Hong Kong Market Scarsdale
Woohoo! New supermarket full of goodies- the place is spacious and clean, and there are a handful of restaurants to eat at in the same plaza before or after your shopping trip.
The seafood selection is nice, and the fishmongers provide super friendly service. There's also a section labeled "bakery, " but for now, don't be fooled; no freshly baked bread here, but there are pre-packed lunches, some sweet buns from outside, and refrigerated cakes. The selection in the snack aisles seems big, but the way they stock the shelves is a bit offsetting. Instead of piling the packages from back to front so you can see the brand and product information, they're piled upwards, so you have to pull out each bag to see what it is. I'm too lazyyyyy XD
Okay, so why the measly 2 stars? The produce quality! I've got a major sweet tooth and love my fruit (more than chips and salty snacks!), and I stocked up on plums, grapes, cherries, and a watermelon. The plums came in a tray with plastic wrap, and when I bit into the first one, the plum tasted like nothing. Neither sweet nor sour (if they have gone bad), literally like nothing. So I tossed it and bit into another one. Same! In the end, I ended up with ten plums that looked like they got attacked by some rabid bunny and a very unsatisfied me :( The grapes were squishy and not firm, and when I was eating the cherries, an occasional cherry would taste great and my taste buds went "Yay!" And then I'd have to eat my way through twelve more cherries before my taste buds started cheering again. And lastly, the watermelon. It was labelled "seedless, " but there were definitely seeds. Not the tiny ones, but the black ones~ The flesh also wasn't sweet at all. Such a bummer~ Yelp says 3 stars is "A-OK, " and sad fruit is *not* A-OK, noooooo D: haha~
Until this location steps it up in their produce department, I'm going to stick to their Scarsdale location. Yeah, Scarsdale might be smaller, more crowded, and a bit older, but at least I won't be throwing away all the fruit I buy!