T&T Supermarket is one of those not-so-hidden finds in Edmonton. It isn’t hidden at all – in fact, it is located in the biggest shopping mall in the world – West Edmonton Mall.
T&T first opened in Burnaby BC in 1993. Since then, this Canadian chain has expanded throughout Vancouver and Toronto area, and Edmonton and Calgary. So it isn’t what I’d term local, but it does carry more diverse groceries than most places in town.
T&T touts itself as an Asian supermarket and it is a pretty amazing shopping experience. There are aisles and aisles of the most exotic food – a whole aisle of dried mushrooms, another of soya sauce, another of exotic looking mango drinks.
There’s also a Dim Sum area, Hot Food, a bakery, and a sushi stand. The sushi was so pretty that I could not resist buying it so I could photograph it. Oh, and I also peeled the fish off the top and ate it, sashimi style.
I really love sesame balls, and T&Ts were soft and so warm inside that they fogged up my glasses when I bit into them. The insides were gooey and delectable, and there was a little present of red bean paste in the very middle.
The prices at T&T are cheap, especially for the produce. I bought a big bundle of ginger and red chilis for less than two dollars each. I found a great bounty of food there – bok choy is on the dinner menu tonight. And once I figure out what to do with the Rambutan fruit, I’ll let you know…