Asian Grocery Stores, Sunshine Coast

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 Suncoast Oriental Foodmart, Mooloolaba

The thing we miss most about not living in Brisbane is shopping at Asian grocery stores and eating bowls of hot steaming soup. Roy and I decided to go on a hunt to find all the Asian grocery stores on the coast, to find the best one and see what was available in each. Spending 2 hours in front of our computers googling stores addresses we had a list of six possibilities in the area to find. We had only visited once the one opposite Sunshine Plaza, Asian Food 4U. It was our first destination, to figure out what they had on their shelves and prices. Then after trying the next three address to find Chinese takeaway shops and Asian junk shops we were a little disappointed. We did find a gem a the end of our search at Mooloolaba.

Suncoast Oriental Foodmart is on Brisbane road just after you leave from the beach. They sell mostly Japanese and Korean grocery items and have a wide range of products in their freezers and fridges. We found the prices marginally cheaper for some of the products we were searching for. We stocked up on pickled vegetables, thinly sliced beef (freezer), gyoza, seaweed stock and daikon. The store is smaller than the one at the ‘plaza’ but it has a lot more specialty items for sale.


Interior of Asian Food 4 U, above and below


Asian Food 4U is opposite Sunshine Plaza, with Office Works across the road. They have an extensive range of south-east Asian dried goods and a large section of herbs and spices. A diverse range of dried noodles and instant packets of noodles. This is the best place to buy bulk rice, noodles and to order BBQ pork or duck from Brisbane. I know how much I miss it. The duck and pork get supplied from Burlington BBQ  in Sunnybank.


Suncoast Oriental Foodmart

Shop 3 104-106, Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba  
54 777 262

Asian Food 4U

Shop 6, 45 Plaza Parade Maroochydore
Ph/Fax 07-5443 8109
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6 Responses

  1. I love Asian grocery stores! Fortunately we live close to a mini China town in St. Louis – withing about 2 miles from our house there must be close to a dozen Asian markets, including a huge Asian supermarket. Sounds like you had a fun excursion. 😉

  2. I often think (or dream I should say) about moving out of Brisbane and moving to Sunshine coast, for mountains and beaches!! But to me, access to Korean/Asian ingredients is very important, so it’s hard to make such a decision easily. At least it’s good to know that there is a store that sells some Korean stuff. Does Suncoast Oriental Foodmart have a lot of Korean stuff in your opinion?

    1. They definitely had a range of pickled vegetables and kim chi. There were two Korean girls in there doing their grocery shopping when we were there, they seemed to have bought quite a lot of stuff. Maybe net time you are up on the coast for a swim you should check it out. It would only be 1km from the main beach at Mooloolaba.

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