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See Woo, WC2H 7BE

Chinese supermarket on Lisle Street in Chinatown. They also have a big cash-and-carry-style branch in North Greenwich.

They stock all the usual Chinese supermarket staples, including vegetables and frozen stuff. There's a small selection of Japanese food too.

Notable items sold here include fresh ho fun noodles, century eggs (thousand-year-old eggs/皮蛋), Bull's Head brand shacha sauce (沙茶酱), Sichuan Dan Dan Seasoning Co brand chilli bean paste (which is Fuchsia Dunlop's recommended brand), and XO sauce (Kwong Cheong Thye brand as of May 2009), the latter being kept behind the checkout counter as it's quite expensive. As of August 2010 they also have ludicrously-expensive dried scallops (£40/200g gift box).

They don't seem to have a fresh meat counter, but the freezers at the back have various meats and offal, including thinly-sliced meat and fish/meat balls for hotpot.

Kitchenwares are downstairs.

Accessibility: One step up to get in. The aisles are narrow and crowded, and some of the stock is down a flight of stairs.

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Last visited by Kake, August 2010.
OS X co-ord: 529810 OS Y co-ord: 180839 (Latitude: 51.511576 Longitude: -0.130756)
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