Pinoy Store

Yes, that’s Marty’s Plain Salted Vegetarian Chicharon.  It’s vegetarian so it’s healthy, right? 😛  I was first introduced to this snack on my last trip to Manila.

No, this ain’t available in the supermarkets here BUT I spotted this at where-else?  Mang Peter’s Sari-Sari Store.  Actually, Mang Peter, cleaned up his store a little bit and made it into a mini-grocery.

Mang Peter (Peter Cadelina) hailed from Cebu I think and moved to Vietnam some 33 years ago.  His business includes, the grocery, ticketing/VISA, laundry cleaning, import/export, and food service.  He does catering especially for Filipinos, like kare-kare, palabok, and pansit.  Name the Filipino food, and they’ll cook it for you!

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Mang Tomas, UFC ketchup, tuyo (dried salted fish), Argentina / Purefoods corned beef, Reno liver spread (!!!), Nestle cream, Lucky Me pancit canton and pan de sal are just a few of the products Mang Peter brought from home. 😉

Visit Mang Peter’s store at SB12-2 Sky Garden 2, PMH, D7 or call them at (84-8) 54103051.

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By the way, just a quick trivia.  The word “mang” is not a name but an equivalent of the Vietnamese term “anh (oi)” when giving respect to an elderly man.

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17 Responses to Pinoy Store

  1. Rick Ionazzo says:

    I like his outfit. I think you can get some Pinoy food also at the Wash 4 You shop further down inside Sky garden. Cheers man, I like your blog.

    Rick

  2. Lyra says:

    Hi Rick! Ms. Anna at Wash 4 You shop is now focusing more on RTW. 😦 I actually miss buying my other Pinoy food there.

  3. Kathleen says:

    Hi! Would you know if there is a store in or around District 1 that sells Nestle Cream (the one in the can)? We live in Binh Thanh district and I love to make fruit salads using Nestle Cream, the way we do in the Philippines. I would love to visit the store in Sky Garden 2 but going there just for Nestle Cream would not be a financially good idea.

    By the way, I love your site!

    • Lyra says:

      Hi Kathleen! Thank you so much for visiting!

      I’m not sure but you can try Phuong Ha https://hello-saigon.com/2011/02/18/baking-goodies/. It’s a store selling baking items in District 1 behind Bitexco Financial Tower.

      If you like, I can get you some from the Pinoy Store here and meet up at D1 during workdays. 🙂

      • Kathleen says:

        That’s a very kind offer. 🙂 I think I’ll check out the baking supplies store first. Nakakahiya naman sa iyo. Thanks for all the helpful information!

      • Lyra says:

        Naku it’s no problem really as I go to work in District 1 sa Bitexco. Let me know. 🙂

  4. Kathleen says:

    Hi Lyra! I was able to buy Nestle Cream at Phuong Ha yesterday. They were selling the small Nestle Cream cans from Holland but basically the same stuff. 🙂 I saw Select supermarket in Vincom sell them too. However, they only had the honey and banana flavored cream variants. Thank you for introducing me to Phuong Ha in your blogs. I love the store. It doesn’t have air conditioning and gets really hot inside even at 7 P.M. but it’s filled to the brim with stuff! It even has Mang Tomas. Thanks again! 🙂

  5. Lyra says:

    Uy that’s good news! Check ko rin Mang Tomas baka mas cheaper. 🙂

  6. trina wong says:

    Hi Lyra, do you have any idea kung meron balikbayan service, unlimited freight from ho chi minh to philippines? how much?

    • Lyra says:

      Hi Trina. What do you mean unlimited freight? You may try and contact Mang Peter from the info in this blog entry. He does deliveries but I don’t know the extent.

    • Ramir says:

      Hello Trina,

      You may contact kabayan Bong del Rosario with this number: +84 88 6609993. Balikbayan box depends on dimension and destination in the Philippines.

      Regards,
      Mir

  7. Dave says:

    Hello Kabayan,

    I hope you are all doing well.

    If you are a kabayan living in Vietnam, either Saigon or Hanoi, what would be your best 30 items Pinoy foods(in order 1-30, #1 as most needed) requirement?

    Looking forward to hear from everyone. Mabuhay po kayo!

    Maraming salamat!
    Dave

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  9. gen says:

    hi Lyra i am looking for a filipino grocery in saigon..meron ka bang alam aside sa store na yan?… naccrave ako sa pancit canton hahahaha at saka argentina cornedbeef …

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    Good Day po mam,, may delivery po ba kayo dito sa TA LUNG,CAO BANG,HANOI,,,kahit kme n magbyad ng shipping fee,,

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