Saturday, August 13, 2016

Morgantown Edition: Asia Royal Grocery

Asia Royal GroceryA new Asian grocery store has replaced the former Smitty's location in Chelsea Square. It joins two others in town: Vonson and Koreana.

Asia Royal GroceryI'm not sure we need three separate Asian stores, but I welcome one on my side of town. And, I was told they will begin serving to-go sushi, as well.

Asia Royal GrocerySide note: The owner works at Kroger and said he recognizes me. This could be a teachable moment for me - I clearly get Kroger sushi way too often.

Asia Royal GroceryIt's not a huge space, but they have a little of everything - frozen fish, condiments, snacks, produce, drinks, and even ice cream in the back.

Asia Royal GroceryI ended up purchasing garlic Cornick, which is a Filipino variant of corn nuts. I had never actually had corn nuts before (I know, I'm an idiot), but I had read something recently about them and the various kinds. And, well, the rest is history. The little savory, crunchy bits were decent.

Asia Royal GroceryI also got some frozen shumai, which is a guilty pleasure. I know this is probably white girl version of any authentic food, but I love them. Drizzled with teriyaki sauce mmmm.

Asia Royal GroceryAnd, I got some sort of white milk chocolate wafers, which weren't bad.

Asia Royal GroceryThat just goes to show you the variety of stuff they have here. From fresh to frozen and authentic to just tasty, there's a little bit of everything for everyone. Parking is easy here, and it's pretty convenient. Keep in mind that if you're using a card, there's a $10 minimum.

Asia Royal GroceryHave you been? What have you bought?

Asia Royal Grocery