once (vietnamese fish sauce). This store has a nice selection and they are helpful in helping me decipher what the labels mean. My son LOVES the candy here, especially the gummy ones.

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★★★★☆

I have been here many times when I can't find a certain ingredient. It is really hard to find some sauces and noodles for Asian cooking in the grocery store chains. I spent an entire afternoon searching for Nam Pla once (vietnamese fish sauce). This store has a nice selection and they are helpful in helping me decipher what the labels mean. My son LOVES the candy here, especially the gummy ones.

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This business is located in a plaza that has lots of great stores. It is a business that sells chinese food - for cooking in your own home. I get their edamome- which is so soy beans. They are very good. The company is owned by a friendly couple and they do have reasonable prices.

PROS: Friendly little shop
CONS: A lot of stuff is in chinese so it's hard to know what things are.

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★★★★☆

This business is located in a plaza that has lots of great stores. It is a business that sells chinese food - for cooking in your own home. I get their edamome- which is so soy beans. They are very good. The company is owned by a friendly couple and they do have reasonable prices.

PROS: Friendly little shop
CONS: A lot of stuff is in chinese so it's hard to know what things are.

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